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Program Information
 Ward Churchill, Andrea Bear Nicholas, Roland Chrisjohn, Michael Parenti, Patricia Monture-Angus, Jeanette Armstrong, Tove Skutnabb Kangas, and Arnie Jack
 pierre loiselle/praxis media productions  
 For non-profit use only.
Hoping Against Hope? The Struggle Against Colonialism in Canada is a three-part audio documentary on colonization in Canada.

Brought to you by Praxis Media Productions and the Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group
Executive Producer: Pierre Loiselle
Contributing Editors: Chris Arsenault, Ardath Whynacht and Karen Stote
Narration: Ardath Whynacht
Music: Bert "Dj Shinook" Knockwood, Jon Cleveland and Ganesha & Gahowe from the Kitpu Youth Centre Singers.
Artwork: Gord Hill

For more information,

Part 1 - Colonization and the Killing of History

The first episode examines the origins of European colonialism, its growth in Canada, and the importance of treaties winding up with a look at why the absence of the truth about this history can best be described by a newly-coined word, historicide.

Part 2 - Racism, Assimilation & Genocide
The second installment looks at the issue of racism as a product of colonization, and within the context of the current era of neocolonialism in Canada, discuses assimilation and residential schooling as part of the ongoing genocide against Indigenous people.

Part 3 - Education, Language & Resistance
The third piece brings our attention to Indigenous languages, and education both as a tool of oppression and resistance. We wrap up the series with a brief exploration of resistance to colonialism in Canada.

Please drop us a line if you use this for broadcast. Also always open to feedback:

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Hoping Against Hope?
01:18:05 English 2007-01-27
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Part 1 - Colonization & the Killing of History  00:28:13  128Kbps mp3
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Part 2 - Racism, Assimilation & Genocide  00:28:09  128Kbps mp3
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Part 3 - Education, Language & Resistance  00:21:43  128Kbps mp3
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