Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance

September 18, 2023
Presented with the Daniel Boone Regional Library — Free!

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series One Read

From distinguished Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance captures the story of Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) activists fighting against the local government’s proposed development of a private golf course on sacred burial grounds. Their struggle to protect their land became a historic confrontation—and one of the most widely publicized instances of government-sanctioned violence against First Nations peoples in the 20th century.


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Tickets to free events are available at our box office starting at 10am the day of the show (unless otherwise noted). No more than four free tickets will be given to one person.

Presented By

One Read, coordinated by the Daniel Boone Regional Library and now in its twenty-second year, is a community-wide reading program sponsored by a task force of local media and community agencies.


Director(s): Alanis Obomsawin
Year Released: 1993
Runtime: 119 minutes
Country: Canada
Language(s): In English and French with English subtitles
Content Warning(s): Racially or Sexually Motivated Violence
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)