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Colonization Road

Colonization Road
Posted on 03/08/2019
In celebration of Indigenous Education Month, the Limestone District School Board and Queen's University Four Directions Centre are hosting a screening of Colonization Road. The screening will be followed by a question and answer period with Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan.

Synopsis: 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.”

The screening is also supported by the KCVI Environment Club and Sweetgrass Circle.

Child care is available for children age seven and under by contacting Christine Jamieson in advance.