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Library and Archives Canada Tom Longboat is Cogwagee is Everything

In the early 20th century, no spectator sport captivated the world like long distance running. And no runner captured the hearts of Canadians like a Six Nations Indigenous man by the name of Cogwagee in the Onondaga language, or Tom Longboat in English. From his victory at the 1907 Boston Marathon, where he shattered the previous world record by five ...
  • 2019
  • 01:03:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

CBC News Looking Back: Sitting Bull's Mountie

The famed Sioux Chief seeks refuge in Canada and is befriended by the Mountie assigned to watch over him.
  • 2001
  • 00:06:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The White Man Governs

The federal government executes eight Indigenous people in Canada's largest mass hanging in order to "teach Indigenous people a lesson."
  • 2001
  • 00:05:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Qaunaq Palluq / ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ (Inuktitut)

Qaunaq Palluq tells a story about his parents travelling to another camp during winter and an avalanche that struck as they stopped for a break. When Mary plays this story for Qaunaq’s wife Igah Palluq, Igah shares more about how the family survived the ordeal and the hardship that followed. ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐ ᐃᓚᖏ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᒫᕐᑎᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᕐᓇᖓ ᐊᐃᒡᒐ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᓱᓂᐅᑉ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:31:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Another Unknown Man / ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖑᑎᐅ (Inuktitut)

Another unknown man from our archives shares his knowledge on the various types of snow, their names, and the differences between them. Mary hopes listeners recognize the man’s voice and can help her connect with his family. ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖑᑎᐅ ᐊᑎᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ ᖃᐅᔨᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᒍᒪᕗᖓ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᐳᑎᐅᑉ ᑕᐃᒎᓯᖏᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᖏᓐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᑖᓱᒪᐅᑉ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑑᑉ ᐃᓚᖏᓐᓂ ᓈᓚᑎᑦᑎᓯᒪᒍᒪᕗᖓᓗ.
  • 2020
  • 00:21:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Unknown Woman / ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᑎᖓ (Inuktitut)

An unknown woman from our archives retells a story she was told about the Qallupilluk: a creature that would capture children and pull them into the sea. The tale is told to discourage kids from playing on floating ice, and Mary wants to know if listeners can help identify our storyteller. ᐊᕐᓇᖅ ᐊᑎᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ, ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᖃᓪᓗᐱᓘᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄ, ᐊᒪᕐᓯᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᓪᓗ. ᓯᒃᔭᕐᓯᖃᑕᕐᑐᓄ ᐅᓕᒃᑲᐅᒥᕆᔭᖓ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Isaaki Padlayat / ᐊᐃᓴᑭ ᐹᑦᓚᔮ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ (Inuktitut)

Isaaki Padlayat talks about how Inuit had a simple life before outsiders arrived. No matter how much hardship there was, Inuit were comfortable with their ways. When Mary reaches Isaaki’s younger brother Josepi Padlayat, Josepi tells her that his late brother believed Inuit had the skills to survive. ᐊᐃᓴᑭ ᐹᑦᓚᔮ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖃᓚᐅᕐᑎᓇᒍ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᑦᓯᐊᓚᐅᕐᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ. ᐊᐃᓴᑭᐅ ᓄᑲᖓ ᔫᓯᐱ ᐹᑦᓚᔮ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᑉᐸᐅ ᐅᖃᕐᓱᓂᓗ ...
  • 2020
  • 00:53:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Stephen Kootoo / ᓯᑏᕙ ᑰᑑ (Inuktitut)

Stephen Kootoo tells a story about how hunters knew when the conditions were right to go hunting. When Mary plays the story for Stephen’s daugher Leetia Kootoo, Leetia talks about how she was taught this knowledge by her father. ᓯᑏᕙ ᑰᑑ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᖃᓄᖅ ᐊᓄᕇ ᐊᐅᓚᓂᕆᕙᑕᖏᓐᓂ. ᓖᑎᐊ ᑰᑑ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᑕᖓ, ᐃᖃᐅᒪᓂᖃᓚᐅᕐᑐ ᖃᓗ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕆᓚᐅᕐᑕᖏᓐᓂ.
  • 2020
  • 00:26:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Unknown Man / ᐊᖑᑎ ᐅᓕᒃᑳᕐᑐ (Inuktitut)

