Our Nationhood

In this feature documentary, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Our Nationhood provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'gmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights.

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Alanis Obomsawin
Alison Burns
original music
Francis Grandmont
Alanis Obomsawin
Philippe Amiguet
Michel La Veaux
Yoan Cart
Alanis Obomsawin
location sound
Raymond Marcoux
Ismaël Cordeiro
Glenn Hodgins
photo research
Meilan Lam
sound editor
André Chaput
voice recording
Geoffrey Mitchell
Jean-René Ouellet
Alanis Obomsawin
Jean Dallaire
Alanis Obomsawin
animation camera
Pierre Landry
re-recording mixer
Serge Boivin
Geoffrey Mitchell
Alanis Obomsawin
executive producer
Sally Bochner


  • Nation

    “Excellent film about the Mi'gmaq people who stood up for their rights. All my best to them. The 2nd part of the film they would like to log their trees but instead of clear cutting they would like to log the trees selectively. Yes!!!!” — Nation, 11 Nov 2010

  • “Je viens de visionner les premières minutes du film. Les séquences initiales ont le pouvoir de m'émouvoir aux larmes. Voici décrit en quelques images, l'histoire d'un peuple déshérité. À suivre...” — HeronBleu, 16 Oct 2010

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