Adapted from Naomi Fontaine’s acclaimed novel, Kuessipan is Myriam Verreault’s first narrative feature. In a Quebec Innu community, Mikuan and Shaniss struggle to maintain their close friendship when they clash over their diverging ambitions. When Mikuan falls in love with a white boy and starts to consider a life beyond their tiny reserve, her bond with Shaniss and her family is put to the test.
A large diversity of ethnic groups existed when Europeans arrived in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and other countries. Their arrival was part of a plan of conquering lands, accumulating riches, and subjugating peoples.