The Paths of Nations began after the krispii team was given an opportunity to participate in the launch of Gord Downie’s Secret Path Project. While there’s much more to come with respect to the Paths of Nations, we decided at the outset to release a free-to-use project for educators across Canada.

For the time being, you can access Paths of Nations projects using the links on this page. You will be able to use krispii’s Theatre Mode for viewing these projects in a whole-class setting, giving you the opportunity to explore, discuss and challenge your students with the content.

The projects on this page are free to use. You will be asked to provide an email address and to create a password (or simply use your Google account) in order to activate your access to them. Aside from the activation message to confirm your address and a short welcome message you will not be added to any mailing list and/or receive any communication from us without your consent.

Your Voice, Your Story

This project was launched at the beginning of December 2017 as the first of a series of projects under the Paths of Nations as part of our commitment to participate in this nations-wide exploration and discussion of our past, present and future.

Your Voice, Your Story Story is an opportunity to discuss and explore Canadian history regarding Residential and Indian Day schools.

This project is based on a collection of pieces that present different voices and different stories. Stories of being in Residential or Indian day Schools and stories of growing up bearing the legacy of such institutions.

Included are Kent Monkman’s short film from the National Film Board of Canada “Sisters and Brothers”, Jodie Barnaby’s article “The Residential and Indian day school experience” as well as Mia and Mina’s powerful interview and slam poetry “Overlooked”.

This project is intended as a first step toward addressing the Calls to Action that were established by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is available, at no charge, for use in classrooms across the country. We hope that teachers will move forward with what we are calling “Reconcili-action”.

It’s time.

Perspectives in History

This project introduces students to two fictitious characters who present two different perspectives on North American history from the early 1500’s to the mid-1600’s. Gesig, a young Mi’kmaq woman, shares her perspective of life before and immediately after first contact with Europeans. André, a French explorer, tells how he arrived in 1600 and was there to help establish the first trading post at Tadoussac.