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Our Land Is Our Life ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB527609
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Colin Low, Len Chatwin
Directors:  Boyce Richardson, Tony Ianzelo
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Documentary, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1974
Running Time:  57m 50s


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In March, 1974, the Cree of the Mistassini area in northern Québec met to discuss their long-term future. After three hundred years of minimal contact with the white man, they had been offered 'compensation' by the government of Québec for the effects of the James Bay power project. But they decided that nothing, neither jobs nor money, meant more to them than their land. The film presents the issues under these headings: The Conflict, The Hunting Culture, The Schools, The Villages, The Fight for the Land. Version without subtitles.

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In March, 1974, the Cree of the Mistassini area in northern Québec met to discuss their long-term future. After three hundred years of minimal contact with the white man, they had been offered 'compensation' by the government of Québec for the effects of the James Bay power project. But they decided that nothing, neither jobs nor money, meant more to them than their land. The film presents the issues under these headings: The Conflict, The Hunting Culture, The Schools, The Villages, The Fight for the Land.



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