Lesson Plan: Lubicon Lake Nation

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Materials:
1. John Goddard, The Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991),
Chapters 1-4.
2. Amnesty International Video titled “Our Land, My People”

Length: (70 minutes = 1 hour and 15 minutes)

Objective of Lesson:
This lesson introduces students to the Lubicon Lake Nation and enables students to understand the contemporary impact that historically racialized and colonial policies have had on Aboriginal peoples in Canada by looking at the Lubicon as one example. They will examine the history of the Lubicon Lake Nation and situate it within colonial practices of expansion and assertion of sovereignty. They will be able to draw parallels between legal and political methods used in the past and the present to establish Canadian (federal/provincial) control over Aboriginal peoples and First Nations. They will consider the environmental and social impacts of provincial and federal economic actions on Aboriginal peoples and their ways of life.

Source: Lubicon First Nation

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