Fact Quiz - Indigenous People in Canada
Learning Action: Indigenous People in Canada Fact Quiz
Framing the Learning Action
The purpose of this Learning Action is to introduce participants to Indigenous peoples in Canada and 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 - Aboriginal People 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
Provide participants with the Fact Quiz (online or as a hardcopy)
Allow individuals time to answer the questions. Encourage collaboration and Internet searches.
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 peoples, the participants will have learned valuable research skills that will further aid in identifying and addressing one's own knowledge gaps.
Alain Noël & Florence Laroque. “Aboriginal Peoples and Poverty in Canada: Can Provincial Governments make a Difference?” Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the International Sociological Association’s Research Committee 19 (RC19), Montréal, August 20, 2009.
Assembly of First Nations (AFN).
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP).
Government of Canada. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada.
Government of Canada. “Frequently Asked Questions about Aboriginal Peoples.” Feb 2002.
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 Training Inc. 2016.
Joseph, Bob. “Indigenous Peoples: A Guide to Terminology.” Indigenous Corporate Training Inc.
Media Smarts. “Common Portrayals of Aboriginal People.”