This film was produced by the Green Interview and is about the human right to a healthy environment and Mother Nature’s right to be respected and protected. This film vividly portrays remarkable legal battles in nations around the world: dramas in the courts and on the land. In Argentina, the Netherlands, Ecuador, the Philippines and elsewhere, devoted citizens and courageous lawyers take on national governments and international corporations – and win. The film, narrated by Silver Donald Cameron, is a telling of these dramatic stories of citizens, activists and Natives who are claiming Green rights – arguably among humanity’s most powerful tools for protecting and repairing the natural world – and fighting vigorously for their recognition
This episode of The Green Interview features Edmund Metatawabin, a Cree leader and author who has radical lessons for anyone trying to quit an oppressive, wage-based way of life, and for an industrial society that is struggling to become sustainable. This Green Interview covers an enormous range of subjects, providing alternative views of work, the economy, the nature of community, land ownership, and a community's long-term values and its sense of time. Metatawabin also gives a candid and horrifying account of his time in residential school, where he and so many others experienced cruelty and life-altering abuse.
This program is geared to students just starting out in sociology and sets out to make the subject more accessible by illustrating what's meant by a sociological problem, culture, socialization and identity. It looks at how societies not only shape how we behave but also how we see the world and takes apart the age old accusation that sociology is just ‘common sense.’
Famous for its natural beauty, Canada is underappreciated for its vibrant multiculturalism and racial diversity. This program journeys to Quebec and British Columbia to study social, economic, and cultural issues in those provinces. Conversations with local residents—including bilingual students in Montreal and three generations of Japanese fishermen in Vancouver—highlight the complexities and the rewards of the Canadian experience. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide—including geographical background information, extension activities, vocabulary handouts, and more—is available online.
In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Native American religions with Suzan Shown Harjo, executive director of The Morning Star Institute in Washington, D.C. Topics of discussion include the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978; some common aspects of the approximately 300 remaining Native American religions being practiced in the U.S. today; the concepts of a supreme being and associated sacred beings as they exist in Native American culture; the prophecies of the Cheyenne prophet Sweet Medicine and the historical impact of North America’s settlers on the land’s indigenous peoples; and the pressing need for all Americans, non-native and native alike, to create a better future together.
Traditional, single-parent, blended, extended: there are many ways to define a family. This video examines different types of families and the roles they play in the physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and moral development of their members. Additional topics include stresses on the family structure and the “changing seasons” of the family cycle. Viewable/printable educational resources are available online.
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