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.
Dancing Around the Table, Part One
1987, Director: Bulbulian, Maurice
excerpt 2 5 min 29 s
2. What position on sovereignty does Bill Wilson articulate on behalf of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis people? How is it different from the government’s position?
The Trudeau government pledged to hold constitutional conferences on the issue of Aboriginal rights following the repatriation of the Constitution. The conferences that took place between 1983 and 1985 soon turned into little more than pretexts for cultivating the art of going around in circles.