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 3 1 min 50 s
1. Identify those influences that prohibited Aboriginal people from celebrating their culture?
2. What aspects of Aboriginal culture are being renewed today? Why was it vital that this renewal occur?
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.