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Thunder Bay Library – Waverley Resource Library
285 Red River road, Thunder Bay, Ontario,

My name is KahentiiostaAlanis Obomsawin | 1995 | 29 min

This short documentary 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 Indigenous name.

This event is part of a project with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, “Let’s Talk about Reconciliation” 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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