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

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

CBC News Five terms to know regarding the Wet'suwet'en pipeline dispute

Here are five words you'll hear in the coverage of the Wet'suwet'en pipeline dispute and how to pronounce them.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

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

Conspiracy of Silence

A tragic and troubling true story that made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 2015
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/08/2015

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

The Fifth Estate Violation of Trust

A searing examination of Canada's 100 years of native residential schools, where aboriginal children had their culture and language beaten out of them, leaving a legacy of alcoholism, abuse and emotional scars. This all-encompassing program focuses on the Williams Lake, B.C. school and the harsh experiences of the children who went there. The program speaks to survivors, an historian, a ...
  • 1991
  • 00:50:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Fifth Estate Stories from the River's Edge

Each year hundreds of Aboriginal students in Northern Ontario are forced to leave their families and homes to pursue something the rest of the country takes for granted — a high school education. The Fifth Estate presents an extremely up-close and personal look inside the lives of students and staff at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School in ...
  • 2011
  • 00:41:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 1 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:33:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 2 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:29:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

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