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What is a core resource? Core Resources
A core resource is a foundational or key resource that complements a curriculum in an especially effective way. It may be a comprehensive resource that broadly addresses several of the student learning outcomes (e.g., a major integrated resource, series, textbook), an in-depth student resource that addresses at least one student learning outcome or a professional resource for educators.
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Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations
The worldviews of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples are explored in this resource, as well as their contributions to Canada and to the world. The resource also explains Indigenous traditional and contemporary beliefs and how these values contribute to their visions of the future. Political, economic, cultural and social challenges are also discussed.
•  Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations. Teacher Resource
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $71.93
Record posted/updated: June 14, 2019
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Canadian Studies 30. Native Studies Resource Guide
This resource contains supplementary readings to support the Native Studies 30 curriculum. The readings are intended for both teacher and student use.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
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Canadian Studies. A Bibliography for History 30, Native Studies 30, and Social Studies 30 (1997)
This bibliography includes a selected listing of learning resources to support the History 30, Native Studies 30, and Social Studies 30 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. First Nations
This book contains articles that showcase historical, narrative and sacred stories that reflect the social, political and cultural experiences of First Nations in Canada. The articles highlight the diversity of First Nations peoples, their worldview and their resilience. Stewardship and relationship to the land are prominent themes of the resource. This book is part of the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada series.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
R009132
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Introduction
This atlas includes details on many aspects of the indigenous peoples of Canada, including reference maps, treaties, land claims, language areas, Truth and Reconciliation, contemporary and historical photography, art and a timeline spanning from the 1800s to the present. This book is part of the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada series.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Inuit
This book contains articles that highlight the lives and histories of the Inuit people. Inuit traditions, lifestyles, worldview, environment and history are presented, demonstrating the ingenuity and resilience of the people. In addition, current social, political and economic challenges are discussed. This book is part of the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada series.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada. Métis
This book provides information on the development of the Métis nation from the 1600s to current day. It focuses on the distinct identity of the Métis and their sovereignty as a nation. Louis Riel, Gabriel Dumont, the Resistance of 1885 and the preservation of the Michif language are prominent topics in the book. This resource explains government policies that were meant to diminish and destroy the Métis culture and celebrates the resilience and strength of the Métis. This book is part of the Canadian Geographic Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada series.
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
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Residential Schools. Truth and Reconciliation in Canada (Educator's Package)
This DVD provides an overview of residential schools - from the historical events that led to their creation, up to their closure, the Government of Canada's official apology and the report and Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Bonus footage and a PDF resource guide are included on the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $129.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
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Sixties Scoop
This book provides information about the Sixties Scoop, a time in Canada when many Indigenous children were apprehended by social services and adopted by non-Indigenous people sometimes outside Canada. The lasting effects of abuse, racism, destruction of families and loss of identity are ongoing. This book is part of the Indigenous Life in Canada series which reveals the challenges, celebrations, and contributions of Indigenous nations.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
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The History of Treaties in Canada
The program explains the origins of treaties in Canada and how these documents continue to shape the relationships of First Nations with the Government of Canada today. Topics discussed include: the creation of reserves, land rights issues, the spirit and intent of treaties, the development of legislation and the creation of residential schools. A teacher's guide is available to accompany the DVD.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $159.00
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R046492
The Metis: Memorable Events and Memorable Personalities
This book about Métis life in Canada provides a thorough examination of the people, culture and historical events. The resource highlights the strengths of the Métis and of the challenges they have faced.
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $19.95
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
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The Pass System
Saskatoon filmmaker Alex Williams exposes a little-known piece of Canadian history - one in which First Nations people required permits issued by an Indian Agent in order to leave their reserves. Purportedly in response to the Northwest Resistance of 1885, Sir John A. Macdonald enacted a system of racial segregation that denied First Nations people in parts of Western Canada the basic freedom of mobility that other Canadians experienced. Although the pass system had no basis in law, it stayed in effect for over 60 years and prevented First Nations parents from visiting their children in residential schools, limited access to relatives, and discouraged travel to towns and cities. This film includes archival research as well as the oral histories of Elders.
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Price : Pricing varies by organization
Record posted/updated: August 15, 2020
R100098
Treaty Promises, Indian Reality: Life on a Reserve
This book examines the unkept promises of the government made to First Nations peoples and the history of the Cowessess people. Stories told by Elders and historical research paint a picture of the reality of many First Nations peoples and the development of reserves on the prairies. The author shares a respectful and personal account of his experience on a reserve and in a residential school, describing countless challenges, discrimination and oppression. He highlights the strength and resilience of First Nations peoples who experienced many successes in spite of the abuse they faced.
