Indigenous Youth

This collection takes a closer look at the hopes, experiences and challenges of Indigenous youth in Canada today. Among the topics examined are cultural identity, community engagement, education, the environment and relations with law enforcement.

  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • 27 Titles

Included in this collection

CBC News Saskatchewan "Got Land?": The Controversial T-shirt Slogan

It's a simple slogan that sparked a complicated conversation about First Nations land treaties in Saskatchewan, and a young student found herself in the middle. Thirteen-year-old Tenelle Start didn't realize the controversy her sweatshirt would create until she wore it to school. It reads "Got Land?" on the front, and "Thank an Indian" on the back. Tenelle Starr was asked ...
  • 2014
  • 00:02:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/14/2014

Metro Morning Aboriginal Education

Matt Galloway spoke with Martha Perry. She is the principal at St. Clement's School. The school has made it a priority to incorporate current aboriginal issues into their curriculum.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

The Art Show Aleena & Dezlin’s Rattle New

Aleena and Dezlin are from Six Nations Reserve. Their modern and traditional dancing demonstrates how art and dance can bridge cultures.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

CBC News Ottawa An Urban Aboriginal High School

This CBC News report from Waubgeshig Rice introduces an Ottawa school that is finding out that flexibility and culture are crucial to turning out graduates. Vanessa Snowboy is one of 35 students enrolled at Ottawa’s Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School, run out of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. She speaks Cree freely with other classmates who are also ...
  • 2013
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/14/2014

CBC Docs POV Bee Nation New

Bee Nation is a heart-warming and inspiring film set within the framework of the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. Visit Saskatchewan reserves to meet students, parents and teachers in the weeks leading up to the spelling bee. Go ice fishing on a school outing, revel in a dance at a powwow, see best friends study together and hover ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/26/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Bee Nation teacher guide

The Fifth Estate Cross Lake: "This Is Where I Live" New

Last winter, five young people killed themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. In the weeks that followed 140 more attempted suicide. Cross Lake declared a state of emergency. The Fifth Estate went to Cross Lake to find out why and spent nine months there, talking to people, filming – and giving young people their own cameras to tell ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

The Exchange Dene Hand Games

Dene people have been playing traditional hand games for centuries, but in some areas that means women and girls aren't allowed to compete.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

The Nature of Things Down to Earth

The program examines a number of outdoor education programs, such as Hood Ecologic, an inner-city environmental group that was started by four young students and Children of the Earth, the first native school in Canada to try to integrate traditional native teachings with academic course work. Children have much to teach us about maintaining a sense of wonder and respect ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013