Cowboys and Indian: The J. J. Harper Story
(2003, 89 min.) CANADA
Director: Norma Bailey
Producers: Eric Jordan and Jeremy Torrie (Ojibwe)
Produced in association with Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Actors: Adam Beach, Gordon Tootoosis and Eric Schweig
This drama tells the story behind the shooting of Manitoba Native
leader John Joseph Harper by a Winnipeg policeman, and the struggle
to uncover the truth about his killing. Harper, whose life was
dedicated to defending Native rights, has become a touchstone
for relations between Natives and non-Natives in Canada.
Image credit: Still from
Cowboys and Indians