Learn about the Catholic and Anglican churches' role in propagating residential schools throughout Canada.
The story of rescuer Chiune Sugihara in Kaunas, Lithuania. Courtesy of Michael King Productions, LLC
The story of the rescuer Georg Duckwitz, a German diplomat in Copenhagen, Denmark. Courtesy of Michael King Productions, LLC
The story of the rescuer Raoul Wallenberg in Budapest, Hungary.
This documentary traces the life of Leilani Muir, the first person to file a lawsuit against the Alberta government for wrongful sterilization, and provides background on the history of eugenics in the early 1900s.
Anthropologists argue that all societies educate, train, or mentor their sons and daughters. While many do not have formal schools, they can, nevertheless, have an education system that helps younger generations socialize into the norms and expectations of their parents by learning the language, skills, and values needed to become productive members of society. Indigenous societies were no different. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people had traditions, histories, and teaching systems that reflected their experience and directed their lives. The idea that Western culture was superior and that the Indigenous Peoples needed to be Christianized and civilized came from the biases of Europeans and their unwillingness to appreciate the complex, largely unwritten teaching processes inside indigenous communities.
This trailer from "Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness" features writings and humorous reflections of Sholem Aleichem and his life.