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.


Our Hope…Our Future Students will examine the challenges facing Aboriginal youth and come to identify with the struggles and triumphs of the young people they meet in the films. Emerging from the dark shadow of colonialism, Native youth are faced with a world that has disenfranchised them and left them struggling to reconnect with the values of Elders.

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