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Cinema Politica Dawson – You Are On Indian Land & Incident at Restigouche
February 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
As a part of Social Science Week, the Dawson First Peoples Initiative and Cinema Politica are proud to present a series of screenings of Indigenous-directed documentaries during the Continuing Education time block.
On Wednesday, February 6 at 6:30pm, come watch a double feature including the 1969 documentary You Are On Indian Land. Celebrating its 50thanniversary, this film documents a 1969 protest by the Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) of Akwesasne, a territory that straddles the Canada–U.S. border. It was created by the first all-Indigenous unit at the NFB. This film will be followed by Incident at Restigouche, which documents the Quebec Provincial Police (QPP) raids on the Restigouche Reserve on June 11 and 20, 1981. The Quebec government had decided to restrict fishing, resulting in anger among the Mi’kmaq population as salmon was traditionally an important source of food and income.