Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of  the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In June 2015, it released a report that included 94 Calls to Action – instructions to guide governments, communities and faith groups down the road to reconciliation. CBC’s Beyond 94 monitors the progress of that journey.

cbc.ca/beyond94 is an immersive website on the commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Created by the CBC Indigenous Unit, it allows students to track outcomes on the Calls to Action, learn more about the residential school(s) that operated near their communities (explore the interactive map) and discover concrete examples of how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians can work together. The project is a living resource as new documentaries, residential school survivor stories, ideas and community-based action around reconciliation are added.

A curated selection of this content, as well as other videos on the theme of reconciliation, are featured in this collection – along with the Beyond 94 teacher guide.

  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • 22 Titles

Included in this collection

CBC News #Beyond94 – Aging out: First Nations youth on life after foster care New

Meet a young Manitoba man who's just aged out of foster care. For Troy Bird, turning 18 wasn't nearly as happy an occasion as it is for most young adults. For him, it was terrifying. He was one of the estimated 11,000 children and youth in the care of the Manitoba child welfare system, close to 90 per cent of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:08:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Canada's cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples New

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spoke to thousands of survivors and found that what took place in residential schools in Canada amounted to the cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples. So what changes have been made since then?
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – From residential school to one of Manitoba's first Indigenous nurses New

Ann Callahan began residential school in the 1930s at age four. Despite facing challenges she pursued higher education, becoming one of the first Indigenous nurses in Manitoba.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Inside the Pathways program at Bowden Institution New

Every day is predictable at Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison near Red Deer, Alta, where routines are highly regimented. But things are different on the Pathways unit at Bowden. It's a program designed by Correctional Services Canada for Indigenous offenders who are serious about pursuing their healing journey, aimed at reducing Indigenous overrepresentation in Canada's prison system.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Visit this Mi'kmaq immersion school in Nova Scotia New

Eskasoni, Nova Scotia is taking steps to preserve its Indigenous language among the next generation.
  • 2018
  • 00:10:50
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Waiting on Ottawa's promises in Attawapiskat New

In the midst of a suicide crisis in 2016, Ottawa promised a youth centre. Two years later, the community is still waiting.
  • 2018
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Why language is vital for this Inuk residential school survivor New

Inuk residential school survivor Jack Anawak once fired back at a fellow MP who criticized his speaking Inuktitut in the House of Commons.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

Power & Politics 'Next step' on the road to reconciliation?

Hayden King, professor of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, weighs in on Prime Minister Trudeau's decision to split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada into two separate ministries, some 20 years after the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) recommended such a division.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017