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CBC Kids News Film about deadly shooting aims to make life safer for Indigenous kids

Tasha Hubbard, a Cree documentary filmmaker and mother, is touring a new film with the hope that it will help make Canada a safer place for Indigenous kids. Her film nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up — the Cree title is pronounced NEE-pa-wista-MAA-sowin — is about the controversial death of Colten Boushie in 2016. The 22-year-old man from Red Pheasant First ...
  • 2019
  • 00:04:01
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/24/2020

CBC News Indigenous youth talk to press in front of B.C. Legislature (February 26, 2020)

Indigenous youth gathered on the steps of the B.C. Legislature repeat a series of demands, including calls for RCMP to leave Wet'suwet'en territory and for Coastal GasLink construction to end. They say they will continue to hold the space in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs at least until those calls are met. Among speakers are: Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Tla'Amin First Nation); Gina Mowat ...
  • 2020
  • 00:36:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

Metro Morning As the police arrest protesters in Tyendinaga, Jesse Wente questions the myths that Canadians believe about themselves

Metro Morning columnist Jesse Wente asks individual Canadians to show real solidarity, as politicians revert to police-enforced "solutions" for Indigenous protests.
  • 2020
  • 00:05:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/06/2020

The Fifth Estate Fishing for Fun and Death

Warner Troyer explores the presence of mercury in some of Northern Ontario's lakes and rivers. In Minamata, Japan in 1956 a new disease was discovered and the cause was mercury poisoning from ingested fish. The disease came to be known as Minamata disease. At that time the Ontario government found it also existed in the Wabigoon River and banned commercial ...
  • 1975
  • 00:27:42
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/04/2020

Wiih'teh Technology (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Ever since phones were installed in the homes of Eeyou Istchee, Crees have been inventing new words to describe new forms of communication and computing technology. In this episode, Mary and Betsy quiz Pakesso Mukash, gamer and DJ, about what to call the tech tools and toys that are now part of our daily lives.
  • 2020
  • 00:19:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

Wiih'teh Paranormal (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

From strange sightings on remote highways to visitors from another realm, there are lots of creepy stories about paranormal activity in Eeyou Istchee. But what do you call a UFO in Cree? In this episode, Mary and Betsy speak with Ernie Webb, producer of a TV series called Indians and Aliens, about some of the unique Cree terms we use to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:21:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

Wiih'teh Alphabet (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Betsy and Mary learned the Cree alphabet as children, and still sing the Eh-ee-ou-ah song in the studio from time to time. But some parts of the alphabet are only used by those who speak the Northern dialect. In this episode, Betsy and Mary speak with language teacher Mary Jane Petawabano to break down the different sounds and syllabics that ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

Wiih'teh Justice (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Court interpreters like Pakesso Mukash have a challenging job. They translate every precise detail of the criminal charges, testimony, legal arguments and sentences from English into Cree and vice versa. In this episode, Betsy and Mary talk to Pakesso about how to express concepts such as probation, acquittal, judgement and guilt.
  • 2020
  • 00:21:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2020

Wiih'teh Weather words (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

After years of reading weather forecasts every day, Betsy still isn’t sure how to say “drizzle” in Cree. In this episode, she and Mary talk about all the specific and poetic ways to describe the weather in Cree. Our guest is Freddie Dixon, a radio announcer from Waswanipi.
  • 2020
  • 00:13:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/28/2020

The Journal Grassy Narrows: Community in crisis

This clip from The Journal looks at the troubling violence, addiction and despair afflicting the tiny reserve town of Grassy Narrows, just north of Kenora, Ontario. The social crisis there intensified despite — some say because of — the good intentions of governments and "do-gooders," as described by reporter Keith Morrison. The province's forced relocation of Anishinaabe residents, and its later feeble ...
  • 1983
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/28/2020

CBC Books Canada Reads 2020: Eden Robinson on Son of a Trickster

In Son of a Trickster, celebrated Haisla and Heiltsuk author Eden Robinson tells the story of a 16-year-old named Jared who is known in his community for making the best weed cookies and for having a scary mom. Jared takes care of his struggling family the best he can and shrugs off the fact that the ravens are talking to ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/28/2020

