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Last Call Indian film by Sonia Boileau- Nish Productions

Last Call Indian film by Sonia Boileau- Nish Productions | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"This one hour documentary takes a look at the reality that faces a last generation status Indian as she tries to hold on to her culture after the recent passing of her main native reference, her Grand-father.

 

"Because of the Indian Act I am forced into letting go of who I am and accepting that I am probably the last Indian in my family lineage. Although I always had uncertainties and questions about my true belonging to the Mohawk culture and my ties to my community, I've never felt as culturally empty as I do now.  Even if I always knew that I was a last generation Indian, I never felt that I needed to justify or explain who I was because my Grand-father was Mohawk, which in turn granted me that right.  With his death, my heart and my roots seem to have slipped further away."

 

Last Call Indian begins where the life of Morris Bonspille ends.

 

This heart-warming documentary is not only about cultural identity but is also a critical analysis of Aboriginal entitlement and the dilemma faced by many last generation Indians."

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A recommended documentary about Indian Status. It is available in English and French.

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Woman's grinding quest to 'right wrong' and gain Indian status closer to end - Globe and Mail

"An Ontario woman’s long and byzantine quest to gain Indian status – lost because her grandmother was “enfranchised” under a discredited federal government statute – is set to enter a new phase

Federal Court will soon have to decide whether a 1952 cabinet decision that stripped Angel Sue Larkman’s grandmother and her descendants of their Indian status was the result of fraud."

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