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Media and Formats : Book
Price : $20.00
Record posted/updated: February 10, 2023
What are additional resources? Additional Resources
Additional resources also complement the curriculum in an effective way and are of the same variety as core resources. However, where funds are limited, educators are advised to start by purchasing core resources.
R040501
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (Edited & Abridged)
Media and Formats : Book
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $17.95
Record posted/updated: June 5, 2017
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Aboriginality
Aboriginality re-imagines the strength and spirit of First Nations culture through narrative mediums that connect urban First Nations youth to their rural ancestral histories. Dallas Arcand, world champion hoop dancer and hip-hop artist, is inspired by both new and traditional elements of First Nations culture. He plays dual roles in being both a positive First Nations presence in mainstream urban media and a touchstone to traditional First Nations roots and culture.
A teacher's guide is available.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
R052964
Belly Up: Salmon in Peril
This video examines the salmon industry. The Heiltsuk and Nuxalk First Nations communities consider themselves "The Salmon People." Salmon provides sustenance, income and ceremonial use. This way of life is threatened by salmon farming and logging practices. Large international corporations set up salmon farms without consulting the First Nations. Both the Heiltsuk and Nuxalk have protested salmon farming and the clear-cut logging practices taking place in ancestral territories.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: July 10, 2019
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Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?
This video program explores the issue of First Nations children who grow up without their fathers - the "blind spot." Two central themes in the program can lead to classroom discussion. First, the decimation of the buffalo stripped males of their role as providers and protectors. Moving First Nations people to reserves created a culture of dependency. The residential school system further eroded the First Nations family structure. The second theme is the lack of support or recognition by Canadian governments and the public on the issue of absent fathers. President Barack Obama is bringing the issue of fatherlessness to the forefront in the United States.
Filmed in North Central Regina, three men discuss fatherhood. Sixteen-year-old Tyson Kakaway is preparing for the birth of his first child. Only knowing his father through Facebook, Tyson vows he will do his best to be a father to his daughter. Andrew Kinniewisse is from the Yellowquill First Nation. Andrew is in the courts trying to prove that he can provide a stable home so that his two older children can return to live with him. Jeff Crowe spent 13 years in and out of jail; he now runs a parenting program at the Regina Correctional Centre.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
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Cultural Teachings: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies
This resource provides an introduction to traditional protocols and methodologies to give readers an understanding of ceremonial etiquette. Topics include: First Nations' History, Tobacco, Smudging, Sacred Pipe, Feasts and the Role of Elders.
•  Cultural Teachings. Instructor's Resource Guide: First Nations Protocols and Methodologies
Media and Formats : Book
Price : $25.00
Record posted/updated: July 26, 2022
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Diving for Clues to Canadian History
The fur trade played a large role in the early history of Canada. It opened up the country, created new communities and led to the further exploration of North America. Archaeologists have retrieved many artifacts from places like old trading posts.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: June 5, 2017
R072026
Finding Our Way
This video examines the struggles of two First Nations in the Carrier territory in British Columbia. In The Contagion of Colonisation, viewers will learn the historical context behind the First Nations groups circumstances. High Noon in Burns Lake focuses on the Ts'il Kaz Koh First Nation (Burns Lake Band). The Band has been in conflict with the village of Burns Lake over appropriated land. In 2000, the municipality shut off water and sewage services to the Reserve. Cheslatta Carrier Nation's story is told in Keeping Our Heads Above Water. In 1952, Alcan's hydroelectric project evicts people from their homeland. Today, the First Nation is struggling economically and culturally.
