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After 5 years of asking, the NFB has returned my #J11 footage (600GB). At the height of #IdleNoMore I was asked to make a micro film for the NFB ($10K total budget). We used 3 cell phones. We were in the Chiefs’ main assembly, AFN/PTO back rooms, the Governor General’s mansion.
It’s a fascinating and heartbreaking look at the political processes FN bands are forced to participate in, tinkering around the Indian Act, tinkering around the edges of a system meant to kill us. The week of Jan. 6-11, 2013 forever changed so many lives. #J11
Harper rammed Bill C45 through the house. It was an omnibus bill that threatened to have devastating effects on Indigenous People in Canada. December 2012, Idle No More cemented it’s place in Indigenous Peoples’ long-standing resistance history. It was a beautiful & sacred time.
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