"The filmic strategy [of My Name Is Kahentiiosta] invites the spectator into the subject's world. It's not quite clear whom Kahentiiosta is addressing; she could be telling what happened to people in her community who were not there or had not heard about it. The narration is very informal and conveys powerfully if in tactfully restrained manner the pain of the violence threatened to land that contains memories of ancestors and represents links to the earth vital to the community."
-- E. Ann Kaplan
Kaplan, E. Ann. Trauma Culture: The Politics of Terror and Loss in Media and Literature. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005. (p. 119)