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South Grey Museum Speakers Series 2019 presents:
Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians
James Cullingham’s film (Tamarack Productions) addresses the pertinence of Duncan Campbell Scott to our time of Reconciliation in the aftermath of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Scott, an internationally recognized poet and also the senior bureaucrat responsible for Canada’s Indian policy, is one of the most intriguing yet least understood Canadians of the 20th century. Scott’s legacy at the Department of Indian Affairs is still the centre of a raging national debate about indigenous rights over half a century after his death. The film explores the ideology of assimilation through Scott’s experience as the principal proponent of Indian residential schools. Since 1960 when status Indians were accorded the right to vote, Canada has grudgingly and fitfully begun to acknowledge the human rights of aboriginal peoples. In the 21st century, Canadians are coming to terms with the dreadful legacy of Indian residential schools.
Admission @ $7 per person / $5 for members
Coffee & Tea provided