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

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

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

The National Felicia Solomon's Story

As one family struggles to make their own peace with their daughter's tragic death, they are opening up to try to stop the violence against Aboriginal women. Felicia Solomon was 16 years old when she went missing. Her tragic death didn't end her story, though, because her family refuses to forget.
  • 2015
  • 00:19:46
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/10/2015

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

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

Canada: The Story of Us Worlds Collide (pre-1608-1759)

Hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonizers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact. Features stories/events include: Turtle Island, Samuel de Champlain and early settlements, Wendat and Haudenosaunee, Filles du Roi, Radisson and Des Groseilliers, Plains of Abraham. Important note for teachers: This ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

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

The National Standoff At Gustafsen Lake

How could this potentially deadly conflict be stopped before turning into another Oka or Waco? Here is the inside story, a behind the scenes chronicle exploring the issues as understood by the warriors, native chiefs, spiritual leaders, law enforcement officers and psychologists working to stem a bloodbath.
  • 1995
  • 00:27:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

Key Events in Canadian History

Drawing on our archive of documentaries and news reports, we’ve assembled this collection of major events throughout Canada’s history.
  • 2016
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/08/2016

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

The National Stolen Children: Truth and Reconciliation

June 2010 marked the first national hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, aimed at addressing the painful legacy of residential schools in Canada. First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors began putting their stories on the official record as the Commission commenced its complex work. This collection of six documentaries from The National profiles Justice Murray Sinclair, Manitoba’s first Aboriginal judge and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:40:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary 1 Day. 24 Hours. 34 Million Lives.

On any ordinary day in Canada, extraordinary things happen. Canadians have remarkable stories to tell. And for the past 75 years, the CBC has enabled us to share those stories with each other. Join in the celebration of this rich heritage with a special CBC/Radio Canada documentary that gave all Canadians the chance to play a role in a one-day collective ...
  • 2011
  • 01:28:02
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - February 2005 Neil Stonechild: The Boy in the Snow

In 1990, a 17-year-old aboriginal boy was found frozen to death on the outskirts of Saskatoon. His name was Neil Stonechild. Right from the start some people suspected that members of the Saskatoon police force had something to do with his death. But it wasn’t until October 2004 that a public inquiry concluded that the teenager had been in the ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2005

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Canada: A People's History When the World Began

Episode 1: 15 000 BCE to 1800 CE. The opening episode of this series ranges across the continent, looking back more than 15,000 years to recount the varied history of the first occupants of the territory that would become Canada. From the rich resource of native oral history and archeology come the stories of the land's first people — how ...
  • 2000
  • 01:48:04
  • 9-12
  • 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

News in Review - April 2020 Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

In early 2020, Coastal GasLink started work on a 670-kilometre, multi-billion dollar pipeline project designed to move natural gas from the B.C Interior to the West Coast. That pipeline goes through the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. The company claimed it had authority from both the province and 20 First Nations band councils, including five Wet'suwet'en Nation band councils. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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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