"Certainly, Spudwrench comes across as peaceful and hardworking, which suits the film's emphasis on the importance of Native labor to the wider economy of North America. In depicting scenes such as Spudwrench's long commute from Canada to New York City to toil on half-constructed skyscrapers, Obomsawin creates an insightful portrait of Native men as a neglected part of the working-class culture of North America."
-- Randolph Lewis
Lewis, Randolph. Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker. American Indian Lives. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. (p. 114)