This session will present the educator’s guide designed to accompany the National Film Board of Canada documentaries Trick or Treaty? and Hi-Ho Mistahey!, directed by acclaimed Indigenous filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin. It provides a framework and reference for introducing the films and examining how they relate to Indigenous issues in Canada by tracing the Canadian treaty process, with a focus on Treaty No. 9, known as the James Bay Treaty (1905). Participants will discover an overview of the NFB’s Indigenous film collection; using NFB resources as a tool to engage students in learning about Indigenous issues and using film to develop digital literacy skills in your students and foster positive digital citizenship. Selected by Indspire as a Successful Practices: Showcasing Strategies that Work. Recorded at the 2016 National Gathering for Indigenous Education.
Presenters: Ross Johnstone, National Film Board of Canada, Montreal, QC; Brad Baker, District Principal Aboriginal Education, North Vancouver School District, North Vancouver, BC 2014 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards Recipient and Stephanie Maki, Aboriginal Academic Support Teacher, North Vancouver School District, North Vancouver, BC.