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CBC News What is the AFN?

The Assembly of First Nations is an advocacy organization for First Nations peoples. It's the largest one in Canada, representing more than 900,000 people from 635 communities.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/03/2018

The National Opposition to pipeline still fierce in B.C.

Opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is still fierce in B.C., and some protesters say the government's decision to buy the project will only strengthen their resolve.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 07/27/2018

On the Coast Bob Joseph: '21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act'

Long time CBC News host Gloria Macarenko speaks with Bob Joseph, author of a new book on the Indian Act, about how the act still affects Indigenous peoples today.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Canada's cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission spoke to thousands of survivors and found that what took place in residential schools in Canada amounted to the cultural genocide of Indigenous Peoples. So what changes have been made since then?
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

The National Is the Canadian government delivering on Truth and Reconciliation?

More than two years ago the Canadian government promised to bring justice and equality to Indigenous people following the Truth and Reconciliation commission. There were 94 calls to action in the report — this CBC News exclusive progress report digs into whether the government is delivering on its promises.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2018

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. Part 2 of the interview is available here.
  • 2012
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

News in Review - October 2017 Violence in Virginia: The Rise of the Alt-Right

In August 2017 a quaint college town in Virginia became the epicentre of America’s cultural and racial divide. White nationalists clashed violently with counter protesters. One woman died after a car was deliberately driven into the crowds. Dozens were injured. But what led to this seeming re-emergence of virulent racism and white supremacy? And is this strictly an American problem? ...
  • 2017
  • 00:19:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/18/2017

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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
  • 13-14
  • 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 National John A. Macdonald's Complicated Legacy

John A. Macdonald's complicated legacy is sparking heated debated over whether to remove his name from schools. Many Canadians are asking, how do we honour Canada's first prime minister while acknowledging his role in creating residential schools?
  • 2017
  • 00:09:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/11/2017

8th Fire Wab Kinew's Walk through History

Join the host of the 8th Fire series, Wab Kinew, as he takes a walk through the history of the troubled relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada.
  • 2012
  • 00:02:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/01/2017

Day 6 Ryan McMahon's 12-step guide to decolonizing Canada

Ryan McMahon is is an Anishinaabe comedian and writer, and this is the first in his five-part guide to eliminating colonialism in Canada. He argues that we've been pretty good as a country at ignoring our not-so-pretty past, and many don't even believe Canada has a history of colonialism. But as he says, "It didn't just happen. It's ongoing."
  • 2017
  • 00:07:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/02/2017

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's 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

News in Review - September 1990 Oka

Canada’s summer peace was exploded in Oka (Kanesatake) and Chateaugay (Kahnawake) as armed Mohawk Warriors confronted first the Quebec provincial police and then the Canadian Armed Forces. The conflict quickly escalated from one in which the Mohawks attempted to prevent the expansion of a golf course into their territory to one of diametrically opposed views of law, land and rights.
  • 1990
  • 00:14:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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