A new look at the effect of Europeans on Native Americans

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Introduction- Ideas are introduced, theme is revealed.
Act 1– The effects of Europeans on the Native’s trade

Act 2– The effects of Europeans on the Native’s lifestyle

Act 3– The effects of Europeans on the Native’s culture

Conclusion- Wrapped up main points and finalized.

-Avery, Liam, Raymond, Daniel

NOTE: “A whole new world” removed due to Disney copyright. Sorry about that.

The Great Identity Theft

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By Julie, Kim, Sam, Tiffany, and Lori

17th century Canada, bold and bountiful, awaits the exploration and exploitation of those nestled inside the Manifest Destiny.  Every valley, forest, and plain awaits a man with a gun in one hand and a bible in the other, ready to “civilize” his new found nation.

“To rid the world of red, and fill it with white”

Somewhere along the way, a people neither European nor Native formed: the Metis. The Metis balanced between two worlds. Like First Nations and Inuit, this nation possessed a distinct culture, with trappers and traders. Again, like First Nations and Inuit, the Metis endured years of oppression from the European settlers. But the theft of land, wealth, and family could not compare to the loss of a culture, spirit, and identity.

Join us as we follow the Metis’ infamous journey throughout the residential school system to uncover what was and still is The Great Identity Theft.
Act I: Lori and Tiffany introduce the early development of the Metis people and their culture.

  • Act II: Julie and Kim explain the conflict between the Metis people and the settlers, and the consequences of the actions the settlers had on the Metis children.This act includes stories of poor conditions and abuse at residential schools.  This act features Sam interviewing Mr. Jackson.

  • Act III: Julie and Kim discuss the long term effects the residential schools had on the indigenous people of Canada: First Nation, Inuit, and Metis. Identity.

Further Reading:

The Metis People of Canada

Residential Schools



-See further reading


http://www.youtube.com/user/Jojikiba?feature=watch (Sound Effects)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUebuT9j7U4 (Canadian Metis Anthem) 

The Perils and Joys of Immigration

Brought to you by stevencassidyjessica&jeanieeeee!

This post contains our radio show episode. That jingle you just heard by clicking on that first link was created on GarageBand by Cassidy, because it incorporated what she is doing for In-Depth this year.

Radio Show Links:

Part 1

Part 2

As of now, we are the only group in AM TALONS that took a huge risk by doing a live show! I was the sound person, supplying all the effects on my computer, and I didn’t have the hang of playing the sounds on time until after Steven’s dialogue. That was entirely my bad, but I got used to it quickly. – Cassidy

The reason why there are 2 separate recordings is because the cable connecting the microphone to the computer slid out of the microphone for about 10 seconds before it was put back in.

Show Notes

Hope you enjoyed listening!

Steven, Cassidy, Jessica, and Jeanie