Readers will want to return to this resource from the 06-08-2018 Scout Report to browse the recent film selections added since the site was last featured.
The National Film Board (NFB) of Canada recently released Indigenous Cinema, an online collection of films directed by indigenous Canadian filmmakers. Indigenous Cinema currently contains over 200 films, which visitors can browse by year (as of this write-up, the collection features films made between 1968 and 2020), director, or by subject (including education, nature and ecological knowledge, and indigenous language). This collection includes animated shorts, feature-length documentaries, and a wide variety of short films. Some of these short films are part of Vistas, a 2009 series of 13 short films sponsored by NFB and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Students and educators may also want to navigate to the education tab, which highlights cinematic works by indigenous filmmakers and includes an array of classroom-friendly materials. Visitors have the option to select highlighted works toward the top of the page, but scrolling down will uncover a large number of teacher resources. Available items include playlists, webinars, lesson plans, and interactive productions and apps.