"The Cree cultural figures and practices depicted in the film [Wakening], in spite of the consistently violent measures taken against them, persist and are mobilized to combat the highly militarized occupying army. Moreover, the smile cast across Weesageechak's face at the end of the film implies Weetigo is now out in the world to turn its sights from the marginalized peoples it previously consumed and instead toward the occupiers, potentially presenting a new (Indigenous) story."
-- Dallas Hunt
Hunt, Dallas. "'In Search of Our Better Selves': Totem Transfer Narratives and Indigenous Futurities." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 42, no. 1 (2018). (p. 82)