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CBC News #Beyond94 – Waiting on Ottawa's promises in Attawapiskat

In the midst of a suicide crisis in 2016, Ottawa promised a youth centre. Two years later, the community is still waiting.
  • 2018
  • 00:15:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

The National Canada's struggle to provide health care to northern communities

Canada is struggling to provide health care to northern communities, according to one doctor who travels monthly to provide his services. Dr. Mike Kirlew says that the level of care his patients in northern communities have access to is not even close to what is available to other Canadians.
  • 2018
  • 00:13:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

CBC Short Docs Twilight Dancers

A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their remote Manitoba community.
  • 2017
  • 00:16:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The National The Road to Tuktoyaktuk

After years of a seasonal ice road and four years of construction, there will soon be an actual road to the Arctic Ocean. Journalist David Common looks at Tuktoyaktuk, a small predominately Inuit/Inuvialuit community of 800 people used to a life centered around the land. How will easy year-long access in and out change their lives for better and worse?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

The Fifth Estate Cross Lake: "This Is Where I Live"

Last winter, five young people killed themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. In the weeks that followed 140 more attempted suicide. Cross Lake declared a state of emergency. The Fifth Estate went to Cross Lake to find out why and spent nine months there, talking to people, filming – and giving young people their own cameras to tell ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

The National Wab Kinew on La Loche and Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Wab Kinew discusses the recent school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan and a ruling that Canada discriminates against First Nation children.
  • 2016
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

CBC Short Docs Tshiuetin

Take a ride through Nothern Quebec and Labrador on Canada’s first First Nations-owned railway. The Tshiuetin train line extends 132.5 miles from Emeril, Labrador to Schefferville, Quebec. The majority of passengers on the train travel regularly for work and family engagements, using the railroad because road and air transport isn’t possible in the region – a unique reality that highlights ...
  • 2016
  • 00:10:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2017

CBC News Suicide Crisis in Attawapiskat

Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and psychiatrist Cornelia Wieman from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) discuss the crisis in Attawapiskat and possible solutions. This comes after what Chief Day calls the "boiling up of colonialism like never before" — that is, after 11 people attempted suicide in one night and the community declared a state of emergency.
  • 2016
  • 00:08:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/05/2016

News in Review - October 2016 The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids​

Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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News in Review - February 2012 The Emergency in Attawapiskat

In late October 2012, the First Nations community of Attawapiskat declared a state of emergency. Many residents of the isolated reserve in Northern Ontario were living in tents, trailers and temporary shelters, even as winter closed in on them. In this News in Review story we look at the desperate state of that community and why it needs help so ...
  • 2012
  • 00:14:39
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2012

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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 - February 2001 The Innu: Another Cry for Help

This story recalls the March 1993 News in Review report on Davis Inlet: Moving from Misery. This time we focus not only on the epidemic gas sniffing and drug and alcohol abuse of young people in the northern community of Sheshatshiu, but we examine the national public outrage, protest and actions taken by the Newfoundland and federal governments to deal with the situation, as ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2001

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News in Review - February 1998 Northern Medicine: Too Little, Too Far

As the crash of an aircraft in a remote region of Manitoba reminds us, Canada is still very much a country of diverse geography, immense distances and difficult terrain. Despite technological advances, government programs and improvements in transportation, not all Canadians have access to the same health care services. This story raises important social and political questions, but it also ...
  • 1998
  • 00:14:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/1998

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News in Review - March 1993 Davis Inlet: Moving from Misery

In January 1993, six children in the aboriginal Innu community of Davis Inlet attempted multiple suicide by inhaling gasoline fumes. All fortunately were rescued and those most at risk were removed from the community to Poundmaker’s Lodge, a native treatment centre near Edmonton. The footage of these children was broadcast nationally and sparked a new cross-country awareness of the tragedy ...
  • 1993
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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