Treaty 9, created in 1905, is often used to justify government positions on aboriginal land claims. From a Euro-Canadian viewpoint, the First Nations gave away their sovereignty when they agreed to that treaty. Skilled documentarian Alanis Obomsawin investigates events surrounding the treaty from a First Nations viewpoint, showing how ignorant assumptions and basic miscommunications have multiplied and burgeoned into conflict over the years. We are able to join in as First Nations people seek understanding of their own history and explore ways of protesting, obtaining justice and creating meaningful dialogue with the government. A powerful, well-crafted and very Canadian film.