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René Sioui Labelle

René Sioui Labelle has worked as a cinematographer since the early 1980s, contributing to Indigenous-themed films like Acts of Defiance (1992)and Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians (1995), a documentary investigation of Scott’s role in designing and implementing Canada’s assimilationist policies. A frequent collaborator of Abenaki director Alanis Obomsawin, Sioui Labelle has camera credits on Trick or Treaty? (2014), Hi-Ho Mistahey! (2013) and The People of the Kattawapiskak River (2012). His director credits include Kanata: Legacy of the Children of Aataentsic (1998), which traces the history of his own Wendat-Huron ancestors. It’s generally accepted that Canada derives its name from Kanata, the Wyandot term for village.