I viewed your expansively meaningful documentary film, "Together We Stand." Its a brilliant movie and a major document of record on an extremely important chapter in Canadian history. I especially enjoyed the treatment of language, subtitles and such. Congratulations to you and your crew and to those whose testimony provides the core content of this classic depiction of Canada's growth on the middle ground of Crown-Aboriginal compromise through the elaboration of treaty relations.
In the journey ahead, I believe Canada needs a film describing the whole narrative of Canadian development through Crown-Aboriginal treaties of alliance. To the best of my knowledge, my article in the Canadian Enclyclopedia on "Aboriginal Treaties" is the main try to date to lay out the bare outlines of the larger story. This mega-narrative of treaty-making was one of the main conceptions before me in trying to internationalize the idea of Aboriginal and treaty rights through my authoring of "The Bowl With One Soon" series.
Thanks for your tremendous contribution by bringing to the forefront a very inspiring episode in Canadian nation building.
Anthony J. Hall
Professor of Globalization Studies
University of Lethbridge