Canada’s Indigenous Heroes – Alanis Obomsawin

This wonderful lady is an inspiration. That quote sure resonates with me!

Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti

Alanis Obomsawin – Documentary Filmmaker, Artist, Singer, Storyteller

Alanis Obomsawin, OC, GOQ, filmmaker, singer, artist, storyteller (born 31 August 1932 near Lebanon, New Hampshire). One of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers, Alanis Obomsawin began her career as a professional singer and storyteller before joining the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) in 1967. Her award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada and a Grand Officer of the National Order of Québec, she has received the Prix Albert-Tessier and the Canadian Screen Awards’ Humanitarian Award, as well as multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

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A member of the Abenaki Nation, Obomsawin, whose last name means “pathfinder,” returned with her family to the Odanak reserve near Sorel, Québec, at…

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4 thoughts on “Canada’s Indigenous Heroes – Alanis Obomsawin

      1. I agree about the quote. The Indigenous peoples of North America had conservationism as a significant part of their spirit life. Of course, the idiot Europeans who stole their lands mocked their spiritual beliefs. Yet, if the European settlers had been converted, Mother Earth would have been nurtured and not debased and abused.

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