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Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Alanis Obomsawin , Canada 1993, 119 Min., OV with English subs
Followed by a talk with Zachary Johnston

In the summer of 1990, a dispute over a golf course to be built on Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) lands in Oka, Quebec, sparked off a huge pushback by the indigenous community. The documentary filmmaker and First Nations activist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the 78 days of the confrontation between the armed Mohawks, who were presented as criminals by mainstream politicians, and the security forces.

Zachary Johnston (Twana/Wishram/Hawaiian) is a travel, food, and drink editor for UPROXX.com. Zach writes about Indigenous American issues and foods, has done pop-ups serving Indigenous American cuisine in Berlin, and works with chefs, artists, and activists to promote Indigenous American movements.