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Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture

The Gabriel Dumont Institute welcomes you to a virtual Muesem which provides a systematic look at Métis history and culture.

Virtual Museum of Canada

The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations. Also includes A Teachers' Centre with resources and lesson plans.

Canadian Museum of Civilization – Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage

An extraordinary resource documenting the histories and cultures of the Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On September 13, 2007 the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This followed more than twenty years of discussion within the UN system. Indigenous representatives played a key role in the development of this Declaration.

Stories on Stone

Commissioned by the Royal Alberta Provincial Museum to be used as an educational tool for the Alberta Board of Education. Learn how First Nations peoples in Canada and around the world have communicated for thousands of years through petroglyphs and pictographs. The movie is an exploration of Alberta, the Art of Storytelling and First Nations Culture. Features music by the Siksika Ramblers, The Blackfoot Conspiracy and Ira Provost.

Stories on Stone (French Language Version)

Commissioned by the Royal Alberta Provincial Museum to be used as an educational tool for the Alberta Board of Education. Learn how First Nations peoples in Canada and around the world have communicated for thousands of years through petroglyphs and pictographs. The movie is an exploration of Alberta, the Art of Storytelling and First Nations Culture. Features music by the Siksika Ramblers, The Blackfoot Conspiracy and Ira Provost.

Joseph Boyden on Writing about the Aboriginal Experience

Author Joseph Boyden explores the aboriginal experience in much of his writing. He has written novels like "Three Day Road" and the Giller Prize Winning "Through Black Spruce", as well as the non-fictional account of Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont. He was at the International Festival of Authors in Barrie, ON.

Aboriginal Education – The Past and Present

This is the first of a two-part series that looks at the historical context and present-day challenges of education for Aboriginal children in northern Ontario. Brought to you from the Fort William First Nation, a panel of experts will discuss the achievement gap among Aboriginal students, what is the legacy of the past, and how some overcome the challenges and succeed, while others don't. Do they fail the system - or does the system fail them?

Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving | TED Talks

Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world - but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save a paradise in his backyard, Northern Canada. The Sacred Headwaters, remote and pristine, are under threat because they hide rich tar sands. With stunning photos, Davis asks a tough question: How can we balance society's need for fuels with the urge to protect such glorious wilderness?

Wade Davis: The worldwide web of belief and ritual | TED Talks

Anthropologist Wade Davis muses on the worldwide web of belief and ritual that makes us human. He shares breathtaking photos and stories of the Elder Brothers, a group of Sierra Nevada indians whose spiritual practice holds the world in balance. Video available on TED.com.