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  • Obey

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Obey

    The word OBEY does not exist in Indigenous languages. Our ancestors lived by their own systems of governance that sought to maintain harmony among all living...

    Added on July 28, 2021

  • Bannock

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Bannock

    Flour, baking powder, a pinch of salt and a bit of water. Beloved and delicious, this traditional fry bread is a staple in Indigenous kitchens, but its colon...

    Added on July 28, 2021

  • Pocahontas

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Pocahontas

    How do you dismantle the colonial myth of POCAHONTAS? Disney's portrait of the Indian Princess has been indelibly pressed into young minds: she is naïve and ...

    Added on July 28, 2021

  • Savage

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Savage

    How did we go from 'noble savages' to 'dirty savages'? Over time, the meaning of the word has shifted from natural, free and pure to a derogatory word used t...

    Added on July 28, 2021

  • Indian Time

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Indian Time

    Running late? The importance of being on time is cultural, as are differences in priorities and perspectives. Together, we will decolonize INDIAN TIME and ex...

    Added on July 28, 2021

  • Family Names

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Family Names

    Where do the surnames O'Bomsawin, Mukash and Ikey come from? In our culture, names are powerful gifts given to us by our ancestors, highlighting a character ...

    Added on July 27, 2021

  • School

    Telling Our Twisted Histories School

    For over 150 years, Indian Residential Schools were one of the primary means by which the government assimilated us in order to “kill the Indian in the child...

    Added on July 27, 2021

  • Reserve

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Reserve

    We lived in balance with nature for thousands of years, inhabiting this land without borders or titles. We were relocated to tiny parcels of land, owned by t...

    Added on July 27, 2021

  • Discovery

    Telling Our Twisted Histories Discovery

    70 conversations. 15 Indigenous communities. 11 words with the power to hurt. In this first episode, host Kaniehti:io Horn decolonizes the word, 'discovery'....

    Added on July 27, 2021

  • #Blessed

    CBC Docs POV #Blessed

    C3 is an Evangelical church that opened in Toronto in 2013 and quickly amassed a large following among the city’s young, hip and tattooed. #Blessed offers an...

    Added on July 27, 2021

Featured Collections

  • Indigenous Youth

    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 iden...

  • The LGBTQ+ experience in Canada

    The LGBTQ+ experience in Canada

    From the court battles of the past to the growing awareness of gender identity issues today, the stories in this collection highlight some of the challenges ...

  • Residential Schools: A Sad Chapter in Canadian History

    Residential Schools: A Sad Chapter in Canadian History

    After collecting testimonies, over a six-year period, of the abuse suffered by former students of First Nations residential schools, the Truth and Reconcili...

  • Gumboot Kids Home Study

    Gumboot Kids Home Study

    Find out why families are loving the Gumboot Kids home study worksheets. Mindfully explore nature and record your observations with step-by-step learning pro...

  • Fighting Racism and Discrimination

    Fighting Racism and Discrimination

    This collection looks at the fight against discrimination and racism in Canada. It includes examples of ongoing efforts across the country to remove barriers...

  • Forest of Reading 2021

    Forest of Reading 2021

    You'll find the Forest of Reading English-language awards videos below. Watch host Ali Hassan with young readers and nominated authors in Canada's large...

  • Reduce, Reuse and Rethink

    Reduce, Reuse and Rethink

    Rethinking the way you recycle is the focus of our Reduce, Reuse and Rethink collection. It explores why Canadian communities are at a turning point when it ...

  • Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

    Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

    Winner of the Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists / Journalists for Human Rights, cbc.ca/beyond94 is an immersive ...

  • The COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada

    The COVID-19 Pandemic in Canada

    In 2020, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, swept the world. The virus started in Wuhan, China and spread rapidly around the world. On March 12, the World Health ...

  • Studio K from Home

    Studio K from Home

    In this series of Studio K shorts, Gary the Unicorn, Mr. Orlando and Tony play indoor games and share tips on how kids can have fun at home and do their part...

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