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The People of the Kattawapiskak River

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It is October 2011, and 1,700 Kattawapiskak Cree are living in dreadful conditions at minus 40 degrees in Northern Ontario, along James Bay. Their homes have crude stoves, holes in the walls and floors, and no sewage lines, heating or insulation. Alanis Obomsawin's documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River examines the history and causes of a housing crisis that struck this community hard. Included are personal accounts by the people of Kattawapiskak River and political debates in the House of Commons.

This compilation includes the documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River (50:14), The People of the Kattawakiskak River - Six Months Later (6:02) and The Federal Court Hearing (19:50).

2013, 75 min 50 s