Aug 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Trick or Treaty? (2014 | 1 h 24 min), by Alanis Obomsawin
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper. In recent years, an awareness-raising movement has been surfacing in First Nations communities. In this powerful documentary, those who refuse to surrender are given a chance to speak out.
Watch the trailer here.
A Q&A with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
2017 National Treaties 1 – 11 Gathering for the week of August 28th – August 31st, 2017, hosted by Mushkegowuk Community, Taykwa Tagamou Nation within the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Territory. More information here.