ALANIS OBOMSAWIN HONOURED FOR SIX DECADES OF ACTIVISM

Oct 05, 2021

By Christine Ross

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An 89-year-old Indigenous documentary filmmaker has received the Glenn Gould Prize for lifetime contribution to the arts.

Alanis Obomsawin  shared hope for the future of Indigenous Peoples as she accepted the $100,000 honour at an event in Toronto.

The octogenarian was recognized for her dedication to chronicling the lives and concerns of First Nations people for decades.

Her work includes a documentary that shed light on the 1990 Oka Crisis .

The filmmaker says she’s driven by a noticeable change in how Canadians view Indigenous people.

Established in 1987, the Glenn Gould Prize is named after the acclaimed Canadian piano virtuoso and handed out every other year.

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