Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance


On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades.

Directed by Alanis Obomsawin – 1993

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  1. oglach zegt:

    Thank you for this; I’ve lived on two “Indian reservations” in North America, and can personally attest to the treatment of the native peoples. I can also attest to their resolve; and unfortunately, the fact that as their “standard of living” improved (meaning indoor plumbing, televisions, and the like) the resolve of many of them for independence weakened..But not nearly all. I had never heard this particular episode, and look forward to learning more about it. I can say, however, that the Canadian government has been far more “fair” in their treatment of native peoples than their neighbours south of them.

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