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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 to equity, diversity and inclusion and to reduce inequities in all sectors of society.
  • 2019
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2019

Indigenous Governance

In February 2018, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his intention to develop, in collaboration with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, a Recognition and Implementation of Rights Framework, which would include new legislation and new policies. Since that announcement, the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs has held a series of consultations with First Nations, Inuit and Métis leaders ...
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

Turtle Island Reads

Turtle Island Reads (TIR) puts a spotlight on Indigenous writing by connecting authors and their writing with high school students. Throughout the 2018-19 school year, the project will spark conversation about Indigenous storytelling. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild, the live public event, three advocates (with assistance from three Quebec classrooms) will champion three books for young adults — The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline, ...
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/19/2018

Indigenous land and resource management rights

As one CBC report says, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau "is setting the bar high" with his promises to recognize and implement Indigenous rights, but many have questions about what his government's approach will change. This collection looks at the modern history of Indigenous land and resource managements rights, including some of the more contentious points. Whether involving federal and provincial ...
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/20/2018

Indigenous Language Revitalization

"I feel stronger, more powerful, wiser..." This is how one language speaker describes the personal impact of learning his mother tongue. This collection explores the efforts underway to reclaim Indigenous languages in Inuit, Métis and First Nations communities throughout Canada.
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/08/2018

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 website on the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The 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 ...
  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

Canada: The Story of Us plus roundtable discussions

This collection pairs the 10-part Canada: The Story of Us series with five Facebook Live roundtables that accompanied the original series broadcast and broadened the national conversation on important themes in Canadian history.
  • 2017
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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
  • Added on: 08/08/2017

8th Fire

With its energetic pace and stunning HD landscapes, 8th Fire propels us past prejudice, stereotypes and misunderstandings, to encounters with an impressive new generation of Indigenous people who are reclaiming both their culture and their confidence. We meet the emerging leaders, artists, activists and thinkers. We explore the best ideas for change. Above all, 8th Fire examines the way forward to a second chance ...
  • 2017
  • Added on: 02/27/2017

Contemporary Indigenous Voices

This collection focuses on cultural awareness, traditional knowledge and the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Canada as we begin to explore reconciliation together. The collection touches on issues like adapting to climate change, overcoming the errors of colonialism, improving access to resources and services, building stronger local economies and more. The voices presented here – whether young ...
  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/07/2017

Diversity and Inclusion

Our diversity as Canadians is one of our distinctive traits as a country. In this collection, we examine the triumphs, lessons, struggles and challenges that continue to shape our multifaceted identity.
  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/16/2016

Business & Economic Development in Canada

This collection presents some of the great moments that have marked the history of business in Canada and highlights some of the issues that have had a significant impact on the country's economic development. Covered topics include "nation-builders", women in business, free trade, pipelines, northern development, resource revenue sharing with Indigenous groups, as well as the integration of new Canadians ...
  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2016

The Secret Path

At the centre of this collection is Gord Downie's The Secret Path, an emotional animated film following the last days of Chanie Wenjack as he tried to escape residential school. In addition, stories and interviews with the Wenjack family, Indigenous artists and leaders explore the ongoing and necessary work of building new relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and communities.
  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2016

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The statistics on missing and murdered indigenous women are stark and staggering. A 2015 United Nations report found that young aboriginal women are five times more likely to die under violent circumstances, as compared with their non-aboriginal counterparts. It also reported that indigenous women report rates of violence 3.5 times higher than non-aboriginal women. Following the UN report’s recommendation, the ...
  • 2016
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 05/20/2016

Massey Lectures 2009 – The Wayfinders

The 2009 Massey Lectures series, The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, is an enlightening, awe-inspiring and cautionary look at vanishing cultures and languages from one of the world’s most celebrated anthropologists. Over the past decade, many of us have been alarmed to learn of the rapidly accelerating extinction of our planet’s diverse flora and fauna. But ...
  • 2014
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 11/10/2014

Canadian History: Our Evolving Identity

Since the earliest days of contact between Aboriginal peoples and the first European arrivals, the country that came to be known as Canada has been shaped by an ongoing (and safe to say, imperfect) process of negotiation. Multiple viewpoints and values, changing tensions and accommodations – this bundle of CBC documentaries, dramas and re-enactments explores the individuals, communities and events ...
  • 2014
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/25/2014