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"As one phase of their training, the crew shot a film at St Regis Mohawk Reserve, Cornwall, each member of the crew serving in turn as cameraman, director, and interviewer. There was no script for the film, and each member of the crew expressed his own feelings as the work progressed, so that the end result was a collaborative effort in terms of the choice of subjects and how each was handled. As a result of the individual interest and performance on this location, the members of the crew progressed to more specialized training in each field: Barbara Wilson and Tom O'Connor (camera), Notel Starblanket and Roy Daniels (sound and editing), Willie Dunn and Mike Mitchell (direction and production). [...] While the crew is operating in two groups doing practice shooting, we are also screening the two versions of the St Regis film in various Indian communities and filming the reactions and discussion among audiences. This latter practice will act as a prelude to future projects."
-- Noel Starblanket

Starblanket, Noel. "A Voice for Canadian Indians: An Indian Film Crew (1968)." ["Originally published in Challenge for Change/Société nouvelle: Newsletter, issue no. 2, Fall 1968."] In Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the National Film Board of Canada, edited by Michael Brendan Baker, Thomas Waugh, and Ezra Winton. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2010. (p. 39)