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Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB562054
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  James Cullingham, Michael Allder
Directors:  James Cullingham
Producing Agencies:  Tamarack Productions, National Film Board of Canada
Subject:  Canadian Literature, Canadian Politics, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Literature
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1995
Running Time:  56:28

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Duncan Campbell Scott (1862-1947) is best known as one of Canada's prominent early literary figures. That he was also a federal civil servant who rose through the bureaucracy to become one of the most powerful heads of the Indian Department, is not well known. From 1913 to 1932, Scott was responsible for the implementation of the most repressive and brutal assimilation programs Canada ever levied against First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. Duncan Campbell Scott: The Poet and the Indians explores the apparent contradiction between Scott, the sensitive and respected poet, and Scott, the insensitive enforcer of Canada's most tyrannical policies.

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