As I Am

As I Am

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This short experimental documentary challenges stereotypes about Aboriginal people in the workplace. Featuring portraits set to a powerful poem by Mohawk writer Janet Marie Rogers, the film urges viewers to go beyond their preconceived notions. As I Am is a celebration of Aboriginal people’s pride in their work and culture.

This film is part of the Work For All series, produced by the National Film Board of Canada, with the participation of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.

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  • Stephen--Roy

    The one thing I learned from this video is that at times it's very difficult to tell when a person might be native. Most of the time stereotyping occurs when external factors of a person trigger our natural human responses to think that ` this person is different`. Eventually we`ll get passed this phase when different cultures mix more, and we`ll automatically respond to people who look differently in the same way as ourselves.

    Stephen--Roy, 3 Feb 2011
  • Brandon

    We should not differentiate people from where they come from or their accent or even hair colour. We need to make sure everyone is on equal ground.

    Brandon, 3 Feb 2011
  • Jessika

    Aboriginal people should not be treated differently in the workplace or anywhere else for that matter. Poeple are people, and should be treated equally not matter what race they are.

    Jessika, 3 Feb 2011
  • Gabe

    People tend to base who or what people are on what they look like. Instead of finding out where they are from and who they are, we simply assume things about people based on how they appear. It's sad that we have allowed society to make us this way. We need to see this problem in order to stop it and rid society of those who are ignorant.

    Gabe, 3 Feb 2011