Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation

This collection of films and resources focus on Indigenous Voices and Reconciliatin.  Our educational collections are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides.

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Anti-Racism Films - NFB
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This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look at instances of racism in Canada, and support dialogue on equality and diversity.

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
02/22/2021
Black Communities in Canada: A Rich History
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Now more than ever is the time to consider the realities of Canadian-Black communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Black filmmakers, creators, and allies. We’ve selected a group of NFB films that portray the multi-layered lives of Canada’s diverse Black communities. The incredible stories of strength, courage and perseverance in the face of adversity that these films present are not often found in mainstream history books. Black communities and cultures have been part of Canadian history from its earliest days, but sadly, their contributions and the lessons they can teach are rarely studied at the elementary or secondary level in schools.

Subject:
Arts Education
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
02/22/2021
Diversity and Inclusion Playlist
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Educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Health Education
Language Education
Communication Media
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Films About Saskatchewan Playlist
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Discover Saskatchewan—from its big cities and rural areas to its small towns and remote communities—through a selection of films that shines a spotlight on the province’s hidden treasures and fascinating characters. Suitable for both primary and secondary level students, this playlist includes animated and documentary films. These seminal works from our collection address the topics that matter most, ranging from historical subjects to the most pressing issues of the day.

Subject:
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Media Studies
Health Education
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Cinema in the Classroom - Professional Learning for Educators
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These are films for educators and parents wanting to learn more about the lives and histories of Indigenous people. Powerful, political, and profound, these films will initiate and inspire conversations on identity, family, community, and nationhood.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Health Education
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Learning Channel
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The Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation learning channel aims to engage learners in discussions about Canada’s colonial history and its impact on Indigenous communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Indigenous filmmakers, creators, and allies.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Playlists
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NFB educational playlists are selections of films on themes that tie in with Canadian curricula and address the important issues of the day. Many of the playlists are also linked to our study guides.

Subject:
Arts Education
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
NFB Mini Lessons
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Short, digital lessons based on NFB films. Mini-lessons include 3 - 4 student activities, based on short film clips, with the option for students to 'go deeper'. Discover the selection of lessons that cover a diversity of topics, with new lessons being added monthly.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
The NFB and National Indigenous Peoples Day
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For National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21), the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is marking the second anniversary of the launch of its Indigenous Action Plan with a slate of 40 Indigenous-led works in development, production or recent release—while delivering on a commitment to devote a minimum of 15% of its production spending on Indigenous works, one year ahead of schedule.

Subject:
Education
Social Studies
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
NFB
Otaku No Culture
Date Added:
06/24/2019
National Film Board of Canada
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The National Film Board of Canada's award-winning online Screening Room has over 3,000 productions.

Films on this site can be streamed free of charge, or downloaded for your personal use for a small fee. We also offer educational works on a subscription basis to schools and institutions.

Our Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians—stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.

Subject:
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Math
Agriculture Studies
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
05/03/2019
Ocean School North Atlantic Unit
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Ocean School is a free, innovative inquiry-based learning experience. Each Ocean School unit contains 15+ pieces of media (like short fact-based science videos, 360° videos, virtual and augmented reality experiences) and accompanying customizable student activities. All Ocean School resources are available in French and English.

> THE NORTH ATLANTIC UNIT
Join our youth hosts Holly, Anisha, Isabelle and lead scientist, Dr. Boris Worm as they take a journey of discovery, racing to find out what we can do to keep our ocean — as well as our own lives — healthy and safe. Together, they join Fisheries and Oceans Canada scientists, and Indigenous Elders and community members to find out:
How we can contribute to healthy habitats?
What actions can we take to protect ecosystems?
How sustainable is our use of our marine resources?

> SUPPORT RESOURCES
Ocean School Educator Guides are available on our Help Centre: https://help.oceanschool.nfb.ca/educational-resources/module-guides.

> ABOUT OCEAN SCHOOL
Dalhousie University and the Ocean Frontier Institute have teamed up with the National Film Board of Canada to create Ocean School. The Ocean School experience begins by presenting learners with a big question — a challenge that guides their inquiry. Each piece of media comes with a customizable activity that educators can assign via Google Classroom or download to use in class. At the end of a module, learners develop a “Take Action” plan to address the critical social and environmental problems they’ve been learning about.

> ACCESS
Ocean School is a free resource for everyone that requires a free account, SK teachers have access to Ocean School through their NFB account. If you do not have an NFB account, you will have to make one upon your first visit to Ocean School.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Science
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Ocean School
Author:
Dalhousie University
NFB
Ocean School
Date Added:
09/15/2020
Office national du film du Canada
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Bienvenue sur ONF.ca/éducation; l'espace de visionnage en ligne primé de l'Office national du film du Canada proposant plus de 5000 productions

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Health Education
French
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Office National Du Film Du Canada
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Orange Shirt Day Playlist from The National Film Board
Conditional Remix & Share Permitted
CC BY-NC
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5 Films...

"Orange Shirt Day was launched in 2013 to call attention to 165 years of residential school experiences (1831-1996). For residential school survivor Phyllis Webstad, the severing of the threads connecting her to family, community, and culture began in 1973, when the beautiful orange shirt she wore to her first day of school was stripped from her and never seen again. The removal of the orange shirt was the first of a series of destructive methods enforced to deplete her sense of self-worth, erase her culture, and suppress her spirit. Her story is just one of the experiences described by countless survivors, but many others did not live to tell their own story. Intergenerational experiences rooted in the trauma inflicted through residential schools and other forced-assimilation policies continue to ripple through communities today...."

Subject:
Social Studies
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
NFB
Date Added:
09/22/2020
Voix autochtones et réconciliation ( français)
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La chaîne éducative Voix autochtones et réconciliation vise à engager les apprenants dans des discussions sur l’histoire coloniale du Canada et son impact sur les communautés autochtones. Nous vous invitons à découvrir notre collection de films réalisés par des cinéastes autochtones et par des gens qui sont leurs alliés

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
French
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Office National Du Film Du Canada
Date Added:
11/24/2020
Wapos Bay Series
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This series is a charming and often humorous look at the contemporary life of a Cree community. Set in a fictitious community in northern Saskatchewan, the animation stories follow the exploits of young Raven, Talon and their cousin T-Bear as they face challenges and learn valuable life lessons.

Educators can use the series to teach children about Cree culture and about universal themes such as honouring tradition, cooperation, self-esteem and ethics. This series is also available in French and Cree versions.

Subject:
Arts Education
Elementary Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Media Studies
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Wapos Bay Series (Cree Language Version)
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This series is a charming and often humorous look at the contemporary life of a Cree community. Set in a fictitious community in northern Saskatchewan, the animation stories follow the exploits of young Raven, Talon and their cousin T-Bear as they face challenges and learn valuable life lessons.

Educators can use the series to teach children about Cree culture and about universal themes such as honouring tradition, cooperation, self-esteem and ethics. This series is also available in English and French versions.

Subject:
Arts Education
Visual Arts
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Geography
History
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020