Sovereignty and Resistance
This theme offers film excerpts on land claims, management of natural resources, ancestral rights and recovery of Aboriginal cultural artefacts. It also presents images showing the resistance of Aboriginal peoples to repression by non-Aboriginal culture.
2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis
excerpt 3 4 min 31 s
2. How is the issue of logging in Mi’kmaq territory similar to the issue of fishing rights that prompted the Incident at Restigouche nearly two decades earlier?
This film recounts the difficult battle waged by the Listuguj Mi’kmaqs against the Government of Quebec in 1998 for the right to manage their own natural resources. The film also highlights some of the achievements of this community located in the Gaspe Peninsula.