Trick or Treaty? Film Screening & Discussion on Treaties with Alanis Obomsawin


Please join us for a free screening and discussion of Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary film, Trick or Treaty?, which explores Treaty No. 9 of Northern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec and related activism.

 
DateWednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/704948256366341/

Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

Please join us for a free screening and discussion of Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary film, Trick or Treaty?, which inspired The Sunshine Eaters exhibition. The film explores Treaty No. 9 of Northern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec and related activism. In addition, available for public viewing on a special one-night loan will be the 1905 written Treaty No. 9 and diary of one of Treaty No. 9’s commissioners, Daniel MacMartin. This diary provides insights that raise questions surrounding the verbal and written treaty.

Timing of event:

  • 6 to 6:30 p.m.: Viewing of the written Treaty No. 9 and the Daniel MacMartin diary (1905 Ontario Treaty Commissioner)
  • 6:30 to 6:40 p.m.: Blessing with Elder Whabagoon
  • 6:40 to 7:55 p.m.: Screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s film Trick or Treaty?
  • 7:45 to 8:10 p.m.: Discussion with Alanis Obomsawin

 

Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin’s award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

 

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.

 

Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.



Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
DateWednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Phone

416-977-6000 x456

Cost

Free

Email

onsite@ocadu.ca

Website

https://www.facebook.com/events/704948256366341/

Location

Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)

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The Sunshine Eaters
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00pm

Please join us for a free screening and discussion of Alanis Obomsawin’s documentary film, Trick or Treaty?, which inspired The Sunshine Eaters exhibition. The film explores Treaty No. 9 of Northern Ontario and Northwestern Quebec and related activism. In addition, available for public viewing on a special one-night loan will be the 1905 written Treaty No. 9 and diary of one of Treaty No. 9’s commissioners, Daniel MacMartin. This diary provides insights that raise questions surrounding the verbal and written treaty.

Timing of event:

  • 6 to 6:30 p.m.: Viewing of the written Treaty No. 9 and the Daniel MacMartin diary (1905 Ontario Treaty Commissioner)
  • 6:30 to 6:40 p.m.: Blessing with Elder Whabagoon
  • 6:40 to 7:55 p.m.: Screening of Alanis Obomsawin’s film Trick or Treaty?
  • 7:45 to 8:10 p.m.: Discussion with Alanis Obomsawin

 

Alanis Obomsawin is one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin’s award-winning films address the struggles of Indigenous peoples in Canada from their perspective, giving prominence to voices that have long fallen on deaf ears. An Officer of the Order of Canada, she has received multiple Governor General’s Awards, lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees.

 

The Sunshine Eaters is an original multi-sensory exhibition that highlights how artists and designers look to the land and its plants, flowers and trees as a means to imagine and conjure hope in the face of local and global crises.

Featuring work by: Shary Boyle, Nick Cave, Robert Holmes, Jim Holyoak, Brian Jungen, Jessica Karuhanga, Alexandra Kehayoglou, Nina Leo and Moez Surani, Tony Matelli, Alanis Obomsawin, Ebony G. Patterson and Winnie Truong. Curated by Lisa Deanne Smith.

Exhibition runs January 10 to April 15, 2018.

 

About Onsite Gallery – www.ocadu.ca/onsite
Onsite Gallery is the flagship professional gallery of OCAD U and an experimental curatorial platform for art, design and new media. Visit our website for upcoming public events.

 

Support
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.

The Sunshine Eaters is also produced with the support of Nexus Investments.

Onsite Gallery gratefully acknowledges that the new gallery construction project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Canada Cultural Spaces Fund at Canadian Heritage, the City of Toronto through a Section 37 agreement and Aspen Ridge Homes; with gallery furniture by Nienkämper.

 

Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada.

Venue & Address: 
Onsite Gallery (199 Richmond St. W.)
Website: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/704948256366341/
Email: 
onsite@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000 x456
Cost: 
Free
Image: Alanis Obomsawin, Trick or Treaty? (still), 2014, video, 1 hour 24 minutes. Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada
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