Thunder Bay Library - Mary J. L. Black Branch, Community Program Room, 901 South Edward Street Thunder Bay, Ontario  
Oct 09, 2017 | 10:00 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.

Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO) in partnership with the the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), the Indigenous Matters Committee of the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA), Library and Archives Canada (LAC) and Wapikoni Mobile.


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