Kanehsatake – 270 Years of Resistance in Canada All over the world, the story of indigenous people has been, and still is, one of exploitation, abuse, murder and unthinkable heartbreak. Without justice for first peoples everywhere, peace will remain unattainable. It’s that simple.KANEHSATAKE: 270 YEARS OF RESISTANCE From the National Film Board of Canada: On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled Native issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and the Canadian army. This powerful documentary takes you right into the action of an age-old Aboriginal struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades.