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Jump-up. Caribbean Carnival in Canada!

Series: African Rhythms
In this animated film, Sophie learns about some of the culture and traditions of her new neighbour, Lisa, who recently arrived in Canada from the West Indies. This video contains an example of a story within a story as Lisa relates a legend from her culture while preparing to celebrate the Jump-u...

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The Cora Player

Series: African Rhythms
This program provides an example of visual storytelling where viewers construct meaning through images, rather than relying on dialogue. The story is of a young couple in love. Difficulties in their relationship arise due to differences in social class and acceptance within each other's family. M...

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A Mother's Earth

Series: Wapos Bay
This award-winning series, produced in Cree, English and French, uses stop-motion animation to portray life in a fictional northern Saskatchewan community. It focuses on issues and events in the lives of children and their supportive families in this traditional Cree community. The adults guide t...

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Raven Power

Raven identifies, through several scenarios, that the men and boys in the community take the women and girls for granted and show lack of respect for them. The women go on a week-long retreat, and only Jacob seems able to make coffee, cook meals and keep things running. Raven and Chief Big Sky ne...

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Our Mother Earth

Mother Earth has been neglected and is in desperate need of care and attention. In this DVD program, young people from around the world bring Earth's plight to the forefront. The Earth is emitting a silent scream and humans are not listening to the language of nature. The young people in the prog...

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Dude, Listen to This!: Engaging Boy Writers

Ralph Fletcher examines boys and writing. He studies what inspires boys, what shuts them down and how teachers can nurture boys writing. In this video, a group of boys voluntarily give up their recess time to meet and discuss their writing. The video is divided into three sections. In the first s...

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Crow Call. An Interview with Lois Lowry

This short video is an interview with the writer, Lois Lowry, who talks about her book called "Crow Call."

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Crow Call

Before leaving for World War II, Daddy buys Liz a flannel shirt, something to remember him by when he is gone from home. Liz treasures that big and colourful shirt. It has been such a long time since Daddy was home; he does not even know that Liz's favourite thing to eat is cherry pie! On a cold ...

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Guardians

Series: Wapos Bay 2
T-Bear, Talon, Jacob and Mushom think they have videotaped a Bigfoot around Wapos Bay. Jacob and T-Bear try to sell the footage for six million dollars to Steve from Austin, Texas (Lee Majors), who works for the Observation of Sasquatch Institute (O.S.I.). Raven learns about sharing with her moth...

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All Access

Series: Wapos Bay 2
In this episode from the Wapos Bay Series, cousin Betty arrives in a wheelchair and the community does its best to adapt to her personal needs. T-Bear avoids Betty when he finds out she is sick. Betty is hurt because she thinks T-Bear no longer likes her. The community of Wapos Bay decides to mak...

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Raven Tales. How Raven Stole the Sun

Raven Tales: How Raven Stole the Sun is an animated film based on a First Nations folklore of the Northwest coast. Frog tells Raven and Eagle about an old man who keeps the sky, the stars, the moon and the light of the world in a set of boxes by the river. Raven transforms himself into a spruce n...

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They Dance at Night

Series: Wapos Bay
Wapos Bay is an animated series about the adventures of three Cree children living in northern Saskatchewan. Raven and T-Bear learn what can happen when they forget to respect tradition. All three children discover that carelessness is disrespectful. With help from Mushom and an Elder, they take ...

V9998

The Elements

Series: Wapos Bay
Wapos Bay is an animated series about the adventures of three Cree children living in northern Saskatchewan. Talon, T-Bear, Raven and Mushom are at a cultural camp to learn traditional ways. At camp, mishaps occur that test the children. The family makes it home safely, but their journey to Elder...

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Something to Remember

Series: Wapos Bay
Wapos Bay is an animated series about the adventures of three Cree children living in northern Saskatchewan. While preparing for a Remembrance Day tribute, T-Bear is amazed to learn that his Mushom is a war veteran. Meanwhile, Raven's attempts to convince her favourite teacher to stay in Wapos Ba...

V9997

A Time to Learn

Series: Wapos Bay
Wapos Bay is an animated series about the adventures of three Cree children living in northern Saskatchewan. Talon has homework to complete before setting out for the trap line with his father. Meanwhile, T-Bear accidentally lets a sled dog escape. Talon and T-Bear learn the importance of listeni...