Stat Map

if it were my home!!

Lakota TED Talk

Ethnocide and cultural diversity TED Talk

1. What is Culture?

Culture is a learned way of living shared by a group of people.

Culture Introduction Video

National Geographic Culture Videos

2. The elements of culture are:
  • money
  • tradition
  • ceremonies
  • sports
  • food
  • housing
  • architecture
  • language
  • festivals
  • education
  • clothing
  • religion
  • economy
  • government
  • technology
  • music
  • instruments
  • animals
  • art
  • dance
  • families
  • transportation
  • people's names and their origins
  • laws

National Geographic Culture Videos

3. Comparing cultures (Canada - Haiti)
  • Canada - The Europeans decimated the First Nations population through disease and depletion of resources
  • Haiti - The French killed the native Haitian population

  • Canada - First Nations lived quite well before the Europeans arrived
  • Haiti - Native Haitians lived quite well before the French arrived

  • Canada - The Canadian Government developed the land for their own purposes
  • Haiti - The French exploited the land's resources for their own gain

  • Canada - Through over trading, the Europeans pushed First Nations people into poverty
  • Haiti - The French forced Haitians to pay large fee for their "lost property" when Haitians gained their freedom through war

4. Residential Schools

Residential School - Capturing Survivor Stories

Canadian Residential School Propaganda Video 1955
  • Dates : 1840's - 1996
  • Who ran them: Church groups funded by the Canadian Government
  • Why: First Nations people asked to be educated
  • Why: The Europeans wanted to "civilize the Indians" and change their culture to European culture
  • Number of Schools: 130 schools
  • Number of Students: 150,000 students

5. Government of Canada's apology- Stephen Harper
  • Date: June 11, 2008
  • Who: Stephen Harper and the Canadian Government
  • Why: For all the terrible things that happened at the schools

6. Pyramid of hatred (jokes to genocide)

Pyramid of Hate

7. Why is culture important

8. stereotype- judging a group of people based on a few people

9. Canada's official bilingualism policy

a) What is Canada's official bilingualism policy?
b) What is the history of this policy?
c) Who lives in Canada? Culture Demography -
d) Immigrants from what countries?
e) Linguistic demographics? Canada?
The World?
f) What is the world's business language?