Painting of a Native American woman

This course examines contemporary films by First Nations directors, emphasizing works by women and LGBTQ2 filmmakers. We will view films across a range of genres, horror, fantasy, romance, documentary, sci-fi, and so on. The films will cover a range of issues germane to First Nations communities, including residential schools, treaty rights, sovereignty, reconciliation, 60s Scoop, food sovereignty, and so forth, and classes will include lectures and reading materials that will provide you with the necessary background for understanding these issues. We will view films by Shelley Niro (Mohawk), Terry Jones (Seneca), Ella-Máijá Twofeathers (Kainai), Jeff Barnaby (Mi'gMaq), Tracey Deer (Kahnawake Mohawk), Tasha Hubbard (Métis), Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki), and many more.