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Department
Anthropology
Course
AN101
Professor
Anne- Marie Colpron
Semester
Winter

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TH AN101 – JAN. 19 Film: Babakiueria 1. How do you explain the title of the film? 2. How is the film a satirical role-reversal of colonization? 3. How does the film make us critically think of the Native situation in Canada? The importance of this film is the shift in perspective...we become more aware of the problems of others. In Canada we have a minister of indigenous affairs... but we don’t have a minister of white affairs. Whites were left w.o. a voice in the small village. Why would you be happy to live in a place where all the decisions are taken from you? This film has helped me feel for the Native people in Canada. The film also shows the role of the journalist...she does not get the indigenous point of view... people only say what they know the gov’t wants to hear. The journalist does not have a clue about what is happening and you can tell when she depicts it. Maybe if we try to understand and have an open mind we still won’t fully understand because we have to look at things from other ppls perspectives. MIDTERM NEXT FRIDAY...study power points...but power points are not enough Colonialism The political control over another country occupying it with settlers and exploiting it economically - Began in 1492... with the discovery of America - Historical period: from the 15 to the 20 centuries - Many European countries have appropriated territories, exploiting the ppl. and the natural resources at their own advantage - Wanted material goods, resources, and WEALTH... went after it by enforcing political force America European countries that colonized America: - England - France - Spain - Portugal - Holland Africa European countries that colonized Africa: - England - France - Spain - Portugal - Germany - Belgium Canada was colonized by France and England - The territory was considered a
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