Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams
Catalogue Number: FNC006
Producer: First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Producers: Strong, Amanda
Directors: Strong, Amanda
Producing Agencies: Winnipeg Film Group
Subject: Animation, Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Criminal Justice & Law, First Nations Studies, Guidance, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Language Arts, Social Issues, Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2022
Running Time: 22:30
This stop-motion animation of the book by the same name was adapted for screen by Michif animator Amanda Strong and Cindy Blackstock.
Spirit Bear is off on another adventure! Follow him as he learns about traditional knowledge and Residential Schools from Uncle Huckleberry and his friend, Lak'insxw, before heading to Algonquin territory, where children teach him about Shannen's Dream. Spirit Bear and his new friends won't stop until Shannen's Dream of "safe and comfy schools" comes true for every First Nations student. (From First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada)
Based on a True Story.
Cindy Blackstock Canadian-born Gitxsan activist for child welfare and executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. She is also a professor at McGill University.
Amanda Strong is a Michif Indigenous filmmaker, media artist and stop-motion director based out of the unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams E-Book
- Spirit Bear: pêcher le savoir, attraper des rêves - E-Book
- Learning Guide
- Shannen’s Dream – Print Explainer Guide
- Guide d'apprentissage
- Spirit Bear's Guide to Reconciliation Activity Book
- Spirit Bear Guide de réconciliation Livre d'activité
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