Atwater Library, 1200 Atwater Avenue Westmount, Quebec  
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.


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