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

Forgotten Warriors

1997, Director: Todd, Loretta

excerpt 1      2 min 55 s


 


Description Information regarding opportunities, benefits and land grants was withheld from Aboriginal veterans who had served in World War II. First Nations leaders were persuaded by the government to surrender reserve land that was subsequently sold to non-Aboriginal veterans at cheap prices. Chief Gerry Attachie recalls living without a home for five years because of this policy.
Questions

1. Explain how after World War II, First Nation communities lost land under the Canadian government’s Soldier Settlement Act. Do you think this was fair, why or why not?

2. What rights and opportunities were denied to Aboriginal veterans that were commonly given to non-aboriginal war veterans?


About This Film

Short Description

With narration by actor Gordon Tootoosis, the film looks at the fate reserved for Aboriginal veterans returning from the Second World War.


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