Best of News in Review: Native Studies, Volume 1

News in Review is one of Canada’s most popular series for Grades 6-12 through post-secondary education. It’s designed to inform and teach Canadians about important current events and themes in Canada and around the world.

This collection is packed with content, including eight of the most popular Native Studies stories in recent years. Each story is supported by comprehensive, downloadable teacher resource guides jammed with backgrounders, activities and black line masters.

Stories include:
  • Canada’s Residential School Apology
  • Fast Forward: Growing Up in Nunavut
  • Nunavut: Birth of a Territory
  • Survival of the Inuktitut Language
  • Davis Inlet: Moving From Misery
  • Louis Riel: Changing Perceptions
  • Donald Marshall
  • Oka

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 8 Titles

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News in Review - September 2008 Canada's Residential School Apology

In June, the Government of Canada apologized to Aboriginal Canadians for the way they were treated in residential schools. Thousands of Aboriginal children were forced into government-financed schools where many suffered physical and sexual abuse. In this News in Review story, we’ll look at that sad chapter in Canadian history and at the moving ceremony in the House of Commons.
  • 2008
  • 00:18:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - March 1993 Davis Inlet: Moving from Misery

In January 1993, six children in the aboriginal Innu community of Davis Inlet attempted multiple suicide by inhaling gasoline fumes. All fortunately were rescued and those most at risk were removed from the community to Poundmaker’s Lodge, a native treatment centre near Edmonton. The footage of these children was broadcast nationally and sparked a new cross-country awareness of the tragedy ...
  • 1993
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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News in Review - September 1990 Donald Marshall

The Donald Marshall case is as straightforward as it is tragic. Marshall is a Mi’kmaq man who spent 11 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The subsequent inquiry showed evidence that discrimination and incorrect procedures led to this miscarriage of justice. The justice and police systems not only failed him, they indicted, tried, convicted and, ultimately, ...
  • 1990
  • 00:10:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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News in Review - May 2005 Fast Forward: Growing Up in Nunavut

Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, is celebrating its sixth birthday. It’s an exciting time for the estimated 30,000 residents of the territory. But it’s a difficult time too. Nunavut is experiencing some serious growing pains. Rapid change is causing social problems. Food prices are high, and there are not enough houses, hospitals or jobs. In this News in Review story we’ll ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

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News in Review - April 1992 Louis Riel: Changing Perceptions

There has been perhaps no more enigmatic figure in Canadian history than Louis Riel. In leading two rebellions, in 1870 in the Red River area of present-day Manitoba and in 1885 in Saskatchewan, Riel fought for the rights of the Métis, a distinct cultural group who were the offspring of marriages between French fur traders and aboriginal women. As Canada ...
  • 1992
  • 00:16:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1992

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News in Review - April 1999 Nunavut: Birth of a Territory

"From sea unto sea unto sea" takes on even more significance as 25 000 people, mainly native peoples, celebrate the birth of their new territory and a new government within the Canadian confederation. This special News in Review report documents the division of the former Northwest Territories into two separate legislative entities. Largely unknown to most southerners, Nunavut in many respects is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - September 1990 Oka

Canada’s summer peace was exploded in Oka (Kanesatake) and Chateaugay (Kahnawake) as armed Mohawk Warriors confronted first the Quebec provincial police and then the Canadian Armed Forces. The conflict quickly escalated from one in which the Mohawks attempted to prevent the expansion of a golf course into their territory to one of diametrically opposed views of law, land and rights.
  • 1990
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
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News in Review - October 2002 Survival of the Inuktitut Language

Through the forces of modernization, the Inuit in Northern Canada are losing their language. We follow attempts to connect people from all areas where Inuktitut is spoken in a campaign to revitalize and preserve their native means of communication.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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