Honour Your Word | Mi'kmaq Native Friendship Centre | Film Screening | Halifax, Nova Scotia | THE COAST

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Honour Your Word

"Honour Your Word" is a portrait of life behind the barricades for the Algonquins of Barriere Lake. The title refers to their demand that Canada and Quebec honour a precedent-setting conservation deal signed in 1991. Director Martha Stiegman spent four years shooting this poetic, heartfelt documentary that challenges stereotypes of "angry Indians." Honour Your Word juxtaposes starkly contrasting landscapes—the majesty of the bush, a dramatic highway stand-off against a riot squad, daily life on the reserve—to reveal the spirit of a people for whom blockading has become an unfortunate part of their way of life, a life rooted in the piece of Boreal Forest they are defending.

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