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.
1996, Director: Duckworth, Martin
excerpt 1 1 min 15 s
1. Why are some of the young people in the film, from St. Boniface embarrassed about their French and Native ancestries?
2. What views does the young Aboriginal man express about the influence of his culture on his contemporary life?
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.