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Inclusion Film Series presents: Colonization Road

Posted in: News | On: November 13th, 2017 | by Bridges To Belonging Waterloo Region

The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series presents:

Colonization Road

An event hosted by Bridges to Belonging, in partnership with White Owl Native Ancestry Association, and with thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Menno S Martin Contractor Ltd.

About Us: The Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series screens films that will inspire, model, or challenge our thinking about what inclusion means. It is a chance for the community to come together and enjoy a film while considering what it means to be included. The Waterloo Region Inclusion Films Series is hosted by, and in support of, Bridges to Belonging.

About the Film

“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.””

Please purchase tickets to this event online via Eventbrite, or you can reserve your tickets by calling 519-886-8886 x 2427 or emailing admin@bridgestobelonging.ca. All proceeds will go to support Bridges to Belonging and White Owl Native Ancestry Association.

Doors open at approximately 6:35; show starts at 6:50. Please note that the theatre has limited seating for wheelchair accessible seats. Please contact us to ensure a space is available.

Special thanks to Menno S. Martin Contractors Ltd. for their sponsorship of the 2017/18 Waterloo Region Inclusion Film Series.

Get your tickets here!

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