Concordia's Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference will be screening Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin's landmark documentary Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance as part of its 2020 conference theme, Landedness/Terre, Terrain, Territoire.
Obomsawin's film chronicles the 78-day stand-off between the Kanien'kehá:ka of Kanehsatá:ke and the Quebec police and Canadian army during the summer of 1990. The conflict developed after the town of Oka took actions to develop a golf course over lands containing a traditional Mohawk burial ground.
This event is free but cash donations are welcome. All proceeds will go to the First Peoples Justice Center of Montreal.
Take part in viewing an important documentation of contemporary and historical Indigenous-settler relations in Canada.