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Intermediate Senior Social Justice Resources


8th Fire, on CBC's Curio, is a multi part video series and set of teacher resources offering suggestions and instructional activities for the use of the videos in class. Recommended for ages 13-14.

With its energetic pace and stunning HD landscapes, 8th Fire propels us past prejudice, stereotypes and misunderstandings, to encounters with an impressive new generation of Aboriginal Canadians who are reclaiming both their culture and their confidence. We meet the emerging leaders, artists, activists and thinkers. We explore the best ideas for change. Above all, 8th Fire examines the way forward to a second chance to get the relationship right.

We Were Children, Tim Wolochatiuk, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

"In this feature film, the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit."

Residential Schools and Indigenous Issues



For Teachers