YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND & MOHAWK NATION
Wednesday, June 5
YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND
(1969, Mike Kanentakeron Mitchell) Border crossing dispute on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation (straddling the U.S. and Canada), as the tribe asserts its rights to duty-free passage. Participant filmmaking by Mitchell, member of the National Film Board of Canada’s Indian Film Crew, later long-serving Grand Chief of Akwesasne. Digital. Approx. 37 min.
(1978, Allan Siegel) Mohawk activists reclaim ancestral land, naming it Ganienkeh. Shot by the occupants themselves with assistance from Third World Newsreel. Unseen in 40 years. Digital. Approx. 45 min.