Colonialism and Racism
The film excerpts in this theme show the devastating effects of European colonialist policies on Aboriginal peoples. They also show acts of racism in which Aboriginal peoples have been victimized in their relations with whites.
Dancing Around the Table, Part One
1987, Director: Bulbulian, Maurice
excerpt 1 2 min 55 s
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1. At the Constitutional Talks of 1983, what position does the Canadian government take with regards to the sovereignty Aboriginal Peoples?
2. What response does Bill Wilson articulate on behalf of all First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people of Canada?
The Trudeau government pledged to hold constitutional conferences on the issue of Aboriginal rights following the repatriation of the Constitution. The conferences that took place between 1983 and 1985 soon turned into little more than pretexts for cultivating the art of going around in circles.