Trick or Treaty?

This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their quest for justice as they seek to establish dialogue with the Canadian government. By tracing the history of their ancestors since the signing of Treaty No. 9, these leaders aim to raise awareness about issues vital to First Nations in Canada: respect for and protection of their lands and their natural resources, and the right to hunt and fish so that their societies can prosper. In recent years, an awareness-raising movement has been surfacing in First Nations communities. In this powerful documentary, those who refuse to surrender are given a chance to speak out.


Alanis Obomsawin
Alanis Obomsawin
Alison Burns
René Sioui Labelle
Philippe Amiguet
aerial camera
Michaël Darby
location sound
Glenn Hodgins
original music
Alain Auger
Alanis Obomsawin
voice recording
Geoffrey Mitchell
sound editor
Don Ayer
Jean Paul Vialard
Stéphane Cadotte
Alanis Obomsawin
Noreen Kruzich
Katherine Kasirer
Alanis Obomsawin
executive producer
Annette Clarke


  • srez

    “What time should we expect this to be available today? ” — srez, 17 Mar 2015

  • NFB_Moderator

    “@lthielen--> the film will be available on March 17, 2015, on VOD and DTO in Canada ONLY. The DVD will be there shortly after that!” — NFB_Moderator, 4 Dec 2014

  • lthielen

    “When will this be available for download?” — lthielen, 3 Dec 2014

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