Aug 31, 2017 | 12:30 pm
My Name Is Kahentiiosta (1995 | 29 min), by Alanis Obomsawin
This documentary short by Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman arrested after the Oka Crisis’ 78-day armed standoff in 1990. She was detained 4 days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government did not accept her aboriginal name.
The Amendment (2007 | 5 min), by Kevin Papatie
In the Kitcisakik community, the Algonquin language is dying out, just four generations after the federal government’s assimilation policy came into effect.
Mi’kmaq poet and critic Shannon Webb-Campbell will launch the “Atwater Reads the TRC” series.
In collaboration with CCUNESCO. More information here.