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13. Different Choices for a Different Generation

Country Available: Canada, USA

We are living in drastically different times than one generation ago. This is a different generation of youth who face different challenges than those of their parents. More and more young people are choosing to leave the old way of life behind. The rapid change in lifestyle over only a few generations has created a nation-wide identity crisis for Aboriginal youth today. Many young people grow up disconnected from their culture, and many begin a journey of discovering their roots late in life. For some this is a purposeful quest, for others, discovering your identity as an Aboriginal person happens all by itself.

This episode of Venturing Forth will focus on two young people who are discovering their roots through very different avenues. Viewers are introduced to a young woman, an adoptee who is coming to know her birth family and her identity as an Ojibway woman as she receives her spirit name, and a young man who is learning about his culture through his endeavors as a comic book creator.

Locations: Ottawa, Ontario and Listuguj, Quebec

View a printer friendly version of this page...Copyright Date: 2004 Length: 25 minutes Library Audience:
  • General Interest
  • School Audience:
  • Grades 6 - 12
  • Post-Secondary Education
  • Subjects:
  • Aboriginal Studies
  • Business and Marketing
  • Canadian History
  • Formats Available:
  • DVD
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