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Attawapiskat the Focus of Indigenous Filmmaker’s Work

January 30, 2013 7:02 AM | Entertainment

A film examining the Attawapiskat First Nation will be screened at the University of Manitoba this afternoon.

The community, which has been linked to the Idle No More movement, will be discussed by Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.

“The People of the Kattawapiskak River” explores conditions inside Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario, which in October of 2011 declared a state of emergency due to failing infrastructure and health concerns.

Obomsawin will hold a colloquium from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m., followed by a Q&A and screening from 2:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

The colloquium will be held at Migizii Agamik (Bald Eagle Lodge), 45 Curry Place. The screening will be held in Room 231 of the Isbister Building on the Fort Garry campus.

— Staff