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CBC Short Docs Fast Horse

In Blackfoot country, they call Indian Relay “North America’s original extreme sport.” Jockeys bareback gallop their horses around a track, jumping off one and on to another in a chaotic melee of horses and handlers at “the exchange”. Accidents happen. Simply finishing a race demands masterful skill and courage. Siksika horseman Allison RedCrow dreams of bringing a team to the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:13:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2020

News in Review - February 2020 Street Life: Canada's Homeless Crisis

You see them on the streets, under bridges and in doorways, but mostly we turn a blind eye to Canada’s homeless population. It’s a growing problem, especially in larger cities, and it’s becoming a crisis that our welfare system can’t keep up with. Shelters are full and the homeless end up trying to salvage an existence on the street. But ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/28/2020

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CBC Docs POV Cottagers & Indians

James Whetung is reclaiming his Indigenous right to cultivate wild rice on Ontario’s Pigeon Lake, but local homeowners are furious about large-scale changes in the waterways — so there’s going to be a dust-up. In this documentary, award-winning author and humourist Drew Hayden Taylor looks at the big issues behind this conflict: food sovereignty, property rights, restricted access to capital ...
  • 2020
  • 00:45:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/21/2020

CBC Docs POV The Mill

When the government of Nova Scotia announced that the Boat Harbour Effluent Treatment Facility would close on January 31, 2020, it was a huge win for the members of Pictou Landing First Nation. In 2014, a spill of untreated wastewater headed to the facility took place near a Mi’kmaq burial ground, prompting residents to set up a protest blockade that ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/13/2020

CBC Docs POV nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/12/2020

Enquête Imialuk: Tracing alcohol smugglers in Nunavik communities

The sale of alcohol is forbidden or severely restricted in Quebec's Nunavik region, but bootleggers are skirting the rules. They ship bottles of liquor with high alcohol percentages to sell at steep prices. These high-proof spirits are potentially lethal and can result in an upsurge in domestic violence, as well as physical and sexual assaults. Radio-Canada's Enquête follows the path ...
  • 2020
  • 00:28:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/10/2020

CBC News What is the Métis sash?

This news report takes a closer look at the history behind the Métis sash and its cultural significance to the Métis today.
  • 2020
  • 00:04:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/02/2020

CBC News Students Ask CBC News: COVID-19 worst-case scenarios, immunity, risk to young children

In this video, host Carole MacNeil discusses questions from high school students on COVID-19 with Dr. Lisa Barrett from Dalhousie University's Division of Infectious Diseases. This is the third in a series of videos that CBC News will be producing to answer questions from students across Canada.Teachers, if you know a high school student with questions about the global pandemic, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:07:52
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/27/2020

The National Indigenous communities divided over pipeline

A group of Indigenous communities want to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline to help alleviate First Nations poverty, while others say the pipeline could leak and poison the water in their communities.
  • 2019
  • 00:07:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/26/2020

CBC News Five terms to know regarding the Wet'suwet'en pipeline dispute

Here are five words you'll hear in the coverage of the Wet'suwet'en pipeline dispute and how to pronounce them.
  • 2019
  • 00:01:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Walking in Two Worlds

This film follows the story of Chloe Dragon Smith, a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is of Chipewyan and European heritage and she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. This northern upbringing shaped her values today.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Inuk Butterfly

Olivia Lya Thomassie is an Inuk woman following her path through art. Beading, photography and tattooing are her defense against prejudice and difficulty. This documentary explores her complex search for identity in the face of culture shock. Her resilience and her thirst for adventure mirror the flight of a butterfly in nature or in the immense urban landscape. In French ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Beyond Unceded Territories

Beyond Unceded Territories dives deeply into the perspective of artist and activist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. Yuxweluptun is one of Canada's most outspoken and influential contemporary artists. He is of Cowichan and Okanagan First Nations decent. His work is highly political and confronts issues of colonization, climate change and oppression head-on. He recently collaborated on a virtual reality film, Unceded Territories, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/12/2020

News in Review - April 2020 Pipeline Protests: Resource Development Challenges Indigenous Rights in B.C.

In early 2020, Coastal GasLink started work on a 670-kilometre, multi-billion dollar pipeline project designed to move natural gas from the B.C Interior to the West Coast. That pipeline goes through the traditional territory of the Wet'suwet'en people. The company claimed it had authority from both the province and 20 First Nations band councils, including five Wet'suwet'en Nation band councils. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/06/2020

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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