Topic #5 -Heroes

CONTEMPORARY CONTRIBUTIONS BY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

They can be First Nations, Métis and Inuit.

For your presentation select from:

  •  Indigenous People who have had a positive impact in Canada or in their own communities.
  • Choose one hero OR a few heroes to highlight in your group project. You can choose heroes in the past or in the present
  •  Do monuments and sculptures in Canada celebrate Indigenous contributors and heroes or are they predominantly absent from mainstream society?
  • There are also indigenous heroes in the spiritual realm  such as Elder William Commanda, etc.

Below are only a few examples to get you started on your research. You can include them or find different examples and sources.

Choose One:

this List of honourees who were recognized for their indigenous work and leadership by Gov. Gen. David Johnston is a great place to start: view here.

this List of honourees who were recognized for their indigenous work and leadership by Gov. Gen. David Johnston is a great place to start: view here.

Shannen koostachin: this 15 year old hero received the international children's peace prize  for her fight for a school in her remote reserve, attawapiskat. 

Shannen koostachin: this 15 year old hero received the international children's peace prize  for her fight for a school in her remote reserve, attawapiskat. 

Peter Mansbridge One on One: Cindy Blackstock, one of Canada's leading Aboriginal voices and a passionate advocate for repairing the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians.

Take a look at the list of top ten indigenous heroes which include elijah Harper (above), Alanis Obomsawin and more: Read here.

Take a look at the list of top ten indigenous heroes which include elijah Harper (above), Alanis Obomsawin and more: Read here.