Idle No More: A Protest for Aboriginal Rights

Check out the comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide linked to this News in Review segment, featuring a broad range of lesson plans and activities.
  • 2013
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

NIR-14-10 - Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

Check out the comprehensive, classroom-ready resource guide linked to this News in Review segment, featuring a broad range of lesson plans and activities.
  • 2014
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

ReVision Quest, 2009 Season

ReVision Quest is back by popular demand with another round of hilarious and provocative topics. First Nations comic and host Darrell Dennis tackles assumptions about aboriginal culture with humour and personality.
  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2014

Aboriginal Education Then and Now: Issues, Controversies and Concerns

This collection of six CBC News stories starts by delving into some of this year's biggest news in Aboriginal education -- recent revelations that Aboriginal children were subjected to nutritional experiments in residential schools. Justice Murray Sinclair and others weigh in on this controversy. The collection then explores issues cropping up in today's classrooms: should Aboriginal students be permitted to smudge despite ...
  • 2014
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/25/2014

ReVision Quest

ReVision Quest mixes personal storytelling, current affairs interviews and comedy to explore issues affecting Native peoples today, kicking some ass-umptions about Aboriginal life along the way. It's a show about the First Nations experience, created by all First Nations producers. Our guide is Darrell Dennis, originally from the Shuswap First Nation in B.C. Darrell is an actor, comedian and screenwriter. He's ...
  • 2015
  • Added on: 11/26/2015

ReVision Quest But Is It Art?

When people think of Aboriginal art, they often imagine soapstone carvings, Inuit paintings and beadwork. But beyond these stereotypes, Aboriginal artists are creating internationally renowned work that’s provocative, ironic and controversial.
  • 2009
  • 00:27:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

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 National Aboriginal Children Used as Test Subjects

Newly surfaced documents shine a light on experiments that were conducted on hundreds of aboriginal individuals, most of them young children, during and following World War II. Residential schools were the testing grounds for government scientists to observe the effects of several products on the malnurished bodies of aboriginal children without their consent or even their knowing. 
  • 2013
  • 00:03:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

ReVision Quest Aboriginal People and the Police

What’s the real reason for police violence against Aboriginal men? ReVision Quest is back by popular demand. First Nations comic and host Darrell Dennis tackles assumptions about his aboriginal culture with humour and personality.
  • 2009
  • 00:26:52
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

ReVision Quest Labels

Is it First Nations, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Native? Labels can be very political. ReVision Quest is back by popular demand with a whole new series of hilarious and provocative topics. First Nations comic and host Darrell Dennis tackles assumptions about his aboriginal culture with humour and personality.
  • 2009
  • 00:26:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

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

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

News in Review - October 2014 Canada's Disgrace: Our Missing Aboriginal Women

Over the past three decades, more than 1,100 Aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing in Canada. Despite countless studies, investigations and special committees, there are no clear solutions to this ongoing problem.
  • 2014
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/07/2014

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

Ideas The Enright Files: Aboriginal Canadians and What Society Owes

In conversation with Judge Murray Sinclair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and six longtime observers of the situation facing Aboriginal Canadians, Michael Enright asks if Canada can ever get this situation right.
  • 2010
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

News in Review - May 1996 The Nisga'a Settlement: Who Owns British Columbia?

This historic settlement with the federal government, which involves millions of dollars and a large tract of land, is the focus for a review of what some provincial politicians as well as some aboriginal people call a sell-out.
  • 1996
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/1996

Access to this content is reserved to News in Review | Archives subscribers.

More details

The National Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages

Arvid Charlie is among the last generation raised speaking Hul'qumi'num, the Coast Salish language spoken by the Cowichan people in BC. Like most of the 88 aboriginal languages in Canada, Hul'qumi'num is teetering on the brink of extinction. For elders like Arvid, sharing and documenting the language is a race against time. Their work embraces new technologies so that the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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 Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its summary report on June 2, 2015. The commission concludes that residential schools were a key tool of cultural genocide against Canada's First Nations, and that only a major recommitment by the government ...
  • 2015
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/12/2015

CBC News Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?

It is a fact of life for many Aboriginal children in this country: their dads are absent. And if the statistics don't change, a growing number of First Nations boys will typically, and tragically, become absent dads themselves. In contrast to the efforts being made across the country when it comes to single Aboriginal mothers, this fatherlessness is a cycle ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Documentary Québékoisie (with English subtitles) Classroom Favourites

They had to go to the other side of the planet, specifically Tibet, to realize it. Mélanie Carrier and Olivier Higgins are a pair of active thirtysomethings with friends all over the world, but they didn’t know what to call the people who have always lived in their home, Quebec. Why are so many Quebecers so ignorant of the First ...
  • 2013
  • 01:21:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/15/2014

CBC News Aboriginal Women's Panel Discussion Classroom Favourites

This video captures the CBC Vancouver Inspiration Series: Dream Makers, a June 2015 panel event that highlights successful aboriginal women and celebrates the unique experiences that have led them to become leaders in the community. The panel discussion featured four female leaders who shared their stories of how they overcame challenges to achieve success.
  • 2015
  • 00:59:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2015

The National Warriors Against Violence

Half of aboriginal men who abuse women were themselves abused. The National's Duncan McCue looks at a group that is helping men change abusive behaviour. The talking circle is the heart of Warriors Against Violence, a prevention program founded on the belief that the best way to end family violence in aboriginal communities is to help men heal.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

ReVision Quest Native Gangs

The myth is debunked — not all young Aboriginal men are gang members.
  • 2009
  • 00:26:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2013

The National Ending the Cycle of Abuse

Almost half of the 30,000 children in foster care in Canada are Aboriginal. It's a modern-day crisis that is a direct legacy of Canada's residential school system. The long-awaited report from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is calling on governments in Canada to change the way they deliver child welfare for Aboriginal people. CBC News reporter Cameron Macintosh speaks with ...
  • 2015
  • 00:02:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2015

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
  • 00:07:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

ReVision Quest Natives in the Military

Darrell wonders why so many Aboriginal men and women enlist to serve a country that has disenfranchised them?
  • 2009
  • 00:27:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2013