(2014, 21 min, Documentary)

This film examines the complex issue of self-identification for Indigenous people. Today, Indigenous identity remains inextricably linked with past government legislation and continued stereotyping of Indigenous people in the media and Canadian history. From a Métis farm in rural Alberta to the offices of Canada’s leading scholars, Understanding Aboriginal Identity explores the complex factors that shape who we are and how we understand our Indigeneity.


Target audience: Indigenous youth (12-18 years) and adults (18+ years), service providers and educators working with Indigenous communities.