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.
2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis
excerpt 4 3 min 11 s
1. Why would the Quebec government not negotiate with Gary Metallic, Chief of the Mik’Maq nation?
2. Divide and conquer is a common tactic used by colonialist powers. How did the Indian Act of 1876 serve this purpose in the Listuguj conflict?
This film recounts the difficult battle waged by the Listuguj Mi’kmaqs against the Government of Quebec in 1998 for the right to manage their own natural resources. The film also highlights some of the achievements of this community located in the Gaspe Peninsula.