1491 CHANNEL – One year membership STUDENT RATE

$5.00

This is a one-year student membership to our 1491 Channel (available 24/7) on our dedicated streaming site on Vimeo. We will email you a password that will be good for one year from the day of your first log in.

The 1491 Channel is hosted on our Vimeo channel. This special priced membership is for students of any age (grade school and post-secondary). Members will have 24/7 access for one year to 8 X 45 minute episodes of 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus, two documentaries – Truth Dance & Reconciliation about the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and From Bella Coola to Berlin about the journey of nine Nuxalk men to Germany in 1885), and the Indigenous environmental series, Down2Earth, all created by 1491 director Barbara Todd Hager.

PLEASE NOTE: The documentaries on this channel are appropriate for all ages EXCEPT for the documentary Truth Dance and Reconciliation which has a references to abuse of Indigenous children in residential schools in Canada, and is best suited for students 14 and older.

The 1491 episodes include:

Episode 1 – Origins

Indigenous creation stories are explored in this episode, as well as theories of how and when Indigenous people first arrived in the Western Hemisphere including the Beringia land bridge, ocean arrival, DNA, population growth and tool technology.

Episode 2 – Environment

Significant changes to the natural environment made by Indigenous people are examined in this episode, including resource harvesting, agro-forestry, large scale farming, urban development, irrigation, controlled burning and deforestation.

Episode 3 – Agriculture

Maize appeared in Mexico 10,000 years ago, making it one of the earliest crops in the world to be cultivated by humans. In this episode, Indigenous foods are examined including maize, potatoes, camas, seals, whale, buffalo and salmon.

Episode 4 – Architecture

Indigenous people created iconic, innovative and diverse architectural styles. Pueblo apartment buildings, snow houses, big houses, tipis as well as the cities of Tenochtitlan, Caral and Tiwanaku are explored in this episode.

Episode 5 – Governance and Trade

Each Indigenous nation developed its own unique governance system to manage their citizens and expand their territories. Complex trade networks developed to satisfy political, social and economic goals. This episode looks at governance and trade among the Aztec, Haudenosaunee, Maya, Inka, Cahokia, Hopewell and Kwakwaka’wakw societies.

Episode 6 – Science and Technology

Indigenous people in the Americas were prolific inventors and innovators. They are credited with the first use of the number “0”, the development of multi-year calendars, the creation of complex writing systems and the use of brain surgery.

Episode 7 – Art

The artistic expressions of Indigenous peoples have survived to this day through the preservation of ancient cultural artifacts and sites and in works created by contemporary artists working in traditional styles. This episode explores metallurgy, pottery, rock art, basketry, masks and storytelling.

Episode 8 – Continuance

Contemporary Indigenous approaches to language preservation, the repatriation of ancestral remains and sacred objects, traditional knowledge and Indigenous archaeology are explored in the final episode of 1491.

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The 1491 Channel is hosted on our Vimeo channel. This special priced membership is for students of any age (grade school and post-secondary). Members will have 24/7 access for one year to 8 X 45 minute episodes of 1491: The Untold Story of the Americas Before Columbus, two documentaries – Truth Dance & Reconciliation about the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and From Bella Coola to Berlin about the journey of nine Nuxalk men to Germany in 1885), and the Indigenous environmental series, Down2Earth, all created by 1491 director Barbara Todd Hager.

PLEASE NOTE: The documentaries on this channel are appropriate for all ages EXCEPT for the documentary Truth Dance and Reconciliation which has a references to abuse of Indigenous children in residential schools in Canada, and is best suited for students 14 and older.

The 1491 episodes include:

Episode 1 – Origins

Indigenous creation stories are explored in this episode, as well as theories of how and when Indigenous people first arrived in the Western Hemisphere including the Beringia land bridge, ocean arrival, DNA, population growth and tool technology.

Episode 2 – Environment

Significant changes to the natural environment made by Indigenous people are examined in this episode, including resource harvesting, agro-forestry, large scale farming, urban development, irrigation, controlled burning and deforestation.

Episode 3 – Agriculture

Maize appeared in Mexico 10,000 years ago, making it one of the earliest crops in the world to be cultivated by humans. In this episode, Indigenous foods are examined including maize, potatoes, camas, seals, whale, buffalo and salmon.

Episode 4 – Architecture

Indigenous people created iconic, innovative and diverse architectural styles. Pueblo apartment buildings, snow houses, big houses, tipis as well as the cities of Tenochtitlan, Caral and Tiwanaku are explored in this episode.

Episode 5 – Governance and Trade

Each Indigenous nation developed its own unique governance system to manage their citizens and expand their territories. Complex trade networks developed to satisfy political, social and economic goals. This episode looks at governance and trade among the Aztec, Haudenosaunee, Maya, Inka, Cahokia, Hopewell and Kwakwaka’wakw societies.

Episode 6 – Science and Technology

Indigenous people in the Americas were prolific inventors and innovators. They are credited with the first use of the number “0”, the development of multi-year calendars, the creation of complex writing systems and the use of brain surgery.

Episode 7 – Art

The artistic expressions of Indigenous peoples have survived to this day through the preservation of ancient cultural artifacts and sites and in works created by contemporary artists working in traditional styles. This episode explores metallurgy, pottery, rock art, basketry, masks and storytelling.

Episode 8 – Continuance

Contemporary Indigenous approaches to language preservation, the repatriation of ancestral remains and sacred objects, traditional knowledge and Indigenous archaeology are explored in the final episode of 1491.

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