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Indigenous artist Alanis Obomsawin honoured with sound and light show in Toronto – CTV News

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2021200 Views

October 14, 2021

TORONTO — Alanis Obomsawin can’t help but get emotional as she reflects on how the treatment of Indigenous people has changed over the years.

“To see our people respected, and see they count, it’s a very different time,” the longtime artist and filmmaker told CTV National News.

Obomsawin has used her work to grow the fight for social justice and change for decades. She’s best known for her documentaries, such as those about the Oka Crisis in 1990 where she went behind the scenes of the violent land dispute between a group of Mohawk people and the town of Oka, Quebec.

The 89-year-old’s life has been filled with numerous projects, including 54 films made in 54 years, as well as engravings and songwriting.

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