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

Our Nationhood

2003, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis

excerpt 4      3 min 11 s


 


Description Gary Metallic, Listuguj’s hereditary Grand Council District Chief, speaks against the 1876 Indian Act imposition of band councils, a dictatorial governing system that he views as the source of Aboriginal problems. He talks about his role between 1992-97 in facilitating the change to a traditional way of leadership.
Questions

1. Why would the Quebec government not negotiate with Gary Metallic, Chief of the Mik’Maq nation?

2. Divide and conquer is a common tactic used by colonialist powers. How did the Indian Act of 1876 serve this purpose in the Listuguj conflict?


About This Film

Synopsis

In Our Nationhood, Aboriginal filmmaker and artist Alanis Obomsawin chronicles the determination and tenacity of the Listuguj Mi'gmaq people to use and manage the natural resources of their traditional lands. Our Nationhood provides a contemporary perspective on the Mi'gmaq people's ongoing struggle and ultimate success, culminating in the community receiving an award for Best Managed River from the same government that had denied their traditional rights.

Director: Alanis Obomsawin
Editing: Alison Burns
Music: Francis Grandmont
Writing: Alanis Obomsawin
Photography: Philippe Amiguet
Photography: Michel La Veaux
Photography: Yoan Cart
Photography: Alanis Obomsawin
Sound: Raymond Marcoux
Sound: Ismaël Cordeiro
Sound: Glenn Hodgins
Consultant: Meilan Lam
Sound: André Chaput
Sound: Geoffrey Mitchell
Voice and Narration: Jean-René Ouellet
Voice and Narration: Alanis Obomsawin
Art and Design: Jean Dallaire
Consultant: Alanis Obomsawin
Photography: Pierre Landry
Sound: Serge Boivin
Sound: Geoffrey Mitchell
Producer: Alanis Obomsawin


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