Entry #7: MediaSmarts

Mediasmarts. (2017). Common Portrayals of Aboriginal People. Retrieved October 12, 2017, from http://mediasmarts.ca/diversity-media/aboriginal-people/common-portrayals-aboriginal-people

This resource is intended to assist in the critical analysis of common portrayals of Aboriginal people in the media. With resources for parents and teachers, MediaSmarts aims to provide practical and user friendly tools to guide adults in helping youth navigate stereotypes and misconceptions. MediaSmarts contextualizes the issue before providing links to resources that can be used to address the challenge. Tipsheets, blog posts, and lesson plans are just a few of the resource types available to parents and teachers. This resource is useful for understanding how to explore issues such as misrepresentation with students in a way that recognizes the importance of critical thinking and the value of addressing the issues in a way that will allow people to move forward more progressively.

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