Social Studies

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O Mother, Where Art Thou?

O Mother, Where Art Thou? by filmmakers Paul John Swiderski takes stock of his adoptive family and the security and well-being that they have always provided for him. However, he begins to wonder about his biological family.

Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children

Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children is a film by Janine Windolph that testifies to the need to grieve and to honour the memory of loved ones.

The Power of a Horse

In The Power of a Horse, filmmaker Cory Generoux deals with the scars that racism left on his life - both as its recipient and perpetrator.

The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North

The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands fo...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Journey Through Fear

Series: Wapos Bay
Wapos Bay is an animated series about the adventures of three Cree children living in northern Saskatchewan. T-Bear and his father Jacob, become local celebrities when they get stranded in the fire tower because they are afraid to come down. Raven, who is afraid of the water, prepares for a fishi...

How the Kids Took Over

This program describes how the shift in family dynamics, with persuasive powers shifting from parent to child, creates a marketer's dream. In today's market, children have a say in how $700 billion is spent each year, making them a powerful consumer group. Big business wants children's attention,...

Bread Comes to Life

Through live-action footage, time-lapse photography and animations, Bread Comes to Life tells the story of the sowing, growing, reaping, threshing, milling, mixing, shaping, kneading, rising, baking and breaking of daily bread. Viewers observe the work of a small town baker, visit a large farm, a...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 10. Lorne Duquette

Lorne Duquette from the Mistawasis First Nation turned from a life of drugs and alcohol when he embraced his Cree heritage. Lorne has become an accomplished ceremonial Grass dancer in powwows across the country. He has also gone back to school and plans to attend university.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 9. Amira Wasfy

When Amira immigrated to Canada from Egypt with her young family she had big dreams for her new life here. Years later, following her divorce, she found that she could not travel home to Egypt because of an antiquated Egyptian law that prevented Egyptian women travelling without their husband's c...

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 1, Episode 1. Jay Dzeko

This series provides viewers with 'a week in the life' of the new face of Canada. Jay Dzeko fled war torn Bosnia and came to Moose Jaw where he set up a taxi business, the Golden Years Transportation Company. While his new life in Moose Jaw has not been without a few challenges, Jay is very pleas...

Apples and Oranges

This video is set in a classroom where students are engaged in an exercise about bullying, stereotypes and the harmful effects that language can have on people. The students create pictures that portray sensitive situations, such as a young girl who has two moms and two boys whose friendship come...

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