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


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This lesson's activities and discussion points will help students appreciate various themes in current Canadian Native Studies, Social Studies and History courses (for example, Aboriginal beliefs and values, culture and community, identity, and interdependence). Before viewing, students explore the meaning of family and of the film's title. They then compare the traditions in the different Aboriginal communities shown in Mother of Many Children with traditions in their own communities. They close the lesson by using the messages in the film to explore the meaning of discrimination and prejudice in Canadian society.


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