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Price : $100.00
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Gene Boy Came Home
Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict was raised on the Odanak Indian Reserve, Quebec. At age 15, he left home to work construction in New York State. At age 17, he accepted a dare to enlist in the US Marines. A few months later, he was at the frontlines of the Vietnam War. This film depicts the ugliness of war during Gene Boy's two years of service in Vietnam and the after effects of war on him - physical, emotional and psychological. Gene Boy returns to the reserve and his roots to begin healing. The film is directed by Alanis Obomsawin.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: December 5, 2018
R050312
In an Uncertain World. Episode 17
The world order and economic boom that had taken shape after World War II starts to unravel, and a new era of uncertainty begins. Free trade, globalization and regionalism converge with the rise of feminism, Aboriginal claims, growing multiculturalism and the explosion of computer technology. Canada's economic, social and political environment are affected. Canada's new Charter begins to have an impact. Debate around Canadian unity intensifies with the Quebec referendum of 1980, repatriation of the Constitution and the Meech Lake Accord.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: June 5, 2017
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Legacy of Hope Foundation Residential School Survivor Stories
In this collection of videos, men and women share their personal and often painful accounts of their experiences of residential school and its legacy.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: June 5, 2017
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Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children
Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children is a film by Janine Windolph that testifies to the need to grieve and to honour the memory of loved ones.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Martha of the North
The Canadian government devised a plan to relocate families to ensure Canadian sovereignty of the Arctic. The families were told game was plentiful, communities would be in one place and they could leave after two years.
When Martha was five years old, her family was enticed to leave their Inuit village and relocate to Ellesmere. The relocation is poorly planned with no thought and understanding given to the Inuit lifestyle. Life is harsh in the high Arctic. Game is scarce, the cold is extreme, the housing is poor and two communities are established.
The program examines the relocation, the effect on the family structure and the human spirit's ability to overcome challenges.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
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Misconceptions of Canada's Indian Residential School System
This poster provides the truth about misconceptions of Canada's residential schools such as: "No one knew at the time about the conditions of residential schools" and "Aboriginal people asked for residential schools."
Media and Formats : Document Other
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: June 5, 2017
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Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners
In 1967, Winnipeg hosts the Pan American Games and 10 teenage boys are chosen to run 800 kilometres with the games torch. Nine of the young men are from residential schools. When the runners arrive at the stadium, they are not allowed to enter with the torch. Instead, a non-Aboriginal runner is given the honour.
Thirty-two years later, the province of Manitoba issues an official apology. At a special ceremony during the opening of the 1999 Pan-Am Games in Winnipeg, seven First Nations men in their fifties enter the stadium in war canoes.
Niigaanibatowaad is about the segregation of the First Nations athletes and the despair and abuse suffered by First Nations Children in the residential school system.
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Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
R072147
O Mother, Where Art Thou?
O Mother, Where Art Thou? by filmmakers Paul John Swiderski takes stock of his adoptive family and the security and well-being that they have always provided for him. However, he begins to wonder about his biological family.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Out in the Cold
Thomas is dumped on the outskirts of the city. There he meets two men, Soft as Snow and Cold as Ice. When Thomas suggests the two men should walk back to the city with him, Cold as Ice and Soft as Snow persuade him to stay the night. Cold as Ice wants Thomas to die and join them; Soft as Snow wants Thomas to survive the night so he can return to the city and tell people their story. Filmed in black and white, the program is inspired by the freezing deaths of several First Nations men in Saskatoon. The police practice of taking individuals to an isolated edge of the city where they would be beaten or abandoned earns Canada a place on the 2001 Amnesty International report of human rights abuses. This film will stimulate discussion about the state of disregard and oppression faced by Indigenous people in Canada and around the world.
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Price : $200.00
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Record posted/updated: July 1, 2020
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Remembering Canada's War Dead
On November 11th, many Canadians take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies are held across the country.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: May 11, 2018
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Reservation Soldiers
Reservation Soldiers examines the relationship between the Canadian Forces and First Nations youth. The Canadian military program, Bold Eagle, offers Aboriginal youth adventure, discipline, and cash. It is no cakewalk for the ones who get into the six-week boot camp. This is the biggest challenge many of the young men and women will face. Not only are they going through arduous training and the challenge of adapting to military culture very different from their own, they are on the verge of entering the Canadian Forces at one of the most dangerous times in recent history.
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Price : $100.00
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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Residential Schools. Truth and Healing
For more than a hundred years many First Nations children were taken away from their families, and forced to attend residential schools. In 2008, the Canadian government apologizes for the suffering and the abuse many experienced. This video explores the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and what it hopes to accomplish.