CBC Books Canada Reads 2020: Jesse Thistle on From the Ashes

Métis-Cree writer Jesse Thistle talks about how our own story can emerge from getting the "small fragments of our experience" down on the page. In his memoir, From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way, Thistle describes how he transformed his life — from being homeless and struggling with addiction to winning awards in academia. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:05:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/27/2020

Wiih'teh Months and seasons (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Feasting, flowers and birds in flight. These are some of the ways we identify the months of the year in Cree. Betsy and Mary discover many differences between inland and coastal words for these seasonal shifts. Joshua Kawapit of Whapmagoostui joins us to share what he’s learned about how to describe the months.
  • 2020
  • 00:16:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

Wiih'teh Ouwah! (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

What do you say when you’re surprised, shocked or outraged? Cree from different communities have unique expressions and interjections. In this episode, Mary and Betsy speak with translator Brian Webb, who also owns the Ouwah Store in Chisasibi, as well as colleague Marjorie Kitty about these colourful exclamations.
  • 2020
  • 00:19:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

Wiih'teh Traditional names (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Generations of Cree were pressured by the church and government to give their children English or French names. Now, young parents are reclaiming traditional naming practices. In this episode, Mary and Betsy talk about which Cree names are trending right now. Elder Thomas Coon shares the history of the practice, and Whapmagoostui mother Melissa Natachequan explains how she chose her ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

Wiih'teh Shelters (ᐄᓅ ᐊᔨᒧᐎᓐ / Cree / Cri)

Elders have much to teach us about how to correctly identify each type of traditional dwelling, not to mention how to build and maintain them. In this episode, Betsy and Mary speak with Anna Bosum from Oujé-Bougoumou about all the different words for “home”.
  • 2020
  • 00:19:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/21/2020

Andrew Marr's History of the World Christopher Columbus

The explosion of global capitalism began with Christopher Columbus stumbling across America while searching for China.
  • 2012
  • 00:09:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/27/2020

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Canadian Museum of Nature Jennifer Doubt: Discovering Arctic plants

Canadian Museum of Nature Curator of Botany Jennifer Doubt joins Students on Ice, collects plants from the field and learns about traditional knowledge from elders.
  • 2014
  • 00:02:39
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 12/19/2019

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

News in Review - October 2019 Tina Fontaine: A Murdered Girl's Legacy

Tina Fontaine was just 15 when her body, wrapped in a duvet cover and weighed down by rocks, was pulled from Winnipeg’s Red River. A report from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth says in the years since her murder, not enough has changed to ensure other children in circumstances similar to Tina’s are not at risk. But Tina ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/17/2019

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News in Review - September 2019 Climate Change: Canada’s Melting Permafrost

In Canada's Arctic, climate change is already impacting communities and changing ways of life. According to scientists, Canada's northern climate is warming almost three times faster than the global average. As things warm up, the permafrost in the North -- that frozen underlying layer of ground -- is also melting. And that's threatening the way of life for many who ...
  • 2019
  • 00:12:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/05/2019

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The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Tom Longboat

Meet Tom Longboat, an Onondaga long distance runner born in 1887 on Six Nations. Tom became one of the most celebrated athletes of all time, despite his struggles and encountering racism throughout his career.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2018
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Bernelda Wheeler

Meet Bernelda Wheeler, the "First Lady of Indigenous Broadcasting in Canada". The broadcaster, journalist, actor and activist inspired a generation of Indigenous journalists.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the North

Nunavut has the largest land mass out of all the provinces and territories in Canada – and yet, it is an area that many of us know the least about. In this episode, we look at the forced relocation of the Inuit, the Eskimo Identification System, and the dog slaughter perpetuated by the Canadian government. How has the North been ...
  • 2018
  • 00:35:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Water

Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous waterways and trade routes? In this episode, Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water. What is the past, present and future of this precious resource?View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:50:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019