Club Native is a documentary that examines the present-day reality of Aboriginal identity.


With moving stories from a range of characters from her Kahnawake Reserve, Mohawk filmmaker, Tracey Deer, reveals the divisive legacy of more than a hundred years of discriminatory and sexist government policy to expose the lingering “blood quantum” ideals, snobby attitudes and outright racism that threaten to destroy the fabric of her community.



Director: Tracey Deer
Producers: Christina Fon, Catherine Bainbridge, and Linda Ludwick
Executive Producers: Ernest Webb, Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick
Producer for the NFB: Adam Symansky
Executive Producer for the NFB: Ravida Din
Editor: Carl Freed
Music: Linda Ludwick and Mona Laviolette
Director of Photography: Jeff Dorn
Broadcaster: APTN
Format: 48, 52 and 75 minutes – Documentary – English and Mohawk








Gemini Awards 2009

WINNER Canada Award Best Canadian Multi-Cultural Program

WINNER Best Documentary Writing


Dreamspeakers Festival 2009

WINNER Best Canadian Film at the First Peoples' Festival


DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2009

WINNER Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary



Downloads & Links


Credits [PDF]

One sheet [PDF]

Synopsis - paragraph [PDF]

Synopsis - short summary [PDF]

NFB Club Native site

YouTube page





Lauren Jiles


Waneek Horn Miller


Club Native



Waneek Horn Miller


Tiffany Deer


Tracey Deer