Professional Development Video Portal

Watch the following content from the playlist below. These videos will delve deeper into unit topics such as Treaties, Colonial Policies and testimonies from residential school survivors. It also includes videos created for you as educators. For videos that require a password please type: cedar.

Full Lenght version - 3rd World Canada

In the ‘4 Seasons of Reconcilation’ unit, your students will view in class the 30-minute version of the documentary film, 3rd World CanadaThis shorter length version of the film provides more classroom discussion time, which educators indicated was necessary after the showing the film. This modified version no longer includes sensitive scenes  depicting the impact of suicide on the group of siblings in the film. As an adult, we recommend that you view the full-lenght version of the film to gain a deeper understanding of the inter-generational trauma of Residential Schools. 

Sensisitivity Viewer Warning: This full-lenght version depicts senstitive scenes of the impact of suicide on children. If this is a sensitive theme for you, please tap into your circle of support or mental health services accessible in your area after viewing this film. We may also reccomend that you opt instead to watch the shorter (and less sensitive) version of the film found in the student portal (30:00 min. version).

Both versions help us learn about the ‘truth’ before embarking on the topic of reconciliation.

Expand Your Knowledge

Below please find bonus learning materials and professional development links to assist you in learning more about themes and concepts related to truth and reconciliation and the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation unit. We recognize that at this junction in Canadian history, students and teachers are learning side by side, as this is new learning for everyone. We encourage you to proceed at your own pace since the 4 Seasons of Reconciliation unit is ready for you to teach immediately. 

Within your immediate environment you can also connect to the Native Studies teacher in your school and to your school board Indigenous Lead. 


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Residential Schools

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Youth & Reconciliation

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Supplementary Education Resources

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Learning from Indigenous Voices