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 3

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


Our Nationhood

Our Nationhood 4


Riel Country

Riel Country 1

Riel Country 2


Uranium

Uranium 1

Riel Country

1996, Director: Duckworth, Martin

excerpt 1      1 min 15 s


 


Description Two distinct neighbourhoods live on either side of the Red River in Winnipeg, Manitoba. High school students from the francophone district of St. Boniface and of the predominately Aboriginal North End High School share their language and cultural heritage experiences.
Questions

1. Why are some of the young people in the film, from St. Boniface embarrassed about their French and Native ancestries?

2. What views does the young Aboriginal man express about the influence of his culture on his contemporary life?


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