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Residential schools : truth and reconciliation in Canada (educator's package) /
McIntyre Media.
[Orangeville, ON] : McIntyre Media Inc., [2015]
1 online resource (1 video file (47 min., 02 sec.)) : sound, color, digital.
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[Orangeville, ON] : McIntyre Media Inc., [2015]
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Residential schools: truth and reconciliation in Canada (secondary version) (17:30) -- Justice Murray Sinclair: survivors speak out (9:05) -- Marie Wilson: healing decades -- old wounds (7:07) -- Paul Martin: power play (6:20) -- -- The 60s scoop (6:55).
credits note
Peter Whyte, executive producer ; Mary Cubello, writer ; Sean Cisterna, producer.
general note
Accompanying teacher's guide in pdf format written by Mary Cubello and Pauline Weber.
Educator's package includes video, teacher's resource guide in digital format, and four bonus news broadcast video segments.
Suzanne Smoke, narrator.
"Indian Residential Schools are a part of our shared history in Canada. Prior to European contact, First Nations people had their own education system, governing system, beliefs and customs. While some positive alliances were established, the arrival of missionaries and others kicked off a systematic attack on the traditional customs and culture of native communites. Through a series of government proclamations, acts and treaties, aboriginal groups across the country began to lose the land they depended on for survival. A major part of the treaty agreements was the establishment of a good education system for aboriginal children. As momentum for settlement of the west and the building of a national railway grew, so did the Canadian governments need to fulfill the obligations of these treaties. In 1883, Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald authorized the creation of three 'industrial schools.' Thus began the misguided attempt 'to kill the Indian in the child.' Between 1879 and 1986, at least 150,000 aboriginal children in Canada - almost a third of aboriginal children -were forcibly removed and placed into Indian Residential Schools. The assault on Aboriginal identity began the moment children took their first step across the school's threshold. Their unique culture was stripped away tobe replaced with a foreign European identity. Their family ties were cut, clothes replaced, and children were prevented from returning home. The telling of Canada's history is not complete without this story. Some refer to it as a 'cultural genocide.' Generations upon generations of aboriginal people have been affected by the abuse and horrors experienced in these schools.The Truth and Reconciliation Summary that was undertaken as an element of the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement outlines 94 recommendations for achieving a full reconciliation between Canada's native and non-native peoples. Interweaving archival footage with poignant interviews, this video, accompanying resource material and bonus material, gives students, teachers and administrators an overview of the history and subsequent impact of residential schools in Canada - a timeline of events and crucial moments. It is the story of our first people. It is the story of their struggle to live in Canada. And it is a somewhat modern day story. Many of these people still live among us today. This program will help viewers begin to understand part of that story" -- publisher's website.
language note
In English, with closed captioning in English.
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