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National Indigenous History Month

by Ashley Aarts on 2024-06-05T14:03:34-07:00 | 0 Comments


National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month is celebrated in Canada every June. Here are a variety of resources that we have gathered from the Geoffrey R. Weller Library's collection that feature Indigenous history, life, and culture.


First Nations Films

The Medicine Wheel

Description: "An emotional story of First Nations spirituality told in the first person by a Cree Woman. Visually moving segments highlight the Sweat Lodge and Pipe ceremonies as she explores the timelessness and the meaning of the Wheel that may be at the centre of native spirituality. Shows the significance of one's own personal spiritual journey through life and the teachings within the Medicine Wheel."


Stolen Children

Description: "Stolen Children explores the impact of residential schools on former students and their children and grandchildren. Survivors share their harrowing experiences and discuss the legacy of fear, abuse and suicide being passed down from generation to generation. The words of successive Canadian politicians and bureaucrats are revealed against a backdrop of archival footage, a chilling reminder of the policies and convictions that drove the government of the day to seek 'a final solution to the Indian problem.'"

Indian Braves

Description: "Following the work done by the Last Post Fund to honour Indigenous veterans by purchasing and installing gravestones, this documentary travels across the country to meet veterans and their families, to hear their stories of life in the Canadian military."

National Film Board of Canada

Inconvenient Indian

Description: "In this time of radical change and essential re-examination, Inconvenient Indian brings to life Thomas King’s brilliant dismantling of North America’s colonial narrative, reframing this history with the powerful voices of those continuing the tradition of Indigenous resistance"

Our People Will be Healed

Description: "Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin's 50th film, reveals how a Cree community in Manitoba has been enriched through the power of education. The Helen Betty Osborne Ininiw Education Resource Centre in Norway House, north of Winnipeg, receives a level of funding that few other Indigenous institutions enjoy. Its teachers help their students to develop their abilities and their sense of pride."


Cover ArtKwanlin Dun by Kwanlin Dun First Nation
Call Number: E78.Y8 K83 2020
ISBN: 9781773270784
Publication Date: 2021-01-19
Cover ArtThis Place by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm et al.
Call Number: PN6732 .T45 2019
ISBN: 9781553797586
Publication Date: 2019-04-30
Cover ArtNdè Sii Wet'aà by Kyla LeSage (Editor); Thumlee Drybones-Foliot (Editor); Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Editor)
Call Number: PR9192.6.I54 N34 2022
ISBN: 9781927886625
Publication Date: 2022-04-19
Cover ArtUnikkaaqtuat: an Introduction to Inuit Myths and Legends by Neil Christopher (Editor)
Call Number: E99.E7 U543 2011
ISBN: 9781926569161
    Publication Date: 2011-04-04
Cover ArtNo Surrender by Sheldon Krasowski; Winona Wheeler (Foreword by)
Call Number: E98.L3 K73 2019
ISBN: 9780889776067
Publication Date: 2019-03-02


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