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.
The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson's Bay Company
1972, Director: Defalco, Martin, Dunn, Willie
excerpt 1 3 min 38 s
1. What is symbolic about the five dollar annual payment made by the government to Aboriginal people who have treaty status?
2. Prior to Confederation who was presumed to have ownership over the territory known as Rupert’s land? From an Aboriginal perspective what was the fundamental flaw in the sale of Rupert’s Land to the government of Canada?
The film narrated by George Manuel, president of the National Indian Brotherhood, presents the views of spokesmen for Canadian First Nations and Métis groups and reveals their experiences with the Hudson’s Bay Company.