Posts Tagged ‘Shannen’s Dream’

Indigenous Youth – Changing the Way We Think!


Alanis Obomsawin’s documentaries Trick or Treaty? and Hi-Ho Mistahey! explore the effects of the James Bay Treaty, the validity of oral versus written history, and the availability of quality education for First Nations people. The films look at how the Treaty was negotiated and how Indigenous youth are challenging the government to fulfill its obligations. Here’s an overview of these documentaries with reference to four key concepts.


Alanis Obomsawin and the Children’s Court Case


A landmark court case that will greatly impact the future of First Nations children is taking place right now at the Human Rights Tribunal in Ottawa and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin is in the heart of it. Find out more here!

Hi-Ho Mistahey!

Feb. 14-16: Free Streaming of Alanis Obomsawin’s Hi-Ho Mistahey!


Feb. 14-16: catch a free, web-only stream of this acclaimed doc on education advocacy for First Nations kids.