60 Second Storytelling : Reflections on Canada's Heritage Minutes

Posted on Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Viola Desmond, Chanie Wenjack, Les Falcons de Winnipeg - Heritage Minutes

Do you have a favourite Heritage Minute or enjoy Canadian history?

The Heritage Minutes are a collection of bilingual Canadian 60-second short films, each depicting a significant person, event, or story in Canadian history. First released in 1991, they have been shown on television, in cinemas, and online, and have become a part of Canadian culture.

At 10:00 a.m. on January 30th, a panel of experts will give their take on the Heritage Minutes, exploring the themes of indigenous history, race and civil rights, and military history. For each theme, select Minutes will be screened and a panellist will share their insight and perspective on the subject. Following this introductory presentation, we will open up the room for discussion and questions with the panellists. We'll also be welcoming two individuals who are on a mission to visit all 87 locations of the Heritage Minutes. Come hear about their travels and what the Heritage Minutes mean to them.

Join us and our panellists for an engaging discussion of Canadian heritage through the lens of the Heritage Minutes! Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Karl-Xavier Thomas, Manager, Government Archives Division, Library and Archives Canada

Anna Shah Hoque, PhD student, School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Carleton University
Boulou Ebanda de B'béri, Full Professor, Department of Communication, University of Ottawa
Serge Durflinger, Full Professor, Department of History, University of Ottawa

Special guests:
Rebecca Bartlett and Jim Ellwood<http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/heritage-minutes-ottawa-couple-1.4188785>, travelling across Canada to visit sites related to the Minutes

To register, visit: http://bit.ly/storytelling-60-secondes

[Videos provided by Historica Canada]

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