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Whose Land is It Anyway?

Series: 8th Fire
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There's no getting around it. Land is the biggest sticking point in the relationship between Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the "settler" population. Who owns it, benefits from it, gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? These questions are all the more crucial because the lands in dispute sit on a treasure-trove of resources, which the world is eager to buy from Canada. But don't despair. This episode of 8th Fire, full of breathtaking HD landscapes and compelling characters, explores the creative ways of working this out. The Canadian identity is explored and First Nations success stories are highlighted. The video would be an excellent springboard to writing a persuasive essay, blog, letter to an authority or to doing a debate.