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Colonization Road - A Documentary Film By Michelle St. John - SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festival

Event Date: Wednesday Oct. 18th, 2017

Event Time: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Host: Hermione Presents ~ SpringWorks: indie theatre & arts festival

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Colonization Road - A Documentary Film By Michelle St. John - SpringWorks:  indie theatre & arts festival

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.”

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