Alanis Obomsawin
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1932
Birth Place:
Quebec, Canada


Alanis Obomsawin is Canada's most renowned native filmmaker. All of her films center upon political and social issues surrounding modern Canadian native peoples. Before she was a filmmaker, Obomsawin was a singer and storyteller who attempted to instill traditional knowledge and cultural pride into the children. Her own childhood was difficult. She was born in Odansk upon the Abenaki reserve in...