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Indian Memento

Indian Memento

| 18 min

A visit to the "Indians of Canada" pavilion at Expo 67, Montréal. Inside there are Indigenous artifacts, but even more arresting are the printed placards that tell the story of the Indigenous peoples in North America, written without rancor but recalling what their contact with European settlers has cost in freedom of movement, in loss of land, and in loss of health of body and spirit.

  • director
    Michel Régnier
  • photography
    Michel Régnier
  • editing
    Michel Régnier
  • producer
    Robert Forget
    André Belleau
  • music
    Hervé Brousseau
  • sound
    Michel Hazel
  • sound mixer
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • participation
    Janice Lawrence


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Ages 15 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
History and Citizenship Education - Population and Settlement (1608-present)
Indigenous Studies - Issues and Contemporary Challenges
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Students can list/discuss/critically analyze how Indigenous people are depicted in film (1960s), including language used. Students can research history of Residential Schools, then and now, report to class/written/discussion. Students can research and report history of Indigenous education in Canada, analyze depictions in history textbooks, non-Indigenous vs. Indigenous perspectives. Students can research Alanis Obomsawin’s work (NFB) - report/show clips from various films on Indigenous peoples, perspectives, past and present.

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