Best of News in Review: Native Studies, Volume 2

Whether delving into new theories about the first inhabitants of the Americas or providing background on the dire situation in Attawapiskat, these stories are perfect primers for students who don’t always follow the news. You’ll get recent events in a historical context supported by teacher resource guides.

Stories include:

  • The Emergency in Attawapiskat
  • Revising the History of the Americas
  • Residential Schools: Truth and Healing
  • Diving for Clues to Canadian History
  • Toxic Water: The Kashechewan Story

  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • 5 Titles

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News in Review - March 2010 Diving for Clues to Canadian History

The fur trade played a large role in the early history of Canada. It opened up the country, created new communities and led to the further exploration of North America. Archaeologists have retrieved many artifacts from places like old trading posts. In this News in Review story we’ll join a team looking for them at the bottom of rapids.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2010

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  • Diving for Clues to Canadian History

News in Review - September 2010 Residential Schools: Truth and Healing

For more than 100 years many native children were taken away from their families and forced to stay at residential schools. Two years ago, the Canadian government apologized for the suffering and the abuse many experienced. Now a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is hearing from some of those affected. In this News in Review story, we look at the work ...
  • 2010
  • 00:18:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/07/2014

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News in Review - May 2011 Revising the History of the Americas

Scientists have long assumed that humans arrived in the Americas by crossing a land corridor in the north about 13,000 years ago. But now there is evidence they may have arrived long before that, and by an entirely different route. In this News in Review story we’ll look at that evidence and what it could mean for the prehistory of ...
  • 2011
  • 00:15:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2011

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  • Revising the History of the Americas

News in Review - February 2012 The Emergency in Attawapiskat

In late October 2012, the First Nations community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency. Many residents of the isolated reserve in Northern Ontario were living in tents, trailers and temporary shelters, even as winter closed in on them. In this News in Review story we look at the desperate state of that community and why it needs help so ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2012

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News in Review - December 2005 Toxic Water: The Kashechewan Story

In late October, an emergency was declared in the small First Nation reserve of Kashechewan in Northern Ontario. Hundreds of residents had to be flown out of the community for medical treatment after their water supply became too toxic to drink or bathe in. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the terrible conditions the people of Kashechewan ...
  • 2005
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2005

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  • Toxic Water: The Kashechewan Story