Media and Formats : Video
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
R072057
Revising the History of the Americas
Scientists have long assumed that humans arrived in the Americas by crossing a land corridor in the north about 13,000 years ago. There is evidence they may have arrived long before that and by an entirely different route. This video looks at that evidence and what it could mean for the prehistory of our continent.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: May 18, 2018
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Savage (Cree Version with English Subtitles)
In this video, the residential school experience is viewed from a mother's point of view and from a young girl. On the drive to the residential school, a young girl watches the countryside from the back seat of the car. Her mother, experiencing the loss, starts to sing a lullaby in Cree as she tidies up the kitchen. Upon arrival at the school, the young girl is thrust into the system. She is bathed, her hair is cut and she is put into a school uniform. Her mother, sensing the transformation of the young girl, howls in pain and anger.
The video contains English subtitles.
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Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : $90.00
Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
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Staking the Claim: Dreams, Democracy and Canadian Inuit
Staking the Claim reveals a part of Canada's history that is largely unknown. It is the story of one of our First Peoples' efforts to seek a new relationship with their country. It is the story of a democratic nation willing to negotiate new approaches to governance. It is a story that will shape the future for Inuit and Canada for years to come.
Media and Formats : CD/DVD
Price : unavailable
Record posted/updated: July 10, 2019
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Stolen Children
After decades of waiting, Aboriginal Canadians receive a formal apology from the federal government on June 11, 2008. This event in Canadian history recognizes the loss of culture caused by the church-run residential schools that thousands of Aboriginal children were forced to attend. It also acknowledges the physical and sexual abuse that many suffered in those institutions. Stolen Children explores the impact of residential schools on former students and their children and grandchildren. Survivors share their experiences and discuss the legacy of fear, abuse and suicide being passed down from generation to generation. The words of successive Canadian politicians and bureaucrats are revealed against a backdrop of archival footage, a reminder of the policies and convictions that drove the government of the day to seek "a final solution to the Indian problem." The video also includes the original broadcast of Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apology, the apology of Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Official Opposition, and reaction from the Aboriginal community and Aboriginal leaders.
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Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: May 11, 2018
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Stolen Sisters
This video examines the plight of missing women in Canada. In 2004, Amnesty International charged Canada with human rights violations in its treament of Indigenous women who been murdered or have gone missing in violent circumstances in the past 20 years. Daleen Bosse Muskego and Amber Redman are two Saskatchewan women that are profiled in the program. Viewers will feel the frustration and pain of the families as they deal with police departments, racism and indifference. The Robert Pickton case, the sex trade murders in Edmonton, and the Highway of Tears in Prince George are a few of the incidents of missing women that are also included in the program.
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Price : $25.95
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Record posted/updated: November 23, 2021
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The Emergency in Attawapiskat
The First Nations community of Attawapiskat declares a state of emergency. Many residents of the isolated Northern Ontario reserve are living in tents, trailers and temporary shelters, even as winter approaches. This video looks at the desperate state of that community and why it needs help.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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The Experimental Eskimos
A social engineering experiment involving three Inuit boys takes place in the 1960s. The three boys are taken from their homes in the Arctic, placed with white families, and attend school in Ottawa. All three become successful in early adulthood. Peter Ittinuar becomes the first Inuk Member of Parliament, Zebedee Nungak becomes president of a major economic and political organization, and Eric Tagoona became president of the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada. However, the experiment robs the three of their parents, their language, and their culture and results in ongoing personal and societal challenges for each man. This program examines the assimilation experiment and its continuing impact on the men.
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Price : $19.99
Record posted/updated: October 4, 2020
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The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North
The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands for oil extraction and refining. David Suzuki re-examines the Berger inquiry of the 1960s. Suzuki accompanies Tom Berger as they confront issues of environmental impact, climate change and ecological change.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: May 9, 2018
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The Power of a Horse
In The Power of a Horse, filmmaker Cory Generoux deals with the scars that racism left on his life - both as its recipient and perpetrator.
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
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ati-wîcahsin (It's Getting Easier)
In ati-wîhcasin (It's Getting Easier) filmmaker Tessa Desnomie celebrates the life and times of her grandmother, Jane Merasty. Born and raised on the trapline, this Woodlands Cree woman witness's significant changes over her 80 years.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: November 22, 2018
What are other useful materials? Other Useful Materials
Other useful materials are documents, lesson plans or classroom activities that teachers may find useful in supporting the curriculum, but that have not typically undergone the same formal evaluation process that is required for core and additional resources.
