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Walker ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB520065
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Penny Ritco, Wolf Koenig, Colin Neale
Directors:  Alanis Obomsawin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Early Childhood Education, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1991
Running Time:  13m 53s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Walker is a young Aboriginal foster child whose only playmate is his dog. Jamie is a lonely young white boy who is afraid of dogs, and has some strange ideas about Aboriginal people. Walker ignores the racist jeering and taunting of the bigger boys and reaches out to Jamie. Together, they find friendship and understanding. Walker challenges racist attitudes toward Aboriginal people, and shows how children from different backgrounds can form friendships. This film is part of the Playing Fair series. Educators are encouraged to preview the series before use and choose the dramas most age-appropriate for their students.

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