Film screening: Colonization Road

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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A close-up of a man wearing sunglasses and a hat, looking at something off camera. A road is seen reflected in his sunglasses.

Photo: courtesy of Decolonization Road Productions Inc.

Event details

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. 


$5 or purchase tickets to all four Indigenous perspectives film series screenings at once and save 25%.


CMHR, Manitoba Teachers Society Classrooms on Level 1

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.”

Featuring: Ryan McMahon (host), Pam Palmater, Hayden King, Jeff Denis, Cuyler Cotton, Chief Erwin Redsky, Lee Maracle, Teika Newton, Al Hunter, Heidi Bohaker, Rod McLeod, Daryl Redsky, Linda Redsky, Janis Redsky, Leanne Simpson, Niigaan Sinclair, Doug Williams and more.

A Q&A with the film’s host Ryan McMahon will follow the screening of the film.

Video: Colonization Road Trailer

Get your ticket online, by phone at 204–289‑2000 or by visiting the Museum’s ticketing desk.

Please note that this program is subject to change or cancellation without notice.