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.

Excerpts


Dancing Around the Table, Part One

Dancing Around the Table, Part One 1


Forgotten Warriors

Forgotten Warriors 1


My Name Is Kahentiiosta

My Name Is Kahentiiosta 1

My Name Is Kahentiiosta 2


Ojigkwanong - Encounter with an Algonquin Sage

Ojigkwanong - Encounter with an Algonquin Sage 1


The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson's Bay Company

The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson's Bay Company 1

The Other Side of the Ledger: An Indian View of the Hudson's Bay Company 3


Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 4


Riel Country

Riel Country 2

Riel Country 1


Uranium

Uranium 1

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


 


Description Narrator George Manuel, president of the National Indian Brotherhood describes how land treaties resulted in the ownership of prime lands such as Rupert’s Land in 1869 by the government and the uprooting of Aboriginals to isolated areas. Each Aboriginal designated as a resident of a reserve receives a meagre annual compensation.
Questions

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?


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