Monday, February 25, 2013

We Stand Together Fact #1

Hi Sheena,
The We Stand Together campaign starts today; thanks for joining us! We start things off with Daily Fact #1: Only half of Canadians claim any understanding of Aboriginal topics.

Click the image to watch the video, or click here to download
Share this fact to educate others, then join the discussion on Facebook or on Twitter (@FreeTheChildrenand @MAboriginalEdu) using #westandtogether. At the end of the campaign, create your own Daily Fact and share it with Free The Children and MAEI here.
Remember, there are also issues backgrounders, lesson plans and other great resources on the We Stand Together Resources webpage!

This vignette was filmed with Craig Kielburger, co-founder of Free The Children, and The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister and founder of the Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative (MAEI). Free The Children and MAEI work together to bring the We Stand Together campaign to schools and young people across Canada, encouraging them to learn about Aboriginal history, cultures and traditions.
Discussion Questions
1. Why did former Prime Minister Mr. Martin choose to work in the area of Aboriginal education? Why is it important?
2. Some survivors of the residential schools do not trust the current school system. What impact might this be having on their children and grandchildren now?
3. How does your school or community make everyone feel welcome, regardless of where their family comes from? How can your school or community do the same for Aboriginal Canadians?
4. What responsibility do we have to make sure that everyone has the same opportunities in education?

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