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Guidebook For Reporting on Indigenous Peoples

Suzanne  -  Jun 19, 2017  -  , , , , ,
The Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR) has compiled a key terminology guidebook for reporting on Indigenous peoples, communities, and topics. Drag...

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Bee Nation Education Package

Suzanne  -  May 07, 2017  -  , , , , ,
Bee Nation was the opening feature at the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival. The film, directed by Lana Slezic, traces the journeys of several Indigeno...

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Resources for Social Justice Education

Suzanne  -  Dec 21, 2016  -  , , , , , ,
Scholastic Canada has just released a new series of classroom resources for grades 4–6. These inquiry-based, magazine-style books focus on ethical citizenship, social justice, an...

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Lessons In the Real World

Suzanne  -  Oct 20, 2016  -  , , , , , , ,
Here we are, Halloween time again – and retail stores are once again trading in racism and appropriation by selling Halloween costumes that allow people to dress up like R...

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Inuit Film on Trauma and Healing

Suzanne  -  May 08, 2016  -  , , ,
The CBC recently aired a film that deals with the issue of intergenerational trauma in Indigenous peoples and communities. The film is now available online, and you need to watch i...

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Cree Student Named Rhodes Scholar

Suzanne  -  Jan 12, 2016  -  , , , , ,
The news went national in November 2015: Billy-Ray Belcourt, a 21-year-old Comparative Literature student at the University of Alberta, has been named a 2016 Rhodes Scholar, one of...

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Costumes and the Colonial Myth

Suzanne  -  Oct 30, 2015  -  , , , , , ,
Welcome to October: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has set up a National Research Centre at the University of Manitoba, the CBC is actually using the word “Indigenous,...

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Classic Films on Power and Representation

Suzanne  -  Sep 21, 2015  -  , , , , ,
Welcome to the start of the new school year! To start September off in a good way, Dragonfly calls your attention to two short films, both of which highlight the ridiculousness of ...

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Five Symptoms of a Culturally Unconscious Educator

Suzanne  -  Jul 06, 2015  -  , , , , , ,
Dragonfly recently came across an interesting post in the Educator’s Lounge group on LinkedIn. Co-authored by Kimberly McLeod, Academic Dean and Executive Director at Texas South...

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The New National Discussion

Suzanne  -  Apr 24, 2015  -  , , , , ,
Justice Murray Sinclair, Manitoba’s first Aboriginal judge and the chairperson of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says he wants all Canadians – not just politi...

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