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8th Fire – It's Time (Episode 2) Critical Thinking Challenges 1. Think about historical events that have impacted your family or people of your ethnic group. Why is it important to learn about historical contexts? 2. What is colonization, and how has colonization impacted Canada? Viewing Questions 1. In this episode, we meet Howie Miller and his family. What experience did Miller have while growing up? How has this impacted his identity as an Aboriginal man? What does he do today? Why is this significant? 2. Howie Miller’s son, Tyson Houseman, wants to be a role model for Aboriginal youth. Why does he want this, and how is he achieving this goal? How has he explored his own Aboriginal identity? 3. In approximately two minutes, Wab Kinew takes us on a walk through colonial history, exploring the events relevant to the relationship between Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals. Describe this walk through history. What are the major events? What historical documents are particularly significant?

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