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The National A Canadian artist's efforts to capture stories of survival

A Saskatoon artist is using her portraits to examine two groups that suffered through oppression; in a way, bringing them face to face.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

The National Justin Trudeau makes historic apology for past governments’ mistreatment of Inuit with tuberculosis

Justin Trudeau has made a historic apology for past governments’ “colonial” and “purposeful” mistreatment of Inuit people with tuberculosis, which included taking them from their families.
  • 2019
  • 00:04:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/26/2019

The National Residential school survivor in search of apology from Pope Francis

As the Pope prepares for a historic summit on sexual abuse in the priesthood, a Canadian Indigenous woman is getting ready to take her painful story to the Vatican in search of an apology from the head of the Catholic Church.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/25/2019

The National Sixties Scoop survivors split on proposed $875-million settlement

Advocates say the deal can give closure to the affected families, but critics say the amounts for survivors are too small, there were no national hearings, and the deal should have included Métis survivors, not just First Nations.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 10: Cleo's letters

Even though it was supposed to have been destroyed in 1983, the police file documenting the investigation into Cleo's death still exists and it contains more detail than Christine ever imagined learning about the last days, hours and even minutes of Cleo's short life.
  • 2018
  • 00:54:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 9: Reunion

Christine travels to Pennsylvania for an emotional reunion with her brother, Johnny, who she hasn't seen since she was a baby. Determined to get more answers about the days and weeks leading up to her sister's death, Christine finally gets a copy of Cleo's death certificate. That and other documents begin to shed light on the truth she's been seeking ...
  • 2018
  • 00:53:26
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 8: Salesperson of the year

Digging through archives in Saskatchewan, Connie makes a shocking discovery. As she investigates the controversial Adopt Indian Métis program which Cleo and her siblings were a part of, the man who started the program agrees to speak with her about its controversial origins and legacy.
  • 2018
  • 00:36:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 7: Lillian

Connie's chance meeting with the father who Cleo never knew is followed by new revelations about the Semaganis children's biological mother, Lillian. A picture begins to emerge about why her children were taken, and when she joined the fight to stop the adoption of more Indigenous children into white homes.
  • 2018
  • 00:31:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 6: Little Pine

A brief encounter with someone who knew Cleo perhaps better than anyone else just before her death reveals crucial details. Connecting new facts about her life leads the investigation to a world far from where Cleo died, back to Little Pine First Nation.
  • 2018
  • 00:49:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 5: Afraid of the dark

As Connie shares some shocking news with Cleo's siblings, the truth about what happened to her remains just out of reach. Police may have answers but can't share them yet. It's time to visit the one person who's bound to know more.
  • 2018
  • 00:29:14
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 4: The funeral home

The search for Cleo leads Connie to investigate a headstone belonging to a 13-year old girl who died in 1978. The cemetery is more than 20 hours away from Arkansas, where Cleo's family has long believed she was killed.
  • 2018
  • 00:40:30
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 3: A little lie

Cleo's older brother Johnny is the only sibling who really remembers her, the way they were taken from their mother, and the promise he made Cleo on the last day he saw her alive. He vowed to find her and still longs to fulfill that pledge. A longtime resident of Pennsylvania since his own adoption decades ago, Connie visits him ...
  • 2018
  • 00:53:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 2: Eyes that haunted me

As new information emerges about where she was sent after she and her siblings were separated, Connie meets Cleo's other sister, April, and speaks with her parents about adopting Indigenous children during the Sixties Scoop. Unbeknownst to April all of these years, her own adoption records actually contain a key detail in the search for Cleo.
  • 2018
  • 00:40:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

Missing & Murdered Finding Cleo, Episode 1: Stolen. Missing. Murdered.

Christine writes a gripping plea for help finding her eldest sister, Cleo. CBC journalist Connie Walker pays her a visit and finds the only proof of Cleo's existence is a single, faded, undated school photo. As they begin to piece her family's story together, Christine gets a phone call she's been waiting years for. In it, she receives a cryptic ...
  • 2018
  • 00:33:44
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2018

The National Catholic bishops offer no clarity on residential school apology

Catholic bishops weren't able to offer any clarity on a potential apology for the church's role in Canada's residential schools. During a news conference, the bishops appeared to try and distance the church from its ties to the schools. Despite the setback, Indigenous leaders say they won't stop seeking an apology from the Vatican.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/23/2018

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 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 Arts Gord Downie's Secret Path in Concert

“If this is the last thing I do, I'm very happy. This is what I want to do." This intimate concert film captures Canadian musician Gord Downie’s remarkable and emotional Secret Path performance in October 2016, interwoven with footage from the original animated film. This live tribute to Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy who died trying to escape residential school, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:58:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2017

Canada: The Story of Us New Identity (1946-1970)

Canada experiences a boom time after the war, but not all are happy with the status quo. They seek to reshape the country and challenge dark legacies of injustice. The circle of Confederation grows and Canada emerges as a complex and cosmopolitan nation on the world stage. Features stories/events include: Newfoundland joins Confederation, Viola Desmond and civil rights in Canada, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: In The Classroom

Gord Downie's Secret Path tells the story of Chanie Wenjack, a young boy who died trying to get home from residential school in 1966. It's been taught in classrooms across Canada this year. Daisy and Pearl Wenjack, Chanie's sisters, visit a school in Toronto where the children have a special surprise for the family.
  • 2017
  • 00:09:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/05/2017

CBC Short Docs The Secret Path: Ahead by a Century

A group of Ontario high school students write and perform a play that honours Gord Downie’s music and Secret Path project. On the day of the dress rehearsal, drama teacher Scott Garbe invites a very special guest to watch scenes from the play. Tim “Redfeather” Thomas, a 74-year-old Mi'kmaq elder, talks about his own experiences in residential school with the cast.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

The Current Senator Lynn Beyak’s remarks 'like a slap in the face': Matilda Wilson

Matilda Wilson, a residential school survivor from Smithers, B.C., rose to speak at a public forum hosted by CBC's The Current. She called Senator Lynn Beyak's comments in defence of the "well-intentioned" people who ran the residential school system "a slap in the face." Wilson shared her own experience being taken to a residential school in 1956, as well as the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:01:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The Current Why don't residential school survivors just get over it?: Murray Sinclair

To those who ask why Indigenous people don't just "get over" the residential school experience, Senator Murray Sinclair has this response: "My answer has always been: Why can't you always remember this?" Sinclair was speaking at one of The Current's public forums on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
  • 2017
  • 00:01:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 6

Putting seed production back in the hands of the small farmer; preserving the stories of residential school survivors; and building cameras for a new frontier of ocean discovery. In this episode: Adam Gobi, Jane Rabinowicz and Ry Moran.  
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017