As part of Aabiziingwashi (WideAwake): NFB Indigenous Cinema on Tour, Skol presents the documentary Ruse ou traité? (Trick or Treaty?)

October 31rd – November 18th, 2017

In gallery projections

Tuesday to Saturday – noon, 2pm, 4pm

Thursday – noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm

Free admission, all are welcomed

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Wheelchair accessible

Project description

Alanis Obomsawin’s colossal body of work portrays Canada’s Native people’s great force of resistance; its territory, its children and community, its claims and power of action. A gaze at once intimate and acute on problems and injustices that concern Native people, this series of documentaries has the power to counteract misinformation, while inspiring a deep sense of human dignity and solidarity.

Ruse ou traité? (Trick or Treaty?) (2014, 84 min. English-French with French subtitles)

This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper. In recent years, an awareness-raising movement has been surfacing in First Nations communities. In this powerful documentary, those who refuse to surrender are given a chance to speak out.

To watch the trailer :


*Produced and distributed by the National Film Board of Canada


Credits: Image taken from the documentary Trick or Treaty?, Alanis Obomsawin, 2014, National Film Board of Canada.