Club Native is a 2008 documentary film by Tracey Deer, exploring Mohawk identity, community and tribal blood quantum laws. The film looks at how women in Deer’s home community of Kahnawake risk losing their right to live on the reserve, after marrying non-natives.
The film received the Canada Award from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television for best Canadian multicultural program and a Gemini Award for best documentary writing. Club Native also received the award for Best Documentary at the Dreamspeakers Festival in Edmonton, the award for Best Canadian Film at the First Peoples’ Festival and the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. The film was co-produced by Rezolution Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada.
RUNNING TIME: 48, 52, 75 minutes
DIRECTOR: Tracey Deer
WRITER: Tracey Deer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Catherine Bainbridge, Ernest Webb and Ravida Din
PRODUCERS: Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick and Adam Symansky
DOCUMENTARY / FEATURED / FACTUAL