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My Name Is Kahentiiosta

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Arrested after the 78-day armed standoff during the 1990 Oka crisis, Kahentiiosta, a young Kahnawake Mohawk woman proud of her centuries-old heritage, is detained four days longer than the other women. Her crime? The prosecutor representing the Quebec government will not accept her aboriginal name. From the perspective of Kahentiiosta, we witness the arrest and detention of those who withdrew to the Treatment Centre after the Canadian Army advanced, and we learn why Kahentiiosta was prepared to die to protect the land and trees sacred to the Mohawk people of Kanehsatake.

1995, 29 min 50 s

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Deuxième Place - produit par un ou une autochtone
American Indian Film and Video Competition
Du 2 au 5 février 1996, Oklahoma City - États-Unis