Club Native

Club Native

How Thick Is your Blood?

DVD - 2008
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Filmmaker Tracey Deer uses Kahnawake, her hometown, as a lens to probe deeply into the history and contemporary reality of Aboriginal identity. Following the stories of four women, she reveals the exclusionary attitudes that divide the community and many others like it across Canada. Deer traces the roots of the problem, from the advent of the highly discriminatory Indian Act through the controversy of Bill C31, up to the present day, where membership on the reserve is determined by a council of Mohawk elders, whose rulings often appear inconsistent. And with her own home as a poignant case study, she raises a difficult question faced by people of many ethnicities across the world: What roles do bloodline and culture play in determining identity?
Publisher: [Montréal] : Rezolution Pictures : National Film Board of Canada ; [2008]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (78 min) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm..
Alternative Title: How thick is your blood [dvd]


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Mar 09, 2015

Well-done Documentary! It is sad to see that there is also discrimination within the Native communities. The life stories here are very engaging and interesting. I recommend this DVD!

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