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CBC Arts Keep Calm and Decolonize: Walking is Medicine

In response to Buffy Sainte-Marie's call to "Keep Calm and Decolonize," legendary director Alanis Obomsawin follows the Nishiyuu walkers. These six young people and their adult guide made the trek from their James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui in Quebec all the way to Ottawa — a 1,600-kilometre journey whose roots date back millennia. At the heart of Obomsawin's film is the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

8th Fire Lighting the 8th Fire

In this 8th Fire Dispatch, Anishinaabe activist, scholar and mother Leanne Simpson explains the "8th Fire" prophecy and what needs to happen in the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada before it can be lit. Simpson is the author of Lighting the 8th Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and Dancing On Our Turtle's Back: Stories of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Wab Kinew: Full Interview (Part 1 of 2)

Why are stereotypes of Indigenous people so prominent in Canada? Why is it so hard to get non-Native Canadians to pay attention to the experiences that Indigenous people have endured? Wab Kinew talks with George Stroumboulopoulos about some of the problems facing Canadian society — and suggests some possible solutions.
  • 2012
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Canadian History: A Conversation Treaties, Reconciliation and Indigenous History in Canada

How well do Canadians know Indigenous history? What role did treaties play in forming our country? Are the stories told through truth and reconciliation changing our understanding of Canadian history? Moderated by award-winning journalist Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio, the panel includes Ry Moran, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; Cynthia Wesley-Eskuimaux, Lakehead University; and Eldon Yellowhorn, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:54:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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
  • 00:06:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The Exchange Shifting Attitudes

Chief Morley Googoo, Assembly of First Nations' (AFN) regional chief for Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, says shifting political attitudes toward Indigenous peoples in Canada offers a big opportunity that should be seized.
  • 2016
  • 00:07:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

Firsthand The Oka Legacy

The Oka Legacy is a POV documentary that explores how the Oka Crisis has transformed contemporary Indigenous identity in Canada. Through Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s own personal journey, The Oka Legacy retraces the events that took place in her hometown in 1990 by talking with people who lived through the events firsthand, like Clifton Nicholas and Waneek Horn Miller, as well as ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

The National The Road to Reconciliation

What does reconciliation look like? CBC's Duncan McCue reports on the personal response to the idea of reconciliation in one B.C. community. For the many trying to figure out what reconciliation looks like and how we can move forward, perhaps look no further than the unique relationship between John and Nancy Denham, a non-Aboriginal couple, and their drum teacher Terry Aleck, a residential ...
  • 2015
  • 00:07:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

The National Justice Murray Sinclair Interview

CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge talks with Justice Murray Sinclair, who heads the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. After just over six years, and the work of recording the statements of over 7,200 residential school survivors, he discusses what Canada needs to do next.
  • 2015
  • 00:13:05
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

The National Rex Murphy: Truth and Reconciliation Report

Rex Murphy emphasizes the importance of the Canadian government taking measurable action on the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He predicts voters will make this a central issue in the 2015 federal election and expect all parties to have a detailed plan to address the myriad ongoing issues for Aboriginal communities.
  • 2015
  • 00:03:19
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/06/2015

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

The Exchange with Amanda Lang Resource Development and First Nations

James Brander of the Sauder School of Business on what might be needed to engage B.C. coastal communities.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/08/2015

The National Ipperwash, Dudley George and Police Surveillance

In January 2004, CBC News obtained surveillance videotapes taken by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers in September 1995 at Ipperwash Provincial Park. The recordings were made as Aboriginal protesters from the Stony Point First Nation occupied the park, and in one tape police officers can be heard making racist remarks about the protesters. These remarks were recorded the day before police moved ...
  • 2004
  • 00:02:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/03/2014

Ideas It Feels Like We're On the Cusp: First Nations and the Future of Canadian Citizenship

Part history lesson, part memoir, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations takes to the stage to share stories of the people he represents and his own past. In his lecture titled It Feels Like We're On the Cusp, National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo sets out why he believes First Nations peoples are on the cusp of change. The ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

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

8th Fire It's Time!

It's Time! challenges Canadians with this reality: if we don't improve our relationship with Aboriginal people, we will cripple our economy. Both the footage and the argument come in high definition and make the case that Canada is changing beneath our feet. In a dynamic two-minute walk through 500 years of history, 8th Fire host Wab Kinew explains how ancient Wampum belts hold ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:29
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

8th Fire Whose Land Is It Anyway?

There's no getting around it. Land is the biggest sticking point in the relationship between Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the "settler" population. Who owns it, benefits from it, gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? These questions are all the more crucial because the lands in dispute sit on a treasure-trove of resources, which the world ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2013 Idle No More: A Protest for Aboriginal Rights

What began as an online conversation about native rights quickly put Canada into the international spotlight as a movement called Idle No More popped up across the country. It was prompted by the federal government introducing Bill C‐45 which would have a significant impact on the lives of indigenous peoples.
  • 2013
  • 00:19:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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News in Review - December 2001 Northern Pipeline: Competing Visions

Twenty-five years ago the Aboriginal peoples of northern Canada fought tirelessly to stop the building of oil pipelines through their territory, and won. Now, in different economic and political times, there has been a far different reaction to a proposal for a natural gas pipeline through the Mackenzie River Valley. This report is also the occasion for examining the transborder ...
  • 2001
  • 00:14:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2001

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News in Review - November 1999 Native Rights: Sharing Resources

The recent Supreme Court ruling, which interpreted a 1760 treaty signed by the British government as granting Mi’kmaq people on the East Coast the right to fish for a “moderate livelihood” even in the off-season, is the latest in a long series of complex events that have precipitated tension, administrative difficulties and conflict in our natural resources industries. The implications ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1999

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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

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News in Review - October 1995 Native Claims: Growing Frustrations

The stand-offs in British Columbia and Ontario are the points of departure for examining the larger issues of native claims and growing militancy.
  • 1995
  • 00:10:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1995

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