Oct 05, 2021
By Christine Ross
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.