Critical Writing Index

Conflict, Coercion, and Settler Colonialism in Western Canada

by Sean Carleton

Canadian Dimension, Spring 2016, v. 50, no. 2

A brief description of Alex Williams's The Pass System, a documentary that describes the non-legal system instituted by the government of Canada in 1885 to control the movement of Indigenous people, particularly in western Canada, by demanding that they apply for a permit whenever they wanted to leave their reserve lands. The documentary is described as "an important documentary that is a must-watch for teachers, researchers, and activists of all kinds."

ITEM 2016.002 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

The Pass SystemAlex Williams