Native Women: Politics - Truthful History of Aboriginal Women (2003)

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An emotionally moving and upbeat program that gives voice to Aboriginal women. Historical segments in the program contrast the traditional equality of power, male to female within native communities, versus the regression in the roles and power of First Nations women in Canada under European dominance. Strong women "leaders" emphasize how they view the rebuilding of balanced self-government within their community in the future. The Indian Act and Bill C31 are examined to highlight their effect on First Nations women.


Released: 2003

Duration: 25 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Producer: Richard Hersley

Broadcast: Global Television

Award: Best Documentary, Native American Journalists Assocation