History and Origins

The film excerpts in this theme look at the creation myth of the Wendat, the life of the Mi’kmaq before European settlement, the origin of the word “Canada,” and the question of territory under the English and French regimes.


Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 1

Our Nationhood 2

Our Nationhood

2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis

excerpt 1      2 min 58 s


Description Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin explains the difference between a hereditary chief and an elected chief.

Alanis Obomsawin’s biography and filmography can be consulted by visiting www.nfb.ca/portraits.

About This Film

Interview with Alanis Obomsawin

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