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Sunday, October 26 • 4:30pm - 6:15pm
Hi-Ho Mistahey!

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Alanis Obomsawin

2013 | 99 min | Canada, Attawapiskat First Nation

US Premiere | Director in Attendance

Celebrated Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, renowned for her courageous efforts chronicling the lives of Canada’s First Nations for over four decades returns to the Mead this year. Her film Hi-Ho Mistahey! (“I love you infinitely” in the Cree language) follows the remarkable story of First Nations teenager Shannen Koostachin, who launched an educational reform campaign on her Attawapiskat reserve in northern Ontario, demanding rights for herself and all First Nations’ youngsters to a decent education. Shannen’s elementary education took place in makeshift portable classrooms with no library or computers, inconsistent heat in the winter, and a black mold problem. She had the courage to challenge the situation in newspapers, at conferences, and on the steps of Parliament Hill, catalyzing young people across Canada to protest on the behalf of their First Nations’ counterparts as “Shannen’s Dream,” as the cause came to be known, makes it to Parliament.

Sunday October 26, 2014 4:30pm - 6:15pm
People Center

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