February 12, 2010

Host First Nations welcome guests

Comment:  The first video is an excellent example of how to show the richness and diversity of today's Native people. Check it out.

In Seeing Indians Is Believing, I said even a good movie isn't enough to educate people about Indians. This is about as close as a movie can come to representing the idea that Indians are alive and thriving.

It's fun and catchy, so it's easy to watch. And at only 3:19, the message is short and to the point--therefore effective.

I'd be curious to show this video in a class and test its effectiveness. I bet it would compare favorably to textbooks, presentations, and other forms of classroom learning.

For more on the subject, see Native Participation in 2010 Olympics and Olympics to Benefit Host First Nations.

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