Trick or Treaty?

Trick or Treaty?


                                Trick or Treaty?
| 1 h 24 min
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Covering a vast swath of northern Ontario, Treaty No. 9 reflects the often contradictory interpretations of treaties between First Nations and the Crown. To the Canadian government, this treaty represents a surrendering of Indigenous sovereignty, while the descendants of the Cree signatories contend its original purpose to share the land and its resources has been misunderstood and not upheld. Enlightening as it is entertaining, Trick or Treaty? succinctly and powerfully portrays one community’s attempts to enforce their treaty rights and protect their lands, while also revealing the complexities of contemporary treaty agreements. Trick or Treaty? made history as the first film by an Indigenous filmmaker to be part of the Masters section at TIFF when it screened there in 2014.

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Credits
  • narration
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • music recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • sound editor
    Don Ayer
  • mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • research
    Alanis Obomsawin
    Noreen Kruzich
    Katherine Kasirer
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • writer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • camera
    René Sioui Labelle
    Philippe Amiguet
  • location sound
    Glenn Hodgins
  • original music
    Alain Auger

  • None

    The film taught me about the treaties that the Indigenous people have signed and what they are trying and have done to create equal rights between all Canadians. The film also discussed what Indigenous leaders are talking about to the government to try and get some of their rights back as well as discussing many vital issues that Indigenous people face. #IndigenousFilm

    None, 18 Dec 2018
  • None

    I thought that the film was educational and taught me a lot about the treaties that the Indigenous people signed. The film taught me about what the Indigenous are trying to do to get equal rights as the rest of the country and why they believe they deserve them. Finally, the film showcased how resilient the Indigenous are when it comes to getting their rights back. #next150 #IndigenousFilm

    None, 18 Dec 2018
  • JuliaMcCrea

    It's time the truth is told.

    JuliaMcCrea, 6 Mar 2016
  • 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