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ArcGIS Online
ArcGIS Online enables you to connect people, locations, and data using interactive maps. It enables you to work with smart, data-driven styles and intuitive analysis tools that deliver location intelligence. It also enables the user to share insights with the world or specific groups. The website contains a tutorial, links to suggested subjects and projects, lesson plans and activities.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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CAMPUS
CAMPUS is the National Film Board’s exclusive education streaming service available at no cost to all teachers and students in Saskatchewan and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Learning Supports for Families and Teachers
This document was created to provide support for parents/guardians when sharing information about the coronavirus with young and school-aged children. The document is also useful for early learning staff and Prekindergarten to Grade 12 teachers.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: April 8, 2020
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Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation
The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, through the Concentus Citizenship Education Foundation, has created a website that provides classroom resources to support the teaching of citizenship competencies from Grades K-12. Lesson plans may either be viewed online or downloaded as PDFs. To access these resources, educators only need to sign up and create an account through the website's Teacher Portal. If teachers experience any difficulties signing up, they are welcome to contact info@concentus.ca for help in creating an account.
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Media and Formats : Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
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Concentus Citizenship Education Resources. Level 30: The Intentional & Explicit Teaching of Essential Citizenship Competencies
Students examine Canadian history to understand the influences on our contemporary rights, responsibilities and views of citizenship. Students examine issues facing Canadians and the global community regarding citizenship, specifically the foundational beliefs of Canadians. Students also consider the role of cooperation in a competitive society. Throughout all these inquiries, students are asked to consider multiple perspectives, especially those of Indigenous populations.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019
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Curio
Curio is the CBC’s educational streaming service made available at no cost to Saskatchewan teachers and students by the Ministry of Education and is available on ROVER. Previewing resources is recommended.
Media and Formats : Video Website
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 1, 2022
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Deepening the Discussion: Gender and Sexual Diversity
This document will assist individuals and communities to engage in meaningful discussions and actions to respond to the experiences, perspectives and needs of students and families who are gender and/or sexually diverse (GSD). It will: assist school divisions, central office personnel, administrators, educators, First Nations and Métis organizations and community partners to develop a deeper understanding of gender and sexual diversity; assist in understanding the unique educational, health and safety needs of staff, students and their families who self-identify as gender and/or sexually diverse; provide practical strategies, suggestions and frequently asked questions to support schools and communities as they work with students to anticipate and overcome challenges related to transphobia, homophobia and heterosexism; acknowledge the shared responsibility of ensuring that all students who identify as gender and/or sexually diverse have the same opportunities for safety, socialization and success in schools; assist educators in planning curricular-based instruction and assessment to meet the unique needs of gender and/or sexually diverse students; and assist school divisions and First Nations and Métis organizations to fulfill their ethical and professional responsibilities to provide safe, equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students regardless of their actual or perceived differences.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
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Digital Citizenship Education in Saskatchewan Schools: A Policy Planning Guide for School Divisions and Schools to Implement Digital Citizenship Education from Kindergarten to Grade 12
This document provides guidelines for school divisions and school-based administrators who are developing digital citizenship policies. It is not a prescriptive policy; instead, it offers a roadmap for building appropriate school division policies and school-specific digital citizenship guidelines and procedures. Tools to help teachers, administrators and parents as they get started on the implementation of digital citizenship education for K-12 students are also included.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: September 8, 2022
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Historical Learning Resources Updates
Learning Resources Updates provided an annual supplement to every subject-specific bibliography that supported K-12 curricula.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 2, 2019
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Opportunities to Address Child Abuse Prevention Education and Response
This document outlines curricular opportunities to address substance misuse in various subject areas
and grades. Suggested curriculum outcomes are identified and, if applicable, supporting indicators
are noted.
Media and Formats : Document
Topic : Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
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Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation's Indigenous Resources Review Committee Suggested Resources
These titles have been suggested by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation's Indigenous Resources Review Committee. Before using these resources in the classroom, educators should consider the sensitive, emotional issues related to tragic events in Indigenous history and consult their local resources evaluation policy.
•  Askiwina. A Cree Word
•  Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)
•  Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN)
•  Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research
•  Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
•  Métis Nation-Saskatchewan (MN-S)
•  Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into Matters Relating to the Death of Neil Stonechild
•  Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centre
•  Shhh...Listen!! We Have Something to Say!: Youth Voices From the North
•  The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture
•  Unreserved
Media and Formats : Book Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : unavailable
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Record posted/updated: September 30, 2021
R003918
Shattering the Silence: The Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in Saskatchewan
This resource extracts, reorganizes and compiles the school-specific Saskatchewan elements of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation reports and primary school documents as well as incorporates other resources and former residential school student accounts that have been recorded and published online.
