Wapikoni Teaching Guide

An introduction to the diversity of Indigenous cultures in Canada 

 

The Wapikoni Teaching Guide: An introduction to the diversity of Indigenous cultures in Canada was created with the support of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), in consultation with CCUNESCO’s Indigenous members and partners, and teachers of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network in Canada. 

The guide is intended to encourage high school teachers to engage their students in discussions about current issues and to introduce them to the diversity of Indigenous cultures in Canada. It was designed to provide turnkey material that could be adapted based on the grade level and the subject matter being taught. Each theme has been assigned a distinct colour to help the teacher find it more easily.  

We invite you to discover 12 short films produced by the Wapikoni and directed by First Nations, Métis and Inuit filmmakers from across Canada, who share their vision and that of their communities on a variety of topics and issues.

Topics addressed:

  • Terminology
  • Map of Indigenous peoples in Canada
  • Historical context
  • Worldview
  • Land and the environment
  • The right to equality
  • Improved coexistence 
This guide contains:
  • Personalized content introducing various notions, topics and issues
  • A selection of 12 short films made by young Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada who share their vision and that of their communities
  • Every film sheet includes:
    - information about the film
    - information about the filmmaker’s Nation, including a map identifying the filmmaker’s ancestral lands and community
    - activities, discussion topics, and additional information about the themes explored in the film. 

A training workshop dedicated to teachers is offered to deepen the themes covered and give access to the 12 film sheets.

For any questions and further information (training workshop, prices, etc.) please contact: guide.info@wapikoni.ca