It all started with treaty

I’ve been asked many times how the journey of Elder in the Making got started. The simple answer is curiosity. Curiosity about an acknowledgement and a date: September 22, the day that Treaty 7 was signed. It was a curiosity that would take me all across Alberta...
Social Studies: Grade 7 – Buffalo Apocalypse

Social Studies: Grade 7 – Buffalo Apocalypse

The documentary, Elder in the Making, provides an introduction to the experiences of Indigenous peoples before and after contact. Episode 3: Sacred Ground and Episode 4: Apocalypse explore the significance of the land for the Blackfoot peoples in southern Alberta,...
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...
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...