FORT FRANCES & Rainy River District

Colonization Road: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

In towns throughout Ontario, there are startling reminders of the colonization of Indigenous territories and the displacement of First Nations people, often by way of colonization roads.

Join the Rainy River District Right Relations Circle for a screening of 'Colonization Road', a film which explores the roots of our region's colonial history, Indigenous-settler relations, and the path to reconciliation and decolonization.

'Colonization Road' explores these themes through the eyes of Ryan McMahon, an Anishinaabe comedian from Fort Frances. Their focal point are the roadways named for colonization, which existed across Canada at one time, and live on in some Northwestern Ontario communities. You can read more about the film at http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/10/23/colonization-road-ryan-mcmahon-michelle-stjohn_n_12562738.html and https://www.academy.ca/2018/colonization-road/.

After the film (which is about 45 minutes long), we will hold a short panel discussion and Q&A period with Ryan, and two area residents. All are welcome to this FREE, public event.

The Right Relations Circle is an informal community group consisting of Indigenous and non-Indigenous area residents who are committed to improving settler-Indigenous relations in the Rainy River District through education, outreach, sharing, and advocacy on issues of reconciliation, diversity, and inclusion.
 

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page (if possible), at https://www.facebook.com/events/177672313003395/. Invite your friends!

Questions about this event can be directed to rightrelationsrrd@gmail.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rightrelations.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Location: 
Fort Frances Public Library, 601 Reid Ave., Fort Frances