"With its retrospective narrative structure, compelling imagery, and persistent questioning of the treatment that Richard received the film [Richard Cardinal: Cry from a Diary of a Métis Child] reveals the systemic inadequacy and racism of child welfare policies."
-- Zuzana Pick
Pick, Zuzana. "Storytelling and Resistance: The Documentary Practice of Alanis Obomsawin." In Gendering the Nation: Canadian Women's Cinema, edited by Kay Armatage, Kass Banning, Brenda Longfellow, and Janine Marchessault. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. (p. 87)