The Art Show Joshua's White Pine

Joshua spends the day with Arnold Jacobs, an Indigenous artist on the Six Nations Reserve, where he learns the importance of art in preserving culture.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:05
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/16/2017

CBC Arts The Secret Path

This powerful animated film tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old Ojibwa boy who died of exposure in 1966 while running away from Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario. The story is told through music by Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie and illustrations by graphic novelist Jeff Lemire. The Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history — ...
  • 2016
  • 00:59:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/09/2016

CBC Animation Inon or the Conquest of Fire

In this film inspired by an Algonquin legend, fire is kept from humankind by Inon, the God of Thunder. The animals set off to capture the god's fire and bring it back to their human counterparts. The story is set at a time when humans and animals understood each other and lived in harmony with nature.
  • 1971
  • 00:09:35
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Freedom to Speak

A group of inmates at Toronto South Detention Centre are studying Secret Path, Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel about Chanie Wenjack. Chanie was a young Anishinaabe boy who died while running away from residential school in 1966 — simply because he wanted to go home. Many themes in Chanie’s story resonate with these inmates: isolation, identity, fear, anger, the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/12/2017

CBC Animation The Creation of Birds

The beautiful days of summer come to a sudden end as the children flee before Howling Wolf, the terrible wind of the cold. They take shelter in the forest. Howling Wolf strips the trees of their beautiful coloured leaves, but is unable to find the children hiding among the evergreens. So he joins forces with White Bear, the snow, to ...
  • 1972
  • 00:10:04
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/15/2013

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