Literacy Video Series

In the Empowering the Spirit video series, literacy is explored through storytelling as a way of sharing culture and values, understanding ourselves and others, and as an important form for expressing personal voice and connecting to others.

Literacy and Numeracy for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students

Deepen your understanding of the importance of literacy and numeracy for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. This motivational video highlights key messages from the Empowering the Spirit Forum in which 300 people came together to share their stories and knowledge about the power of literacy and numeracy learning.

Length: 3 minutes 52 seconds

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The Importance of Storytelling

Learn how storytelling, a traditional way of sharing the culture and values of a community, remains a valuable teaching tool for today.

Length: 6 minutes 5 seconds

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Storytelling: Understanding Who We Are

Tap into the power of stories to engage students and help them better understand themselves and the human condition. This video explores the central role that stories hold in First Nations, Métis and Inuit world views, and how stories reflect our universal experience.

Length: 6 minutes 21 seconds

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Storytelling: Its Many Forms

Learn how the different forms of storytelling give students channels for expressing their voice and connecting to culture. This video features First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists, educators and scholars sharing their perspectives of how the tradition of storytelling permeates their cultures and world views.

Length: 5 minutes 11 seconds

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