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Video Resources

Who are the Sto:lo people?
An introductory video about the Sto:lo people

I'm not the Indian you had in mind
This video by Thomas King is an excellent resource for English and Social Studies/History classes to discuss stereotype, racism, and colonialism

Hozameen Chert: Indigenous uses and understandings
This video is a 7 minute documentary on the traditional uses of chert also known as flint

Cedar Harvesting Video
This video is a demonstration of the practices and protocols of harvesting inner cedar bark

The Rights of Metis People
This video is a lecture discussing the rights of Metis people in Canada

The Rights of Inuit People
This video is a lecture that discusses the rights of Inuit people

Pictographs in Sto:lo Nation
This video describes the process of youth learning about pictographs in the Sto:lo Nation

Story of Cedar, Cedar Hat Weaving & Bark Pulling Cowichan Coast Salish
This video depicts the traditions of cedar

Ixel - Paddle Together
Video of the teachings and stories of Gwen Point.  Gwen shares her stories of Residential Schools, racism, and her hope for the future

Mathcatcher: Aboriginal stories that integrate mathematics
These videos contains resources that tell stories including mathematics

Helen Bonner Storytelling
This video is a recording of the stories of Helen Bonner from Sto:lo Nation

We are the land = Matter cannot be created or destroyed (parts 1 to 6)
A six part video using Sto:lo language to help us understand the connection between the Sto:lo people and the land.  This lesson connects with Science curriculum at the secondary level

Metis presentation videos
Videos featuring Metis presentations

Metis Youth Express Yourself (Part 1)
A video introduction to Metis people adn the fistory of the fur trade in Canada, set to traditional Metis fiddle music

Marilyn Dumont reads from her book Really Good Brown Girl
Celebrated author Marilyn Dumont reads from one of her works

How Wolves Change Rivers
A video showing how one species can have a massive cascading effect on the entire ecosystem in which it lives and even alter the geography of the area.

People and Salmon Linking Culture and Ecology
This video is about salmon, indigenous peoples, and the many connections between land and water that serve to promote healthy ecological and cultural identities in salmon country.

Sto:lo People of the River
This video is the people of the Cheam First Nation on the Fraser river who have never given up their rights to the salmon.

This video was created by Robert Bateman Secondary students and presented at our 2018 Halq'emeylem Celebration.

Aboriginal Dwellings
This video was created by Colleen & Gordie Howe Middle students.

Enthnobotany with Lori Snyder
This video is about Ethnobotany with Lori Snyder.

Aboriginal Worldviews & Perspectives in the Classroom
On November 25, 2016, a successful ProD day was held at Abby Arts Centre and sessions at Abbotsford Middle School. Sessions were available for all K-12 educators.
Traditional welcome by Willie Charlie, an important message from Charlotte Tommy and the Keynote Address by Perry Smith. Watch the video. For more information on the Conference Website and Presentation Descriptions

Aboriginal Eagle Ceremony
This video will provide some discussion into what indigenous knowledge is for first people throughout North America.

Dr. Leroy Little Bear
Leroy Little Bear is a member of the Blood Tribe of the Blackfoot Confederacy. Little Bear is the former Director of the American Indian Program at Harvard University and professor emeritus of Native Studies at the University of Lethbridge, where he was department chair for 25 years. He has served as a legal and constitutional advisor to the Assembly of First Nations and has served on many influential committees, commissions, and boards dealing with First Nations issues. He has written several articles and co-edited three books including Pathways to Self-Determination: Canadian Indians and the Canadian State (1984), Quest for Justice: Aboriginal Peoples and Aboriginal Rights (1985), and Governments in Conflict and Indian Nations in Canada (1988). Little Bear is also contributor to Reclaiming Indigenous Voice and Vision (UBC Press, 2000).

A comparison of Indigenous Science and Western Science
The Library Channel is pleased to present the seventh installment of The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community. Leroy Little Bear, Head of the SEED Graduate Institute, former Director of the American Indian Program at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus of Native Studies at the University of Lethbridge delivers his lecture Native Science and Western Science: Possibilities for a Powerful Collaboration.

Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science with Dr. Gregory Cajete
In this video, Dr. Gregory Cajete, Director of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico, explains how Indigenous physicists not only observe the world, but participate in it with all his or her sensual being because everything in native thought is “alive” with energy. Cajete was speaking to an attentive audience at The Banff Centre as part of the Indigenous Knowledge and Western Science: Contrasts and Similarities event.

The word Indigenous - explained
Indigenous people are the first people to live in a place. In Canada, our Indigenous people belong to a number of different communities or nations. CBC Kids News’s Sid and Ruby explain.