"Mother of Many Children is a subtle document of female empowerment. It begins with an epigraph claiming that there is no he or she in Native languages, gently establishing a feminist theme that is inherent rather than overt."
-- Randolph Lewis
Lewis, Randolph. Alanis Obomsawin: The Vision of a Native Filmmaker. American Indian Lives. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2006. (p. 41)