Submitted by Mme. Koch.
Recently made by a Metis filmmaker named Matt LeMay, this dvd is well done. It goes into the Royal Proclamation, the Indian Act, the treaties, Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop, and more, talking about the First Peoples' connection to the land, and the Metis.
It is a good overview of the effects of colonization and gives enough detail to understand the meaning and potential importance of each these events without being too long. At 17 minutes, it is a perfect follow up to the Blanket Exercise.
Actually, it could be a segue into a lesson on propaganda as it shows promotional footage of Residential Schools that other Canadians were shown: aboriginal students playing hockey and learning about Valentine's Day--a stark contrast to what actually happened there.
I have shown my students The Metis in Canada as well, but I didn’t find it as informative. I try to limit English content in my French Immersion classes but occasionally I make an exception if there is something short, which supplements our discussions, reading and class activities.