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News in Review - February 2017 The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey

There are big problems in Canada’s remote northern communities keeping kids in school. Many drop out, turning instead to alcohol, drugs or worse. Recently, one school board in northwestern Ontario came up with a solution to get kids engaged. It made hockey a part of the physical education curriculum. Dubbed the “Hockey Academy,” the program is now in three schools ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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As It Happens Attawapiskat's New School

At last the people of Attawapiskat are getting a new school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school there was condemned for toxic contamination. As It Happens speaks with Chelsea-Jane Edwards, one of the people who campaigned hard for the school. Chelsea co-founded Shannen’s Dream, a campaign for safe, comfortable schools and equitable education on reserves across Canada. The campaign ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

CBC News Life Under Construction

Those who qualify must overcome past traumas, fight addictions and manage complicated parenting challenges to find success. Can Cory, whose mother was killed by his alcoholic father, put his traumatic past behind him to move forward? Can a single mother of three, Marylou, juggle her family responsibilities with a career? Will expectant father Colten conquer his drug and alcohol habits in ...
  • 2012
  • 01:30:22
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/24/2014

CBC News An Urban Aboriginal High School

This CBC News report from Waubgeshig Rice introduces an Ottawa school that is finding out that flexibility and culture are crucial to turning out graduates. Vanessa Snowboy is one of 35 students enrolled at Ottawa’s Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School, run out of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. She speaks Cree freely with other classmates who are also ...
  • 2013
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/14/2014

Ideas Human Rights and Today's Aboriginal Children and Youth

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is British Columbia's Representative for Children and Youth. She believes the welfare of aboriginal children is a human rights issue. In the 2013 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Turpel-Lafond makes the case there's been little progress on the human rights of First Nation's children in today's Canada. The 2013 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture is presented in collaboration with ...
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

The Fifth Estate Stories from the River's Edge

Each year hundreds of Aboriginal students in Northern Ontario are forced to leave their families and homes to pursue something the rest of the country takes for granted — a high school education. The Fifth Estate presents an extremely up-close and personal look inside the lives of students and staff at the Dennis Franklin Cromarty First Nations High School in ...
  • 2011
  • 00:41:15
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Reds, Whites & the Blues

In this highly regarded CBC Newsworld documentary, also known as Reading, Writing and the Rez, four savvy teenagers take us to their white high schools and show us why most Native kids from reserves don’t graduate. Kiki, Chelsey, Jordan and Marcus live on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an urban Indian reserve in the shadow of Vancouver. The odds of finishing high ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013