The Spirit of Annie Mae

Director: Catherine Anne Martin (Mi’kmaw) Year: 2002 Run Time: 73min

Annie Mae Pictou Aquash was a 30-year-old Nova Scotia-born Mi’qmaw woman and a prominent figure in the American Indian Movement (AIM) until her life was tragically cut short in 1975, when she was brutally murdered in South Dakota. Decades later, as the crime remains unsolved, her friends and family reflect on her life and what she meant to each of them.

While remaining an intimate portrait of a loving mother and friend, The Spirit of Annie Mae also chronicles the history of AIM, and ways in which the government sought to destroy it from within.


Catherine Anne Martin (Mi’kmaw)


Angela Baker


Kent Martin





Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
PG Manitoba
PG New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
PG Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
PG Ontario
PG Prince Edward Island
NR Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon