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Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again

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Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.

Using never-before-seen archival footage and audio recordings, Mohawk filmmaker Courtney Montour engages in a deeply personal conversation with the late Mohawk woman who challenged sexist and genocidal government policies that stripped First Nations women and children of their Indian status when they married non-Indian men.

Montour speaks with Cree activist Nellie Carlson, Mary’s lifelong friend and co-founder of Indian Rights for Indian Women, and meets with three generations in Mary’s kitchen in Kahnawà:ke to honour the legacy of a woman who galvanized a national network of allies to help restore Indian status to thousands of First Nations women and children.

2021, 34 min 11 s

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First Peoples' Festival (Land InSights)
August 9 to 18 2022, Montréal, Canada

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Best Documentary Short
Annual American Indian Film Festival
November 5 to 13 2021, San Francisco - USA

Documentary Short Award
Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival
October 19 to 24 2021, Toronto - Canada

Best Documentary
Weengushk International Film Festival
July 8 to 11 2021, Sudbury - Canada

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