"Everything in [Night Raiders], even though it's set in the near future, has already happened in some way—everything is based on real events or colonial policies that were inflicted on Indigenous people. Obviously the idea that children are the property of the state is an allegory for residential schools. But the film's idea of moving people onto bad tracts of land is based on the reserve system, and the idea of keeping them from moving around is based on the pass system that Indigenous people were required to obey to leave their reserve, which I still don't think many Canadians know about."
-- Danis Goulet
Hertz, Barry. "Indigenous filmmaker Danis Goulet's Night Raiders pulls from Canada's past to create a terrifying future." Interview with Danis Goulet. Globe and Mail, March 3, 2021.