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

Ojigkwanong - Encounter with an Algonquin Sage

2000, Director: Ouimet, Lucie

excerpt 1      1 min 36 s


 


Description William Commanda’s Algonquin name is Ojigkwanong. Chief of the Maniwaki Reserve in Quebec from 1951-1970, he recalls how Indian Affairs agents exercised complete control of Indian reserves in 1978 and treated Aboriginals with contempt.
Questions

1. How did the role of Indian Agent undermine the sovereignty of the Maniwaki Band Council?

2. How is William Commanda’s understanding of civilization different from that of the Indian Agent? Which perspective do you more closely identify with and why?


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