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Trick or Treaty?

Directed by Alanis Obomsawin
Canada, 2014
Documentary

Synopsis

Legendary Canadian documentarian Alanis Obomsawin digs into the tangled history of Treaty 9 — the infamous 1905 agreement wherein First Nations communities relinquished sovereignty over their traditional territories…

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Trick or Treaty? Directed by Alanis Obomsawin

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  • msmichel's rating of the film Trick or Treaty?

    Canada's relationship with its native peoples has been a long one of broken treaties, false promises and 'legal interpretations' that have left a legacy of poverty, neglect, abuse and racism. Obomsawin has had a long career looking at various issues, historical events and that legacy but this effort seems to lack the passion, focus and interest of many of her other works Well shot but unfortunately superficial.