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The Federal Court Hearing

The Federal Court Hearing

| 19 min

Amid a severe housing crisis that made international headlines in 2011, the federal government imposed third-party management on the Attawapiskat First Nation. In response, the First Nation’s leadership filed a challenge in federal court, claiming the appointment was unreasonable, contrary to law and harmful to community members. Alanis Obomsawin documents the remarkable judicial review that ensued in April 2012 in this companion work to her feature documentary The People of the Kattawapiskak River.

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    Alanis Obomsawin
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    Alanis Obomsawin
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    Alanis Obomsawin


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