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Aboriginal Perspectives NFB website

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has a site called “Aboriginal Perspectives“. The site is geared to secondary school students and teachers and features NFB documentaries by and about Aboriginal peoples in Canada. However, I think that it is excellent for everyone!

Through the site you can view a range of Aboriginal-focused NFB documentaries spanning 1940-2004 (34 documentaries in total).  Themes include:

  • The Arts
  • Cinema and Representation
  • Colonialism and Racism
  • History and Origins
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Sovereignty and Resistance
  • Youth

Each film is accompanied by a lesson plan, but if you’re a teacher wanting to explore a specific theme, a unit guide exists.

Some amazing films exist on this site – Kanehsatake 270 Years of Resistance, Uranium, and The Return of the G’psgolox Pole are but a few. Have some time? Get your popcorn and pop and sit down for a night of great film and learning!

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