Downie Wenjack Bnr

Secret Path Week

Again this year, Docs For Schools will be part of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Schools Secret Path Week.

We are proud to be part of this national initiative that engages, empowers and connects students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action.

Three documentaries are available free to teachers; one or all may be selected. Secret Path Week is October 17 to 22, however films will be available during two separate time slots: October 13 to 23 or October 19 to 30.

As a teacher, you select the period you would like to have the film(s) available to show, and a link and password will be emailed to you for that period. You do not need to be a Legacy School to book.

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Questions? Contact Lesley Sparks at [email protected] or Elspeth Arbow at [email protected].


The Films

Rumble The Indians Who Rocked The World 1

RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

  • Canada
  • 102
  • Highschool Only; Includes captions
    Directors:
  • Catherine Bainbridge
  • Alfonso Maiorana

Teachers: Please preview. Although in context, contains some swearing.

    Subjects:
  • Arts
  • Music
  • English
  • Native Studies

More than the Who, the Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley, it was Link Wray’s distorted guitar that forever changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. His 1958 track “Rumble” was described by Bob Dylan as “the best instrumental ever”yet it was banned by many American radio stations. As a Native American, Wray’s music posed a threat to the establishment, as did the blues, jazz and pop of so many other Indigenous musicians over the years. Artists like Charlie Patton, Mildred Bailey and Jimi Hendrix couldn’t be open about their native identities as attempts to erase Indigenous cultures persisted across the continent. Blending audio archives, concert footage and interviews with industry icons Robbie Robertson, Buffy St. Marie, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) and many others, this Sundance award-winner is an unforgettable and political exploration of a musical history that was silenced for too long.

Film website


Standing Rock Part1

STANDING ROCK PT. 1: SACRED WATER

  • USA
  • 44
    Director:
  • Michelle Latimer

Recommended for high school

    Subjects:
  • Languages
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Equity, Diversity & Social Justice
  • History
  • Native Studies
  • Politics
  • Social Sciences

The people of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation of North and South Dakota fight to stop a pipeline from being built on their ancestral homeland.

Standing Rock Part2

STANDING ROCK PT. 2: RED POWER

  • USA
  • 44
    Director:
  • Michelle Latimer

Recommended for high school

    Subjects:
  • Languages
  • Social Studies
  • English
  • Equity, Diversity & Social Justice
  • History
  • Native Studies
  • Politics
  • Social Sciences

Over 5,000 Red Power warriors have descended on Standing Rock camp to stand in solidarity and protect tribal burial sites from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Additional support is provided by Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, Donner Canadian Foundation, Pitblado Family Foundation, Flavelle Family Foundation, The McLean Foundation, OTIP, and through contributions by individual donors.

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