Honour of the Crown

François Paulette has devoted more than 25 years of his life to resolving a battle that is more than a century old. Senior negotiator for the Smith's Landing First Nation, Paulette is determined to see the Canadian government honour promises made to the Thebatthi (Chipewyan) people in an 1899 treaty. Shot in northern Alberta and Ottawa, Honour of the Crown is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the turbulent final years of this fight.

Plunged into seemingly endless negotiations, Paulette and his brother, Chief Jerry Paulette, struggle to reclaim nine tracts of land and $33 million in compensation. Featuring interviews with tribal, provincial and federal government representatives, this documentary provides a rare glimpse into one community's success in settling a 100-year-old treaty obligation of the Crown.

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Jerry Paulette
Mary Heron
David Leonard
Pat McCormack
Tom Radford
Bill Cameron
Michel Lalonde
Daron Donahue
Trevor Wilson
location sound
John Blerot
Jamie Kidd
music composer
John Sereda
sound editor
John Blerot
sound mix
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
Rhonda DeLorme
executive producer
Graydon McCrea
Jerry Krepakevich
Tom Radford