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

Dancing Around the Table, Part One

1987, Director: Bulbulian, Maurice

excerpt 1      2 min 55 s


 


Description In 1983, Prime Minister Trudeau convenes a Constitutional Conference in Ottawa to discuss the inclusion of Aboriginal rights in the repatriated Canadian Constitution. Bill Wilson, a Kwakiutl council member, presents a historical overview of his community on coastal British Columbia. He emphasizes the need for recognition of such fundamental rights as the control of land and resources.
Questions

1. At the Constitutional Talks of 1983, what position does the Canadian government take with regards to the sovereignty Aboriginal Peoples?

2. What response does Bill Wilson articulate on behalf of all First Nation, Inuit, and Métis people of Canada?


About This Film

Synopsis

A film about the three Conferences on the Constitutional Rights of the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada (1983-84-85), focussing on the concept of self-government.

Director: Maurice Bulbulian
Editing: Maurice Bulbulian
Photography: Serge Giguère
Photography: Roger Rochat
Photography: Jean-Pierre Lachapelle
Photography: Charles Lavack
Sound: Yvon Benoît
Sound: Jean-Guy Normandin
Sound: Yves Gendron
Sound: Esther Auger
Sound: Andrew Koster
Sound: Marc Hébert
Sound: Michelle Guérin
Sound: Roger Lamoureux


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