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.
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This lesson is designed to encourage high school students to reflect on the impact that intolerance, racism and discrimination have on individuals and on society. Students will explore the meaning of the term Métis and examine the history of the Métis People, with particular emphasis on discrimination.