I was searching for a list of films from the Planet in Focus film festival -- where our film was selected -- which examined the morning statement we hear every day.
|The 5 founding nations on what we know, currently, as Toronto|
Unfortunately, the 2017 film selections are not up, so I have found this to provide some visual context for understanding the significance of the statement:
A copy of the maps and area in question can be also seen here: http://oldtorontomaps.blogspot.ca/2013/01/1787-1805-toronto-purchase.html
Google maps and Google Earth launched a new feature that acknowledges Indigenous land: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/indigenous-communities-map-1.4169515
But it is not only about things from the past; the past informs the present. Today, the CBC has launched a great project profiling community builders in Ontario.
I will close this part of the entry with a reminder, as you walk today or the future.
Specific information on this year's event is here: http://www.davenportage.ca/home.html
By the way, I will be a teacher of History and Geography next year in my new role, at this wonderful school, as the Geography and History teacher.
I do not feel I have done the best job with honouring some of the commitments made in the Truth and Reconciliation document. So, I will model the idea of "YET" by making a commitment to exploring, in the 2017-2018 school year, to including more Indigenous perspectives and other marginalized perspectives to my school program.
|The ability to demonstrate a translation, reflection, and rotation was the key part of the assignment.|