Sovereignty and Resistance

This theme offers film excerpts on land claims, management of natural resources, ancestral rights and recovery of Aboriginal cultural artefacts. It also presents images showing the resistance of Aboriginal peoples to repression by non-Aboriginal culture.

Excerpts


Dancing Around the Table, Part One

Dancing Around the Table, Part One 2


Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 3

Our Nationhood 5


Riel Country

Riel Country 3

Riel Country 4


Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole

Totem: The Return of the G'psgolox Pole 2

Riel Country

1996, Director: Duckworth, Martin

excerpt 3      3 min 57 s


 


 

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Description A Metis elder woman has a discussion with a small group of Aboriginal students. They exchange thoughts on Metis identity, discrimination, their pride in being who they are, language, and the feeling of belonging to Canada.
Questions 1. What insights into the early days of Métis life are passed on when we listen to the stories told by the Métis Elder?

2. According to the Métis Elder in the film, what vision did Louis Riel have for all the people of Canada?

About This Film

Short Description

This film juxtaposes the minority status of Aboriginal students in a high school in Winnipeg and French-speaking students from a school in Saint-Boniface. Putting on a play serves as the springboard for a discussion about problems encountered by the two groups.


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