Documentary Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her work, and her latest film Hi-Ho Mistahey!



Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin joined Indigenous Waves to discuss her process as a filmmaker and her prolific body of work, including her latest film Hi-Ho Mistahey! – a follow up to her last film The People of the Kattawapiskak River. Hi-Ho Mistahey! takes an intimate look at the community of Attawapiskat, the legacy of Shannen Koostachin known as Shannen’s Dream, and Canada’s chronic underfunding and misappropriation of First Nations’ education funding. You can catch Hi-Ho Mistahey! at this year’s imagineNative film festival.

Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Indigenous rights issues for the National Film Board of Canada and her career spans over forty years. Her directing credits include Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Rocks at Whiskey Trench, Is the Crown at War with Us?, and Hi-Ho Mistahey!.


A Tribe Called Red – Sisters f. Northern Voice

Cris Derksen – Our Home On Native Land

Fawn Wood – Grandmother’s Song

Alo White – Traditional Rounddance (Roy MacDonald)

Tall Paul – Protect Ya Spirit

Beaatz – Let’s Get it f. Abstrakt

K-OTIC 1, Darah, Felon, Teila & Keiyu – Sovereign

Cris Derksen – In Line


Originally Aired Monday September 16, 2013

Photo Credit: Jamaias DaCosta

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  1. […] legendary shero, Alanis Obomsawin returned to Indigenous Waves once again in September to discuss her latest film, Trick or Treaty? The Untold History of Treaty […]

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