The Road to the Constitution
Catalogue Number: LM0027
Producer: LeMay Media
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Criminal Justice & Law, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2021
Running Time: 35:34
The Road to the Constitution: “We, the Métis Nation, are Otipemisiwak—the people who own ourselves. We have an inherent right to self-determination and self-government. For too long, Canada’s colonial policies denied this right. We were pushed to the margins in our own homeland. Now, by governing ourselves, we can determine our own future and build a strong Métis Nation based on Métis rights.”
Want to know more about Métis history and our culture of self-government? This video is a great resource from the Métis Nation of Alberta that explores the journey to having our self-government recognized in Alberta and Canada. Including interviews with Constitution Commissioners, this video is a great tool for understanding the fight to recognize Métis rights.
Filmmaker Bio: An award-winning Métis filmmaker, Matt LeMay is an innovator in the field of educational documentary film. He has channelled his passion for addressing social issues that impact First Nations and Métis communities into documentaries that showcase the power of Indigenous storytelling and the importance of protecting the natural environment.
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