Colonization Road

Colonization Road

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.”

This screening will include a public/panel discussion about the impact of colonization on Canada’s Indigenous people.

This free screening is presented in conjunction with the City of Brandon’s Urban Aboriginal People’s Council in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day.

This film is rated 14A—Language May Offend.

See Also

Colonization Road Official Site