DUKE REDBIRD, ADVOCATE

 

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Duke Redbird was at the forefront of Native political organizations as a prominent public speaker on Native issues, providing First Nations people in Canada with a new, young, and aggressive leadership. He was president of the Ontario Métis and Non-status Indian Association and the director of their Land Claims Research, his academic thesis We Are Metis was published in 1980. He was the vice-president of the Native Council of Canada, and was the subject of a biography (Red on White: the biography of Duke Redbird). He is the author of a collection of poetry and has been published in numerous anthologies including textbooks in Canada and the United States.


PowWow at Duck Lake 1967 14 min National Film Board of Canada  This short documentary depicts a discussion at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, in which social issues are presented before a gathering of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. Essentials such as schooling and the lack of opportunities for Indigenous youth are on the agenda.

PowWow at Duck Lake 1967 14 min National Film Board of Canada

This short documentary depicts a discussion at Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, in which social issues are presented before a gathering of Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. Essentials such as schooling and the lack of opportunities for Indigenous youth are on the agenda.

Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 2  Peter Pearson  1967 32 min National Film Board of Canada  In this short film, Indigenous youth test their inherently tolerant philosophy against the more pragmatic ideas of  Saul Alinsky . The Indians argue for a revision of the hundred-year-old Indian Act by peaceful persuasion. Alinsky advocates a more direct development of power to bring about the changes they seek.

Encounter with Saul Alinsky - Part 2 Peter Pearson 1967 32 min National Film Board of Canada

In this short film, Indigenous youth test their inherently tolerant philosophy against the more pragmatic ideas of Saul Alinsky. The Indians argue for a revision of the hundred-year-old Indian Act by peaceful persuasion. Alinsky advocates a more direct development of power to bring about the changes they seek.

 
The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson's Bay Company  Martin Defalco  &  Willie Dun n 1972 42 min NFB

The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson's Bay Company Martin Defalco & Willie Dunn 1972 42 min NFB