Unceded Chiefs (57:36)
Director: Doreen Manuel
Unceded Chiefs traces the historic early activism of BC First Nations Leaders who in the late 1960’s unified in a battle against the Canadian government to reject Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau’s proposed 1969 White Paper Policy. Director Doreen Manuel skilfully weaves a story of resilience and determination through interviews and archival audio with the people who lived the battle and the children of the Chiefs who had dedicated their lives to the leadership and survival of their Aboriginal title and rights.
The Early Edition with Stephen Quinn
Aired: March 3, 2020
Doreen Manuel speaks with Stephen Quinn about her new film “Unceded Chiefs” and how today’s political fights over land and title differ from decades past.
Director: Doreen Manual
News and Screenings
Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Ktunaxa) MFA, Film Production, is the daughter of renowned international leader, the late, George Manuel.
She is the first Indigenous woman to: hold a position on the board of Directors of Knowledge Network; and to hold the position of Director of a major film centre in Canada. She is the 2019 Woman of the Year for Women in Film and TV Vancouver (WIFTV); the recipient of the Leadership in Education award; and many other film industry and education leadership awards both provincially and nationally.
Doreen has 15 years-experience in the film industry, 33 years-experience teaching and a lifetime dedicated to environmental stewardship. Doreen comes from a long line of oral historians and factual story gatherers from her First Nations traditional background.
Doreen Manuel – The Georgia Straight
Link to Georgia Straight article https://www.straight.com/news/1368116/capilano-university-filmmaker-doreen-manuels-unceded-chiefs-tells-historic-tale Capilano University filmmaker Doreen Manuel's Unceded Chiefs tells historic tale of Indigenous resistance by Charlie...read more
Screening – Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Unceded Chiefs winner Integral Artists Impact Award 2020, Screening - Vancouver International Women in Film Festival,Canadian Premiere, March 7, 2020Vancity Theatre 11:00 AM Buy...read more
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Canadian Premiere, March 3-8, 2020read more
World Premiere, America Indian Film Festival,Sunday October 27, 2019 12:00pm. Brava Theatre Centre, 2781 24th Street, San Francisco California.read more
Unceded Chiefs Credits
Director of Photography
Petie (Danette) Chalifoux
Visual Effects/Graphic Design
Hair and Make Up
Kaitlyn Red Crow
Set Décor and Props
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Chief Judy Wilson
Clarence Jules II
Clarence Jules III
Anita Rose Manuel
Colin Van Loon
Unceded Chiefs Reading List:
The Fourth World, George Manuel, Michael Posluns, Minnesota Press
George Manuel and the Making of her Modern Indian Movement, Peter McFarlane
Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call, Arthur Manuel, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson
Reconciliation Manifesto: Recovering the Land, Arthur Manuel, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson
Whose Land Is It Anyway? A Manual for Decolonization, various writers
Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Nationhood, Pamela Palmater
Unceded Chiefs Virtual Reality:
Contact – https://im4lab.com/hello-world/