Is the Crown at War with Us?
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Is the Crown at War with Us?
Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin directed this documentary concerning indigenous Canadians of the Esgenoopetitj Mi'gmaq First Nation, living in the Eastern Canadian province of New Brunswick. In recent years, the Esgenoopetitj Mi'gmaq people had been in conflict with the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans. While 18th century treaties between the Mi'gmaq and European settlers gave the natives the right to fish in New Brunswick's waters, Fisheries and Oceans regulators contended that contemporary laws superseded these agreements. In 1999, a Canadian Supreme Court… More