An unknown man from our archives tells a story about how to interpret the wind, and the things it can tell you. Mary asks listeners to help her find the name of the storyteller. ᐊᖑᑎ ᐅᓕᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᖏᓐᓇᑯ, ᐊᓄᕆᐅᑉ ᐱᐅᓯᖓᓂ ᐅᓂᑳᕐᑐ, ᓈᓚᑐ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓂᕐᐸᑕ ᑭᓇᐅᓂᖓᓂ ᖃᐅᔨᑲᖅᑎᑕᐅᒍᒪᕗᖓ.
  • 2020
  • 00:16:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Nauya Tassugat / ᓇᐅᔭ ᑕᓱᒐ (Inuktitut)

Nauya Tassugat tells a story about working hard, getting your dogteam ready and the importance of helping others. When Mary plays the story for Nauya’s daughter Rebecca Panikpa, she remembers the caribou and seal skin clothes she wore as a girl, and the work her dad did to harvest those animals. ᓇᐅᔭ ᑕᓱᒐ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑐ ᐊᖅᓱᕉᑎᐅᕙᓚᐅᕐᑐ, ᕿᒻᒥᓂᓗ ᐸᕐᓇᐅᑎᖃᕐᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᖃᑎᒌᓐᓂ ᐱᒻᓚᕆᐅᓂᖓᓂ. ...
  • 2020
  • 00:25:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Simonie Alainga / ᓴᐃᒨᓂ ᐊᓚᐃᖓ (Inuktitut)

Simonie Alainga tells a story about the oddities he’s observed with shadow people and little people. When Mary plays the story for Simonie’s son, Pitseolak Alainga, he tells her how Simonie did most of his storytelling and teaching on the land. ᓴᐃᒨᓂ ᐊᓚᐃᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᕐᑎᓗᒍ ᑕᕐᕆᐊᓱᐃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓄᒐᒍᓪᓕᒐᐃᑦ ᒥᑦᓵᓄ ᐅᖃᐅᓯᖃᕐᑎᓗᒍ. ᓴᐃᒨᓂᐅ ᐃᕐᓂᖓ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᐸᐅ ᐊᑖᑕᖓᑕ ᐅᓕᒃᑳᖓᓂ. ᐱᑦᓯᐅᓛ ᐅᖃᖅᓯᒪᔪ ᐊᑖᑕᖓ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖃᑕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᒦᖃᑕᓚᐅᕐᓂᖓᓂᓗ.
  • 2020
  • 00:44:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021

News in Review - December 2020 Remembering Joyce Echaquan: Systemic Racism in Canada’s Health Care

Calls for the Quebec government to recognize and address systemic racism within the province were revived by the death of Joyce Echaquan, an Atimatekw woman who filmed as nurses at a hospital in Joliette hurled racist slurs at her before she died. Joyce’s family has announced a lawsuit and a criminal complaint against the hospital. Meanwhile, Quebec premier Francois Legault ...
  • 2020
  • 00:12:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2021

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News in Review - December 2020 Lobster Wars: Nova Scotia's Fishery Dispute

Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia are locked in a dispute over the right to fish. Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation say that the Mi’kmaq people are within their rights to catch and sell lobster to earn a “moderate livelihood” as outlined by a 21-year-old Supreme Court decision. But non-Indigenous fishers say they are breaking the law ...
  • 2020
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2021

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This Hour Has 22 Minutes Mi'kmaq lobster

Lobsters, nature's most delicious excuse to eat a bowl of melted butter. But these sea demons aren't the only ugly thing in Nova Scotia's fisheries.
  • 2020
  • 00:03:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/24/2020

CBC Short Docs Ru-tsu

Ru-Tsu follows snowboarder Tamo Campos on an educational journey to learn about his Japanese ancestry and his activist roots. Through reflections with his grandfather, award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki, this personal film dives into themes of intergenerational trauma, passionate activism, and a family’s deep love of nature. This film is a rare look inside the family of one ...
  • 2020
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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