Breaking Down Stereotypes

I’ve found some interesting examples of stereotypes in media and how these can affect Aboriginal youth and Elders today. One video is Canadian and two are Australian. The first video is of Native actor from Winnipeg, Adam Beach and his story. In contrast, the second two are about teaching people/youth about Aboriginals in Australia and the racist, stereotypes they face and how crime has come to play a role. These two videos describe how issues from after the colonization of Australia are vivid today and how youth and Elders alike are affected. They are described in a way that students would listen, learn and perhaps relate. The video is produced using child-like animations which help the youth target audience relate to what they understand of Aboriginal peoples in Australia. These videos were a unique find that will be a great addition to my resources for future work.

Breaking Down Stereotypes: the Adam Beach story
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oA4aYPlBVA[/youtube]

How to Identify Causes and Prevent Aboriginal Youth from Crime (Part 1)
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkF0debKmlM[/youtube]

How to Identify Causes and Prevent Aboriginal Youth from Crime (Part 2)
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htv4U0F2zOQ&feature=related[/youtube]

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