Media and Formats : Book Document
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R001399
Sixties Scoop Resources
The titles listed below may support instruction in the classroom related to the Sixties Scoop. These resources have not undergone the full evaluation process that is carried out for core and additional resources. Before using these resources in the classroom, educators should consider the sensitive emotional issues related to the Sixties Scoop and its repercussions and consult their local resources evaluation policy. Resources that appear on the core and additional resources lists and support the study of the Sixties Scoop and the ideals of truth and reconciliation can be found by clicking on Truth and Reconciliation in the Filter by Content section of any resources list on the curriculum site that contains titles on these topics.
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•  Bi-Giwen. Coming Home: Truth-Telling from the Sixties Scoop. Activity Guide
•  Birth of a Family
•  Finding Cleo Episode 2. Eyes That Haunted Me
•  How I Lost My Mother, Found My Family, Recovered My Identity
•  Just What Was the Sixties Scoop?
•  Sask. Premier Scott Moe Apologizes to Sixties Scoop Survivors
•  Saskatchewan's Apology for Sixties Scoop Leaves Survivors with Mixed Feelings
•  Sixties Scoop
•  Sixties Scoop Agreement in Principle
•  Sixties Scoop Apology - Government of Saskatchewan
•  Sixties Scoop Survivors Split on Proposed $875-Million Settlement
•  Teaching the Legacy of the Sixties Scoop and Addressing Ongoing Child Welfare Inequality in the Classroom
•  The Impact of Colonialism in Canada
•  The Reason I Dance
•  What Was the '60s Scoop'?: Aboriginal Children Taken From Homes a Dark Chapter in Canada's History
Media and Formats : Video Website Other
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Many are free.
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Record posted/updated: February 11, 2019
R007923
Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools
This site has been created by the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education to support school staffs to work together to expand their understanding of truth and reconciliation as well as the history and legacy of residential schools. It contains tools and resources to support important conversations and professional development opportunities.
Media and Formats : Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: February 22, 2019
R104586
Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any topic with an open mind; and,
  • meet curricular outcomes.
Media and Formats : Video
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: January 3, 2022
R012571
The Adaptive Dimension for Saskatchewan K-12 Students
The Adaptive Dimension refers to the concept of making adjustments to any or all of the following variables: learning environment, instruction, assessment and resources. Adjustments to these variables are intended to make learning meaningful and appropriate and to support student achievement. In the
Saskatchewan context, differentiation is addressed through the Adaptive Dimension which enables all teachers to respond to student diversity, including their strengths and needs, interests, backgrounds, life experiences and motivations.
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Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
free
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Record posted/updated: July 8, 2024
R102702
Treaty Education Outcomes and Indicators
The Treaty Education outcomes and indicators at each grade level are designed to engage learners on a journey of inquiry and discovery. When meaningfully and thoughtfully incorporated into subject areas, Treaty Education moves beyond an idea to become actualized as a belief that benefits all learners.
Media and Formats : Document
Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: February 13, 2019
R009767
Truth and Reconciliation Resources - Social Studies
The titles listed below may support instruction in the classroom related to the history, work and ideals of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). These resources have not undergone the full evaluation process that is carried out for core and additional resources. Before using these resources in the classroom, educators should consider the sensitive emotional issues related to the work of the TRC and consult their local resources evaluation policy. Resources that appear on the core and additional resources lists and support the ideals of the TRC can be found by clicking on Truth and Reconciliation in the Filter by Content section of any resources list on the curriculum site that contains titles on this topic.
