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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.

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Education
Health & Fitness
Health Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
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NFB Education
Author:
NFB
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
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
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
NFB
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
02/22/2021
Cinéma autochtone (ONF)
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« La chaîne éducative Cinéma autochtone 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. »

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**Visionnez toujours les films avant de les montrer aux élèves - cette collection n'est pas nécessairement destinée aux enfants.**

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Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
French
Geography
Higher Education
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Journalism Studies
Language Education
Media Studies
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Social Studies
Visual Arts
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Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
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ONF
Author:
Office National Du Film Du Canada
Date Added:
11/24/2020
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

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Arts Education
Business
Career & Work Exploration
Communication Media
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Geography
Health & Fitness
Health Education
Higher Education
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Journalism Studies
Language Education
Law
Media Studies
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Social Studies
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Primary Source
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NFB Education
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.

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Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Geography
Health & Fitness
Health Education
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Language Education (EAL, ESL)
Media Studies
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Social Studies
Visual Arts
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NFB Education
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
Indigenous Legacies through Sport Series
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In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Week, the Canadian Olympic School Program is proud to feature the stories of two distinct Indigenous Team Canada athletes, Jesse Cockney and Jillian Weir. Through their personal growth and achievements, they have brought Indigenous voices to the forefront.

Students will explore the themes of gratitude and inclusion, making links between their world, curriculum and stories.

Athlete Stories are available in two different reading levels, Kindergarten – Grade 3 and Grade 4- 6. Each story is accompanied by discussion questions and learning activities that teachers can easily integrate into their curriculum.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
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Activity/Lab
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NFB Education
Author:
Canadian Olympic School Program
Date Added:
09/28/2022
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:
Aboriginal Languages
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Communication Studies
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Geography
Higher Education
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Journalism Studies
Law
Media Studies
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Social Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
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
English Language Arts
Geography
Higher Education
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Law
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
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.

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Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Education
English Language Arts
Geography
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Provider:
NFB Education
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
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
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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.

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Agriculture Studies
Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Education
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Language Education (EAL, ESL)
Math
Practical & Applied Arts
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
NFB
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
05/03/2019
National Film Board of Canada
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NFB's collection of educational films and resources.
Remember, as a SK teacher, you have access to materials here.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
NFB Education
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
05/10/2019
National Truth and Reconciliation Week 2022
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NFB Education is proud to partner with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to help teachers educate students about Indigenous realities during National Truth and Reconciliation Week, as well as throughout the year.

This year, the theme of National Truth and Reconciliation Week is “Remembering the Children,” where we memorialize the children lost to the residential school system and honour Survivors and their families. The expanded program features age-appropriate material for students in Grades 1–12.

All sessions will be held virtually on Hubilo. Registration is required to stream live or pre-recorded sessions and to participate in the Q&A segment. The link for registration is provided on this page.

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Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Reading
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Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
Kate Ruscito
NFB
NFB Education
National Film Board
Date Added:
09/27/2022
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

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Arts Education
Career & Work Exploration
Communication Studies
Creative Writing
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
French
Geography
Health & Fitness
Health Education
Higher Education
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Journalism Studies
Language Education
Language Education (EAL, ESL)
Law
Media Studies
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Social Studies
Special Education
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Provider Set:
ONF
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
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"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:
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
NFB
National Film Board
Date Added:
09/22/2020
Truth & Reconciliation Newsletter
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"Making the Shift" is a monthly newsletter by Natural Curiosity. The September 2022 edition features lots of information and activities related to Truth and Reconciliation.

A few of the Educator Resources include:
- Orange Shirt Day Resources
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Residential School Resources
- Truth & Reconciliation Discussion Guide from Scholastics Canada
- Take Me Outside Indigenous Resources
- Residential School Survivor Stories
- And much more!

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Unit of Study
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study
Natural Curiosity
Date Added:
09/27/2022
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
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Geography
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Language Education (EAL, ESL)
Media Studies
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
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
Career & Work Exploration
Education
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Geography
History
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Practical & Applied Arts
Social Studies
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020