Sovereignty and Resistance

This theme offers film excerpts on land claims, management of natural resources, ancestral rights and recovery of Aboriginal cultural artefacts. It also presents images showing the resistance of Aboriginal peoples to repression by non-Aboriginal culture.


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The educational aims focus on cognitive and affective development. Teachers should ensure that the appropriate classroom climate and setting are created before showing this film. Students should be encouraged to be respectful, understanding and open-minded when viewing For Angela. Special care for First Nations ancestry students should be exercised due to the sensitive nature of the film.

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