Fact Quiz - Indigenous History in Canada


Learning Action: Indigenous History in Canada Fact Quiz 

Please continue to refer to the following sections: Our PhilosophyLearning Actions, and Facilitator Principles
 

Framing the Learning Action  

The purpose of this Learning Action is to introduce participants to Indigenous history in Canada as well as to assist them in identifying knowledge gaps they may have with respect to this topic. This activity can be done pre-session, post-session, or during the session.    

Logistics - Things to Consider 

Minimum Time Required: 45 minutes
Number of Participants Required: N/A
Age Level: 10 years - adult
Suggested Material: Handout - Indigenous History in Canada

How the Facilitator Can Participate

In addition to the information provided in the Role of the Facilitator, the facilitator's role is to provide individuals with the fact quiz questions. The questions can be provided online or as a hard copy document.  

  • It is useful for the facilitator to acknowledge that the fact quiz is not easy to complete.

  • The facilitator should also complete the fact quiz themselves prior to the session. During debrief, the facilitator can express difficulties he or she faced while completing the fact quiz especially in regards to knowledge gaps.

How Participants Contribute to the Group's Learning

By sharing answers and identifying how their answers were obtained, participants will assist others in answering any unanswered questions but will also illustrate how they address their knowledge gaps (Internet searches, books, asking friends and family etc.).     

Facilitating this Learning Action

  1. Provide participants with the Fact Quiz (online or as a hardcopy)

  2. Allow individuals time to answer the questions. Encourage collaboration and Internet searches.

Discussion/Debriefing

  • Invite participants to share their answers for each question; this includes identifying where and how they obtained their answers. It is also important to consider that although information may be readily available, especially with online sources, it is not necessarily truthful. Click here to learn more about Critical Media Literacy; Scroll to the bottom of the webpage to see a useful video by Dr. Catherine Burwell.

  • Ask participants what they learned through the Fact Quiz. It is appropriate for the facilitator to share what they learned as well. In addition to learning about Indigenous history in Canada, the participants will have learned valuable research skills that will further aid in identifying and addressing one's own knowledge gaps.

Resources

Aboriginal History: "Did You Know?" series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.
Canadian Geographic. “First Peoples - Treaties.” The Canadian Atlas Online.
Government of Canada. “Frequently Asked Questions about Aboriginal Peoples.” Feb 2002.
Henderson, William B. “Indian Act.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Feb 2006. Last edited Nov 2017.
Heritage Community Foundation. “Aboriginal Veterans.” Alberta Online Encyclopedia.
Heritage Community Foundation. “Timeline.” Alberta Online Encyclopedia.
Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. “21 Things You May Not Have Known About the Indian Act.” June 2015.
Joseph, Bob. “Dispelling Common Myths About Indigenous Peoples: 9 Myths & Realities.” Indigenous Corporate
Joseph, Bob. “Indigenous Peoples: A Guide to Terminology.” Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
Legacy of Hope Foundation. Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools.
Stats Canada. “The Aboriginal Population in Canada, 2016 Census of Population.” Oct 2017.
Tesar, Alex. “Treaty 7.” The Canadian Encyclopedia. Aug 2016.
The UN. United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).