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Entry #8: First Nations Representation in the Media

OISE. (2017, April 11). First Nation Representations in the Media. Retrieved October 13, 2017, from http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/deepeningknowledge/Teacher_Resources/First_Nations_Representation_in_the_Media/index.html

This resource page from the University of Toronto provides links to books, films and videos, podcasts, and websites that center around representations of First Nations people in the media. Having the variety of resource types is important, as the information can appeal to a broader audience and present the ideas in multiple ways. The linked resources come from the voices of both Indigenous peoples such as Wab Kinew or Frank Waln and from organizations such as the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and are contemporarily relevant. Similar to the course resource of Mary Simon’s interview, many of these resources provide readers and viewers with an opportunity to understand representation from an Indigenous perspective and to broaden their understanding of historical and current storytelling in the media.

Module 2, Post 2 – Native Representations

Native Representations

This is a really great website that looks at representations of First Nations. It looks at a variety of political and pop culture representations with thoughtful critiques. For example there is an article about the new addition to the Harry Potter world as it is set in the US where the author sets out her concerns about how the indigenous population might be represented.


It is a very interesting website to read, but I think it could be a good resource for the classroom as well because it deals with some pop culture representations.

This is a collection of links from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto that deals with the representation of First Nations in the media.