Recommended Media/Films/Documentaries:

 

Recommended You Tube Videos:

1.  Ask Me You Tube Video by Julie Marinelli

"She's got a story to tell, 100 years asleep, you might see bruises on her shins, you might need to know the beginning, she's got a story to tell, she's a child of the children.." 

A very powerful video we thought we would share.  This video was presented at Louis Riel School Division's family of schools PD.  The video was done by Rose Bird, and Julie Cote-Marinelli, J.H. Bruns Collegiate Vice Principal.  They had a number of LRSD friends and allies join in.  Julie is the voice you hear singing. 

 

2.  It's Not Your Fault by Raven Davis

This video was created as a result of the liberal government's announcement of an inquiry on missing and murdered aboriginal women. Canadians voiced their opinions. These are the comments read online with 20 minutes. it's not your fault is a short movie about the violence of online comments made towards indigenous people, specifically about indigenous women of canada, and the negligence of online social media outlets allowing hate speech. it's not your fault is a personal response recorded, edited and performed by raven, as an indigenous person who has experienced violence by both indigenous and non-indigenous men.

 

3.DAREarts Webequie Youth 2016 Song - "We Are One"

Over 23 high school youth in Webequie FN put their sticks to the ice and reclaimed the game of hockey with DAREarts! In one whirlwind week, they painted goalie masks then wrote, recorded and choreographed this song that explores traditional values, identity and leadership. They performed at their community's powow!

 

4.  One Laptop Per Child Canada Call to ActionOne

The OLPC Canada team is excited to share a new animated video highlighting some of the inspiring outcomes when Aboriginal students are connected with educational technology. Please help us build awareness of this initiative by sharing this video on Facebook.

 

5.  Wawahte Documentary-Stories of Residential Schools Survivors

Wawahte is an educational documentary based on the book of the same title by Robert P. Wells, first published in 2012.  It tells the story of Indian Residential Schools from the perspective of three of its survivors. www.wawahte.com

 

6.   Attawapiskata Youth and DAREarts

A group of youths from Vezina High School are reclaiming their voice by releasing a music video Called Walking for Peace the work addresses the youths' frustration with the ongoing suicide crisis in their community.  See the link to view the video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7fDbOVr3C4&feature=youtu.be 

 

7.  Up Ghost River Trailer

The video trailer for Up Ghost River, winner of the CBC Bookie Award for non-fiction - authored by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEf7Hl7Zhpw&feature=youtu.be 

 

8.  GRAND Project - Grand River Arts

 The video trailer for GRAND Project at Six Nations of the Grand River Territory  https://youtu.be/oFqN0nrVvYk 

A teacher from Six Nations began a relationship project reaching to a class in Caledonia to begin a pen pal initiative between the youth. Pen Pals, embraced by organizations, schools, teachers and students has evolved yearly and includes approximately 1800 students annually. Check our Approved Projects tab to read more about this project. 

 

9.  Adventure in Understanding on Cogeco TV

Be sure to watch All Around the Town on CogecoTV series. Watch some great stories from Peterborough, Lindsay & The Kawarthas.  This is a clip from our episode about "Adventure in Understanding 2016". A five day canoe trip from Peterborough to Curve Lake First Nation. The trip brought together a diverse group of cultures and sent them on an unforgettable journey.

October 6, 2016  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-PRgvjaPOI&feature=youtu.be&app=desk

October 11, 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34odBvb3AgA

 

10.   Finding Heart - National Centre for Truth & Reconciliation - April 1, 2016

A story about Residential Schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1NQ_tgR_oA 

 

11.  Human Library @ Fort Richmond Collegiate

Shaw tv checks out a human library at Fort Richmond Collegiate where instead of reading books, students talk with "human books", and have conversations with people about important issues.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_YOrtEpeH4

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

Recommended Documentary Films:

1. Third World Canada - The Movie by Andree Cazabon

3 Suicides leave 8 siblings orphaned in a First Nations community struggling with 3rd World conditions.  Set in the backdrop of the aftermath of the suicide of three parents, the documentary explores the impact of 3rd world conditions on the children left behind and a community's courage in looking after them.
Running time: 45 minutes
© All rights reserved - Productions Cazabon - 2010

Executive Producer, Director, Writer: Andrée Cazabon
Cinematographer, Editor: Peter Shatalow

Filmed in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug, Ontario
With the Assistance of: the Ontario Art Council, the Law Foundation of Ontario, Laidlaw Foundation and the Atkinson Charitable Foundation

15% of all sales are donated directly to children in First Nations communities and those who work with them.

 2. Niigaanibatowaad: FrontRunners - Lori Lewis (2007)

At a special ceremony during the opening of the 1999 Pan Am Games in Winnipge, seven First Nations men entered the stadium in war canoes. One of them held the torch. In 1967 when Winnipeg first hosted the Games, ten outstanding athletic teen boys (nine which were from residential schools) were chosen to run 800 km over an ancient message route with the torch. When the runners arrived at the stadium, they were not allowed to enter with the torch. Instead, a non-Aboriginal runner was given the honour. Thirty-two years later, the province of Manitoba issued an official apology.  Niigaanibatowaad is about the segregation of the Aboriginal athletes and the despair and abuse suffered in the school system. It is a story about survival, hope, reconciliation and a dream for a new beginning that transcends hatred and racism.

The film can be purchased from the National Film Board  (http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=56288) for private viewing or public screenings.

 

3.    We Were Children: Reactions from Residential School Survivors and Other Viewers - Tim Wolochatiuk (2013)

The NFB released We Were Children, a feature drama examining the profound impact of the Residential School system through the eyes of two survivors, Lyna and Glen.

When the film was released, some survivors were appalled their stories were being fictionalized for the entertainment of the masses. Others, reporting their childhood traumas had never been taken serious, felt heard and vindicated, while some of their descendants said the film helped them finally put their difficult family puzzles together.

Lest we remain, in the words of Marie Wilson, a commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, "comfortably blind" when it comes to Canada's Residential School system. Only the truth, it is said, will set you free.

Available for rent from the NFB -  http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2013/08/21/we-were-children-survivors-viewers-comments

 

 

Links for Sources of Aboriginal Films & Documentaries

Films for rent online - $4.00/48 hours.  Categoies:  Aboriginal Peoples in Canada/Aboriginal Peoples outside Canada

 Shows and series to watch online and also a category of Reel Insights to view documentaries and films

 Locate information on current films and documentaries being screened, television programming and film festivals

 Lists recent films that can be seen on CBC

Find information on upcoming film festivals and screenings

  • YouTube

Various films and documentaries can be found

Purchase Aboriginal films and documentaries online 

 

Film festival inToronto every fall screening indigenous films and documentaries

 

 

Canadian Indigenous Film Festivals 

Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival, Ottawa, ON - www.asinabkafestival.org

Kingston Film Festival, Kingston, ON - www.kingcanfilmfest.com

Dreamspeakers Film Festival, Edmonton, AB - www.dreamspeakers.org 

Mispon: A Celebration of Indigenous Filmmaking, Regina, SK - www.misponfestival.com 

Presence Autochtone Montreal First Peoples Festival, Montreal, QC - www.nativelynx.qc.ca

 

Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, Vancouver, BC -   www.vimaf.com

 

Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, Winnipeg, MB - www.waff.ca

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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