First Nations Woman Defies Government to Raise Children off the Land


Freedom Babies trailer 2 from Doreen Manuel on Vimeo.

A First Nations woman, Kanahus, defies the laws that oppress and colonize her people by not registering her four children with the Canadian government, living off the land and raising her children in a traditional earth pit house. She’s been imprisoned and beaten, the police have broken into and ransacked her home without a search warrant, but she is as determined as the day she began this journey thirteen years ago. She educates her children decolonized as Freedom Babies.

A film by Doreen Manuel / Running Wolf Productions

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