This theme comprises film excerpts that give a voice to Aboriginal youth – young people who dream of leaving, confronted by the disappearance of traditional values and the difficulty of living in a world made by non-Aboriginals, and who are, sometimes, condemned to a tragic fate.
1988, Director: Obomsawin, Alanis
excerpt 1 2 min 21 s
2. What supports are in place to assist Aboriginal people in their transition from life on the reserve to life in the city? What additional supports still need to be offered?
Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin explores the plight of Aboriginal youth struggling to adapt to a large city, dislocated from traditional values and alienated from non-Aboriginal society. The Montreal Native Friendship Centre offers a supportive resource.