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

Riel Country

1996, Director: Duckworth, Martin

excerpt 2      4 min 4 s


 


Description In Winnipeg, high school students from the francophone district of St. Boniface and the predominately Aboriginal North End High School practise a scene signifying the origins of the Métis and the linking of the two diverse communities as well as the prejudices permeating their co-existence.
Questions

1. In the play performed by the students, what does the re-enactment reveal about the status Métis people held in early Canadian society?

2. What is ironic about the views that the French and the Natives held regarding the Métis? How did these strongly held views impact on the Métis people?


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