English 11

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Here are helpful Links for the Indigenous Studies unit:

In addition to today’s handout, here is the clip we viewed about “The True story of Pocahontas” https://www.ancient-origins.net/history-famous-people/true-story-pocahontas-not-told-disney-002285

Thomas King: I’m Not the Indian You Had in Mind” (video of his poem):  https://vimeo.com/39451956

Story: blue-against-white Story

Short Story: borders-by-king

Poem: “I Lost my Talk” by Rita Joe: I Lost My Talk poem        

Obituary for Rita Joe:  https://www.novascotia.ca/abor/docs/news/Rita_Joes_Obituary[1].pdf

Discussion and analysis for Rita Joe’s Poem: http://www.mbteach.org/pdfs/pd/osd/OSD-RitaJoe.pdf

Articles to Read and links to view for Learning Logs etc.

Health conditions in Residential Schools

Inuit, Mary Carpenter’s Survivor story: https://www.canadashistory.ca/explore/first-nations-inuit-metis/lost-generations

Duncan Campbell Scott Indian Affairs

Information on the lasting effects of Residential schools and how trauma can affect many generations to come: Lasting Intergenerational Effects

Stephen Kakfwi video

Residential Schools Song by kakfwi

Dallas Yellowfly

dismantling the Indian Act,  

Indian Act information “21 Things You Didn’t know about the Indian Act”

UBC article on the Indian Act

The Truth and Reconciliation Committee (Wikipedia)

deaths in Residential School/trc info

Article about Aboriginal contributions to WWI /  Indigenous Vetrans /Aboriginal Snipers in WWI

Indigenous Cdn Sniper WWI

Forgotten Warriors Movie (51 min)

  • Children’s Literature & Other stories for Indigenous Studies Unit

Sometimes I Feel like a Fox

Reading of Shin Chi’s Canoe

reading for Shi-shi-etko

Not my Girl youtube link

When I was Eight Youtube clip

Stephen Kakfwi interview

Secret Path video

About the book “I am Not a Number”

“I am Not a Number” reading (see link below)

  • Other Units: Links/Videos/Audio/Texts:

Short Stories for study: Sound of the HollyhocksPainted Door textFiring SquadGentlemen Your VerdictThe Pedestrian,  Cask of the AmontilladoThe Fan Clubthe-fall-of-a-citythe-stolen-party

Video Links: Comic of The Stolen PartyComic of The PedestrianVideo of Cask of Amontillado

Audio Readings: Audio of The Fan Club , Audio of Cask of Amontillado

  • Sample Slam Poems

Touchscreen” by Marshall Davis Jones: http://bit.ly/2JPHnKD

“Resolution” by Shane Koyczan: http://bit.ly/2riUFHA

“Word Problem” by Mila Kuda: http://bit.ly/2KuVE0t

“Troll” by Shane Koyczan: http://bit.ly/2JIJrnx
“If I Should Have a Daughter” by Sarah Kay http://bit.ly/2w9ih7i

“Tamara’s Opus” by Joshua Bennet: http://bit.ly/2wpHSsZ

“OCD” by Neil Hilborn: http://bit.ly/2ru6Ul3

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