Kinàmàgawin: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom is a documentary film that examines the difficulties experienced when discussing Indigenous related issues in post-secondary classrooms at Carleton University. Twenty-one Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, instructors, faculty, and professional services staff across various disciplines reflect upon their most memorable classroom moments when Indigenous issues were discussed. Oftentimes, those discussions became uncomfortable and upsetting, resulting in a classroom climate that was alienating.

Kinàmàgawin provides a space for the university community to voice their experiences and share their stories, and creates greater awareness of the challenges faced at the classroom level. Additionally, it is a useful teaching and training tool to engage universities in a dialogue that moves toward improving these situations. The film confirms the resilience and strength of the Indigenous community at Carleton, and showcases local Indigenous talent with a soundtrack by A Tribe Called Red.

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