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•  100 Years of Loss. Teacher's Guide: The Residential School System in Canada
•  100 Years of Loss. Timeline
•  2017 Saskatchewan Rural Municipalities and Treaty Boundaries Map
•  A Day at Indian Residential Schools in Canada
•  A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  A National Crime: The Canadian Government and the Residential School System, 1879 to 1996
•  A Requiem for the Canadian Dream
•  A is for Assimilation: The ABC's of Canada's Aboriginal People and Residential Schools
•  Assembly of First Nations Plain Talk 6. Residential Schools
•  Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
•  Bi-Giwen. Coming Home: Truth-Telling from the Sixties Scoop. Activity Guide
•  Canada's Residential Schools
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 1. The History, Part 1, Origins to 1939: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 1. The History, Part 2, 1939 to 2000: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 2. The Inuit and Northern Experience: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 3. The Métis Experience: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 4. Missing Children and Unmarked Burials
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 5. The Legacy: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Canada's Residential Schools Volume 6. Reconciliation: The Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott
•  Directory of Residential Schools in Canada
•  Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Volume One. Summary: Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future
•  Finding My Talk: How Fourteen Native Women Reclaimed Their Lives After Residential School
•  Finding Peter Bryce: The Story of a National Crime
•  Forgotten. The Métis Residential School Experience
•  From Truth to Reconciliation: Transforming the Legacy of Residential Schools
•  Heritage Minutes. Chanie Wenjack
•  High School Teachers Working Towards Reconciliation: Examining the Teaching and Learning of Residential Schools
•  Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  Hope and Healing: The Legacy of the Indian Residential School System
•  In Jesus' Name: Shattering the Silence of St. Anne's Residential School
•  In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth & Reconciliation
•  Indian Residential Schools & Reconciliation. Teacher Resource Guide 11/12
•  Inuit and the Residential School System
•  It Takes All of Us to Enforce the Law
•  Legacy of Hope Foundation Residential School Survivor Stories
•  Misconceptions of Canada's Indian Residential School System
•  Moving Beyond: Understanding the Impacts of Residential School
•  Muffins for Granny
•  National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
•  Net-eth Going Out of the Darkness: An Exhibition of First Nations Artists, Residential School Survivors and Their Descendants
•  Our Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit Learners
•  Out of the Depths: The Experiences of Mi'kmaw Children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
•  Project Eagle Feather: When They Took the Children
•  Project of Heart: Illuminating the Hidden History of Indian Residential Schools in BC
•  REDx Talks. Truth, Reconciliation and the Future
•  Reconciliation & the Way Forward: Collected Essays & Personal Reflections
•  Reconciliation Begins With You and Me
•  Reconciliation Canada. Toolkits
•  Reconciliation Canada. Videos
•  Residential School System in Canada. Teacher's Guide: Understanding the Past--Seeking Reconciliation--Building Hope for Tomorrow
•  Residential Schools and Reconciliation: Canada Confronts Its History
•  Residential Schools in Canada. Education Guide
•  Response, Responsibility, and Renewal: Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Journey
•  Sixties Scoop Resources Available on Curio
•  Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School
•  Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools
•  Strength for Climbing: Steps on the Journey of Reconciliation
•  Teaching Each Other: Nehinuw Concepts and Indigenous Pedagogies
•  The 7th Generation Our Ancestors Prayed For: Children and Youth on the TRC
•  The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir
•  The KAIROS Blanket Exercise
•  The Secret Path (animated film)
•  The Survivors Speak: A Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
•  They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School
•  They Came for the Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples, and Residential Schools
•  This Benevolent Experiment: Indigenous Boarding Schools, Genocide, and Redress in Canada and the United States
•  Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Calls to Action
•  Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools
•  Truth and Reconciliation. The Legacy of Residential Schools in Canada
•  Truth and Reconciliation. What Is It About?: A Discussion Booklet for the Classroom
•  Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada
•  Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
•  Wawahte. Indian Residential Schools
•  We Were Children
•  We Were So Far Away. Video: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools
•  We Were So Far Away: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools
•  What We Have Learned: Principles of Truth and Reconciliation
•  Where Are the Children? Exhibition
•  Where Are the Children?: Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools
Media and Formats : Book Document Website
Topic : Truth and Reconciliation
Price : Many are free downloads.
Record posted/updated: April 26, 2022
R049992
We Are All Treaty People: Exploring Treaty Relationships in Canada Through A Simulation and Inquiry Project
In this lesson plan, students embark on a treaty simulation that lasts the entire semester and takes them through an intricate role play where students become the Indigenous peoples of Treaty #4 territory in what is now Saskatchewan. It is a living simulation where each day the students are playing out key events in Canada's history and drawing out their own conclusions about how the events of the past have influenced their place in Canada today as treaty people. Their ultimate goal is to create an inquiry based project that demonstrates their knowledge of Canada's treaty relationships and encourages others to acknowledge that We Are All Treaty People and as such have a responsibility to understand and acknowledge our shared history of this land. The semester ends with students celebrating the resiliency and successes of Canada's Indigenous peoples and highlighting the paths that could be taken for healing.
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Price : Free
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Record posted/updated: January 22, 2019