Movie Screening of the week No.2: Obomsawin’s “My Name Is Kahentiiosta”

As per announced virtual session format July-August, let us start with a 30min movie about an Oka event (1990) participant:

Watch FREE from campus, from TPL

My Name Is Kahentiiosta


NFB blurb:

This documentary short 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 aboriginal name.

Well, she could not — nor did she want to — present another name.

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