The Land is the Teacher: Watch it online

The Land is the Teacher: Watch it online

We’re proud to present a short documentary that you’ll be able to use in your classrooms in the new year. While Elder in the Making took you to the hot summer prairies of the south, our CBC short “The Land is the Teacher” takes you to the wintry boreal forest of the...
Social Studies: Grade 10. Residential Schools

Social Studies: Grade 10. Residential Schools

Residential Schools were first introduced to the Canadian West in 1883, and the last Residential School closed its doors in 1996. The ubiquitous phrase, “killing the Indian in the child” has been used to describe the Canadian government’s goal in creating the...
Facing Canada’s Past: The filming of Blood Tears

Facing Canada’s Past: The filming of Blood Tears

Our crew led by Cree Director Alex Lazarowich drove into Cold Lake to film with the famed Indigenous artist Alex Janvier. It had taken months to schedule time with this celebrity. Even then he was a very private person and asked us not to film his home. We had just a...
Social Studies: Grade 4. Treaty 7 Signing

Social Studies: Grade 4. Treaty 7 Signing

The Canadian Government had goals to settle and rule the vast area of the North-West which is now known as Western and Northern Canada. In 1874, nearly 300 recruits of the North West Mounted Police left fort Dufferin, Manitoba westward towards Southern Alberta, which...