Stories of Decolonization: Land Dispossession and Settlement

2016, 27:02

Stories of Decolonization is a multi-film interview-based documentary project that shares personal stories in order to explore accessible understandings of colonialism and its continued impact on those living on the lands now called Canada. It also explores notions and actions of decolonization.

Stories of Decolonization: Land Dispossession and Settlement is the first short film of the series, focusing specifically on stories of personal and ancestral connections to these lands.

Interviewees: Leah Gazan, Niigan Sinclair, Murray Angus, Dave Bleakney, Aimée Craft, Aimee, Joy Eidse, Monique Woroniak, Steve Heinrichs.

Also see the music video for the end credits song, Home to Me by N'we Jinan Artists, Grassy Narrows First Nation.

Download the curriculum and definitions resource list (also available to read online. The curriculum includes a discussion guide and questions, as well as several learning activities. The writers would also appreciate any feedback if the curriculum is used.

Also see the related article, Decolonization through collaborative filmmaking: Sharing stories from the heart, from the Journal of Indigenous Social Development's Volume 6, Issue 2: Special Edition for the National Indigenous Social Work Conference.

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