Indigenous Realities in Canada Livestream

Our 2020-21 Anti-Racism Programme presented three interactive livestreams that used film to discuss inequality and racism in Canada.

This session focuses on Indigenous Realities in Canada, showcasing the award-winning documentary series Rise.

Join the show’s host, Sarain Fox, along with Ronnie Dean Harris, for an interactive, nationwide discussion with students across Canada.

Complete with lesson plans, students will have an opportunity to engage through our online platform in polls, Q&A, discussion boards, and more.

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About the Film

Rise: Red Power puts viewers on the ground with Standing Rock residents and allies as they defend water and land from the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Hosted by Anishinaabe artist and activist Sarain Fox, this episode chronicles how the long history of Indigenous-led resistance set the stage for this latest chapter that has galvanized international support for Indigenous and environmental rights.

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How Does It Work?
  1. REGISTER: Fill out our online registration form to access the livestream.
  2. WATCH THE FILM: Watch the films with your students via a DVD or streaming link provided by REEL CANADA.
  3. WATCH THE LIVESTREAM & PARTICIPATE: Watch a recording of the livestream, and use our interactive platform to participate in polls, discussion threads, and more.
What You Need to Know

entirely free of charge!

  • The discussion was live on Dec. 1, 2020, but you can still watch an interactive recording.
  • Includes lesson plans, sensitivity support resources, extension activities, and of course, access to the films.
  • Suitable for Grades 9 to 12, for in-class or remote learning.
  • Presented in English
The Guests
Sarain Fox

Host of Rise

Sarain Fox is Anishinaabe from Batchawana in north Ontario. She is a storyteller, dancer, choreographer, activist, brand ambassador, stylist, TV host and producer.

On screen, she has hosted Rise and Cut-off for Viceland and Future History for APTN. She has partnered with international brands such as Sephora, Canada Goose, Nike N7 and Manitobah Mukluks to increase Indigenous representation in the mainstream. As a dancer and choreographer, she has worked with musical artists such as Buffy Saint Marie and A Tribe Called Red.

Fox is active on social media, sharing stories of Indigenous resilience and building a platform to celebrate the creativity and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Ronnie Dean Harris


Ronnie Dean Harris, aka Ostwelve, is a Stō:lo/St’át’mc/Nlaka’pamux multimedia artist.

He is an internationally-recognized hip-hop performer and composer. He has brought his valuable insights on Indigenous culture to his varied media roles as an actor, producer, and podcast contributor. He has acted on the TV series Moccasin Flats, and is currently performing in the PBS series Molly of Denali.

An active media arts and hip-hop educator, Harris delivers workshops for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, facilitating dialogues between Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists and youth around the concept of reconciliation. As a researcher and activist, Harris has worked in the areas of Indigenous modes of knowledge, as well as food sovereignty and climate action.

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