City Food: Coyote's Crazy Smart Science Show (Season 2, Ep. 10)
Catalogue Number: AS0024
Producer: Animiki See Distribution Inc.
Subject: Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Environmental Studies, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Science, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2020
Running Time: 22:00
As Indigenous people we have our own medicines and foods. Science Questers investigate how to sustain that connection of culture and food in a busy urban environment. Kai makes quick and easy healthy fruit leather.
COYOTE'S CRAZY SMART SCIENCE SHOW (Coyote Science) is a visually stunning, award-winning adventures-in-science series designed for elementary students. Drawing on wisdom from pioneers in Indigenous education, including Dr. Leroy Little Bear, Amethyst First Rider, and Dr. Lorna Williams, Coyote Science bridges the worlds of Indigenous and Western science, teaching kids scientific concepts through discussions with Indigenous scientists, storytelling, animation, music, and experiments.
BIO: Created by Loretta Todd, a Métis–Cree filmmaker who was one of the first Indigenous women to pursue film studies at Simon Fraser University in BC. Loretta is an amateur science geek who always wanted to inspire Indigenous children and youth to learn more about science, especially Indigenous science. Using her creative skills as a creative, L. S. Todd is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker known for powerful, visual storytelling and cultural leadership.
As Indigenous Scientists, we learn from our surroundings and eco- systems and how as Indigenous people we have our own medicines and foods. Science Questers meet T'uy't'tanat Cease Wyss who grows traditional foods in a busy urban environment. She teaches how all that comes from the land is scared and how different plants serve many purposes. Elder Ḵáawan Sangáa Woody Morrison shares knowledge about Cedar, the Tree of Life. Haida Weaver Giihlgiigaa Todd DeVries shows ways we can make use of cedar, including baskets, hats and even clothes! Kai makes quick and easy healthy fruit leather. Commander John Herrington acknowledges Indigenous people who are restoring traditional ecosystems and plants.
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