The Path Ahead

The Path Ahead

The Mohawks of Akwesasne in the Saint Lawrence Valley in Ontario and the Nlaka’pamux in the Stein Valley of British Columbia are featured in this 1991 exploration of the Native people’s response to pollution of their environment. 1991 Documentary film: 50 minutes, with an introduction and narration by Graham Greene. This film was made with the assistance and participation of:

The Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs
The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Council
Akwesasne Environmental Task Force
Henry Lickers, Tony Barnes, Ward Stone, Ken Jock, Brian Skidders, Jake Swamp
The Mohawk Council Administration Staff
The people of Akwesasne

The Lytton First Nation
The people of the Nlaka’pamux Nation
The people of the Lil’wat Nation
The Board, Staff and Participants of Stein Rediscovery
Chief Ruby Dunstan, Rose (Adams) Tate, Duane Aleck, Jessoa Lightfoot, Michelle James, Lydia and Miriam Kirk, Eddie Gardener

Produced and directed by Ira levy & Peter Williamson
Breakthrough Films & Television

You may also like

Cry of the Ancestors
Small Inuit communities battle for survival against the harsh climate and the risk of famine.
Lost Battlefields
A supplemental documentary to the For King & Empire TV Series.
Searching for Vimy's Lost Soldiers
Covers Norm Christie’s quest to find and recover forty-four Canadian burials in the lost Vimy cemetery, CA40. Families of the Lost Men walk in the footsteps of their fallen family members. Their connection to the Dead, and their grief, even after a century, is still palpable.
Secret Liberators
The Episode deals with four Canadians, who as part of the Special Operations Executive, ran underground operations against the Nazi occupiers, and provided a spirit of resistance to the isolated French people.
Striking Back
Battlefields, cemeteries and memorials of the legacy and sacrifice of Canadians in the Dieppe Raid and Bomber Command.
The Collectors
The Collectors features Alex Caldwell, a young Canadian soldier who died of wounds during the Battle of the Somme in 1916, recounted through the remarkable commemorative collection of Gary Roncetti.
The Power of the Land
Using powerful testimonials and rare archival footage, the film conveys how colliding perspectives of the land and development must be reconciled in the years to come to ensure indigenous and global environmental survival.
The Riot at Christie Pits
The Riot at Christie Pits exposes the roots of racism focusing on Canada's worst race riot.
The Trench
The Elgin’s 31 Combat Engineer Regiment build a trench based on construction plans originally used in World War 1, Belgium and France, 1914 - 1918
Toronto the Good
Eyewitnesses to the riot recall life in Toronto during the 1920s and 1930s.