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The Secret Life of Canada The Indian Act

What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:43:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2019

The House What would Canada look like without the Indian Act?

For the first time in a while, former prime minister Paul Martin, architect of the Kelowna Accord, says he's happy with where the federal government is steering its relationship with Canada's Indigenous peoples. During this week's cabinet shuffle, the federal government announced it would split Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) into two separate ministries with the goal of replacing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/11/2018

Power & Politics Government agrees to end sex-based status discrimination in Indian Act after Senate push

"They created this problem – not First Nations people, not Indigenous women," says Senator Murray Sinclair.
  • 2017
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2018

The National Justin Trudeau promises Indigenous people more rights

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised Indigenous people more rights in Canada, as part of a rethinking of how the federal government approaches the subject. CBC reporter Catherine Cullen looks at how this approach might work on the ground, and Rosemary Barton speaks with Dene leader Georges Erasmus, a former co-chair of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP).
  • 2018
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

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

The National Marijuana legalization gives 420 and cannabis culture a different meaning

With marijuana legalization on the horizon, 420 and cannabis culture are beginning to have a different meaning. For many people, that will mean decriminalizing the drug, and that will be a big deal for those who have criminal records for simple possession of marijuana.
  • 2018
  • 00:07:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/12/2018

CBC News #Beyond94 – Inside the Pathways program at Bowden Institution

Every day is predictable at Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison near Red Deer, Alta, where routines are highly regimented. But things are different on the Pathways unit at Bowden. It's a program designed by Correctional Services Canada for Indigenous offenders who are serious about pursuing their healing journey, aimed at reducing Indigenous overrepresentation in Canada's prison system.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

The National Does Canada have a jury problem? | The Question

Does Canada have a jury problem? Many friends and relatives of Colten Boushie would say so, after Gerald Stanley was acquitted in his shooting death. Their concern: how juries are selected and how issues of race might play into the right to a fair trial.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

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
  • 00:07:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

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

CBC Short Docs Four Faces of the Moon

Four Faces of the Moon follows the animated journey of an Indigenous photographer as she travels through time. She witnesses moments in her family's history and strengthens her connection to her Métis, Cree and Anishnaabe ancestors. This is a personal story, told in four chapters through the eyes of director and writer Amanda Strong. The oral and written history of her ...
  • 2016
  • 00:13:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/16/2017

Metro Morning Jesse Wente on Cultural Appropriation Controversy

An op-ed piece in Write, a quarterly published by the Writers' Union of Canada, ignited a firestorm of controversy over cultural appropriation and was followed by a chorus of well-established mainstream writers (all white) offering to fund an "appropriation prize." In this powerful segment, Indigenous critic Jesse Wente discusses this media debacle on Metro Morning.
  • 2017
  • 00:07:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/05/2017

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

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

Man Alive Healing Justice

Native peoples believe our justice system has failed them. Healing Justice looks at the native model of justice which is based on reconciliation and harmony rather than punishment. To find out how this system works and what we can learn from it, we travel to the remote Native community of Muskrat Dam and to the Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:24:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Treaty 8 and Native Taxation

A Federal Court ruling on Treaty 8, which states that Natives are not required to pay taxes, is being appealed. This documentary explores the history of the Treaty and the implications for Natives and non-natives across the country. Today, in High Prairie, Alberta, many businesses are owned by Natives. If Treaty 8 is enforced, some people will pay taxes and ...
  • 2002
  • 00:18:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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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