Club Native

Director: Tracey Deer Year: 2008 Run Time: 78min

On the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake, outside of Montreal, there are two unspoken rules: don't marry a white person, and don't have a child with one. The consequences of ignoring these rules can be dire — loss of membership on the reserve for yourself and your child. For those who incur them, the results can be devastating.

In this honest and affecting doc, filmmaker Tracey Deer follows the stories of four Kahnawake women whose lives have been affected by these rules, shedding light on contemporary Indigenous identity and asking quesitons about how we all understand who we are. 

With her own family as a poignant case study, Deer's film will strike a chord with anyone who's ever thought about ethnicity, culture or their place in the world.


Tracey Deer


Christina Fon, Linda Ludwick, Catherine Bainbridge





Ratings by Province:

14A Alberta
NR British Columbia
NR Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
14A Northwest Territories
14A Nunavut
PG Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon