EVENTS: NOV 19 – NOV 26

  • Special Screening: Trick or Treaty?

The Indigenous Visual Culture Program and The Office of the President Welcomes Alanis Obomsawin and presents a special OCADU screening of

Trick or Treaty?
84 minutes 43 seconds

WHEN: Wednesday, November 26, begins at 7pm
WHERE: Auditorium (Room 190) @ 100 McCaul

This new feature documentary by acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) 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.