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Film Screening: Colonization Road

Mar 28, 2017, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Join us for a screening of the film Colonization Road, a 50-minute documentary on Canada's colonial past told through interviews, comedy and the voice of host Ryan McMahon. In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon takes us to his hometown of Fort Frances and down its main drag, which is called Colonization Road. Similar streets have similar names in towns and cities across the province, direct reminders of the Public Lands Act of 1853 and its severe impact on First Nations, their treaties and their land in the name of “Canadian settlement.” On his journey through Ontario, McMahon explores the history of these roads, meets with settlers in solidarity and raises significant questions about “reconciliation” and what it means to “decolonize.”

Featuring: Pam Palmater, Hayden King, Jeff Denis, Cuyler Cotton, Chief Erwin Redsky, Lee Maracle, Teika Newton, Al Hunter, Heidi Bohaker Rod McLeod, Daryl Redsky, Linda Redsky, Janis Redsky, Leanne Simpson, Niigaan Sinclair, Doug Williams and more.


Location:280N York Lanes
Sponsor:Faculty of Education
Posted by:Anderson Coward
Web Sitehttp://edu.yorku.ca/event/film-screening-colonization-road/?instance_id=117
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