These Are My People...

These Are My People...

Released in 1969, These Are My People… was the first NFB film made entirely by an Indigenous crew. It was co-directed by Roy Daniels, Willie Dunn, Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell and Barbara Wilson—members of the Indian Film Crew (IFC), an all-Indigenous unit established in 1968 as part of Challenge for Change, a broader organizational initiative to use media to effect social change. One of the first Canadian documentaries to foreground an Indigenous perspective on the history of Indigenous–settler relations, it features Standing Arrow and Tom Porter, from the Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) community of Akwesasne, who discuss longhouse religion, culture, government and the impacts of settler arrival on their way of life.

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Credits
  • director
    Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell
    Willie Dunn
    Barbara Wilson
    Roy Daniels
  • camera
    Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell
    Willie Dunn
    Barbara Wilson
    Roy Daniels
  • sound
    Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell
    Willie Dunn
    Barbara Wilson
    Roy Daniels
  • producer
    George C. Stoney
  • editing
    Noel StarBlanket