History of Manawan - Part One - Atisokan nte Manawanik nistam kenokok (Atikamekw Version)

History of Manawan - Part One - Atisokan nte Manawanik nistam kenokok (Atikamekw Version)

| 20 min

“It’s not how it used to be.” The words of Cézar Néwashish resonate throughout this short documentary that explores the history of the Atikamekw community of Manawan, Quebec. Less than a century old in name, Manawan embodies the experiences of so many Indigenous communities across Canada. Where once they practised their customs freely on a vast territory, the arrival of the Europeans would eventually mean the restriction of their cultural practices and confinement to a reserve named Manawan.

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Credits
  • director
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • producer
    Alanis Obomsawin
  • editor
    Alison Burns
  • original music
    Francis Grandmont
  • executive producer
    Ravida Din