Alanis Obomsawin

One of the most acclaimed Indigenous directors in the world, Alanis Obomsawin was born August 31, 1932 in Abenaki territory in New Hampshire during a total eclipse—an exceptionally fitting start to an exceptional life. She grew up in Odanak, Québec, and moved as a young child with her family to the…

"When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted … you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money."