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The National The Road to Tuktoyaktuk

After years of a seasonal ice road and four years of construction, there will soon be an actual road to the Arctic Ocean. Journalist David Common looks at Tuktoyaktuk, a small predominately Inuit/Inuvialuit community of 800 people used to a life centered around the land. How will easy year-long access in and out change their lives for better and worse?
  • 2017
  • 00:05:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2017

Canada: The Story of Us The Canadian Experiment (1976-1999)

Canada seeks to navigate the complexities of its diverse population, keeping its borders open to those who have nowhere else to turn while trying to negotiate a new relationship with Indigenous peoples. This unique example of nationhood serves as an example for the world as Canada moves into the 21st century. Features stories/events include: the Vietnamese boat people, the Oka ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The Nature of Things Trapped in a Human Zoo Classroom Favourites

A forgotten diary tells the misadventures of Abraham and seven Inuit from Labrador, caught in the world of human zoos in Europe of the 19th century. Thirty-five thousand indigenous people from around the world were recruited for these zoos. 130 years later, two anthropological sleuths, team up to uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of these Inuit. A new chapter is ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/10/2016

Survive the Tribe Arctic Endurance

In one of the most extreme and frozen places on Earth, Hazen attempts to master the skills that have allowed the Inuit to survive in Arctic Canada for thousands of years. As he battles sub-zero temperatures, Hazen must prove himself by mastering a dog sled team and honing his igloo-building skills before he can join an elite Inuit hunter to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 2 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:54:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

Ideas Abraham's Diary (Part 1 of 2)

In 2007 Canadian Inuit representatives travelled to Europe to explain the seal hunt. They were not well understood. Another group of Labrador Inuit had gone to Europe more than a century earlier, in 1880. They were not well understood either. Displayed in the Berlin zoo, these eight "little eskimos" attracted viewers by the thousands. Chris Brookes tells the story of ...
  • 2009
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/19/2014

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Our Games: The Arctic Winter Games

Every year since 1970, athletes from around the circumpolar world have gathered for a week of friendly competition, camaraderie and cultural exhibition. This documentary profiles five athletes competing in the 2000 Arctic Winter Games – sports that have their origin in the Inuit and Dene culture. Teams from Canada, Alaska, Greenland and Russia gather for the week to compete in traditional ...
  • 2000
  • 00:49:08
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/27/2014

The Current Human Trafficking of Inuit Women and Girls

They don't even have a name for it in Inuktitut, but a new study says human trafficking of Inuit women and girls is an alarming trend that must be tackled. There are reports of families approached to sell babies, and Aboriginal youth between 11 and 14 lured with free trips south and then trafficked for sex. Anna Maria Tremonti hears ...
  • 2014
  • 00:22:39
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

The National Hands Across the Arctic: The Deaf in Remote Communities

It is something most of us take for granted – to be heard and to hear – but for close to one million Canadians this is not the case. For the deaf, the world is not only silent, it is isolating. In this National Magazine story, we see people who feel the isolation most intensely: those who live in Canada's far north. ...
  • 2000
  • 00:24:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013

8th Fire At the Crossroads

At the close of the series, we meet young Aboriginals preparing to change the future, determined to light the 8th Fire and build a new relationship with Canada. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people take us through ways to shed the colonial past and build new pathways in education and economic development. This is all in pursuit ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Now Town At the Top of the World

A government experiment dropped a community into one of Canada’s most unforgiving landscapes. From the struggle to overcome those odds, the community of Grise Fjord has succeeded. What does it take to live in a place where it is dark half of the year and isolated all the time? Travel to Canada's most northerly non-military community. This program examines that ...
  • 2007
  • 00:43:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North

The Canadian Arctic, one of the world’s last great wilderness regions is facing new pressures: natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta’s Tar Sands, a hot spot for oil extraction and refining. Is there anywhere on Earth where we ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Inuit Odyssey

Inuit Odyssey follows Canadian Arctic anthropologist Niobe Thompson on a visually stunning journey across the North to trace the origins of the modern Inuit. In a circumpolar expedition stretching from the ancient hearth of Thule culture in Siberia, to the high Arctic home of the gentle Dorset people, and to the final battleground of the Thule and the Norse in Greenland, ...
  • 2009
  • 00:44:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Nunavut's Response to Kyoto

The government of Nunavut embraced the 1997 Kyoto Accord, signed by 160 countries, to stop global warming. The territory's leaders say climate change is ruining the Inuit way of life. Not everyone agrees. Some argue the new way of life lies in tapping the resources of the land. This conflict is causing a massive rift among the territory's people, forcing ...
  • 2002
  • 00:09:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Conquering Geography (Part 2 of 4)

From the beginning, air flight in Canada presented dizzying possibilities. It would link citizens across the country and make it possible to exploit Canada’s immense natural resources. But there were formidable hurdles to overcome. Follow the story of the Beaver, Canada’s solution to flying backcountry; of native communities taking command of their destiny by owning their own airline; of fighting ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:42
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Doc Zone Canada, Above and Beyond: Lifelines (Part 3 of 4)

Learn how the airplane has become an indispensable tool — literally a lifeline — to those living in isolation or danger. Canadian pilots, and the experts and equipment they carry, are saving lives around the world. Meet a Montreal pediatrician whose passion for flying helps her reach her many young patients in remote Northern communities. Travel with both our Disaster ...
  • 2009
  • 00:42:36
  • General
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 2007 Defending our Sovereignty in the Arctic

The dramatic shrinking of the Arctic ice cap this year has some experts predicting that the Arctic Ocean could be ice free in summer by 2013. That would open up sea lanes to shipping and allow for more extensive oil and mineral exploration. It would also force Canada to defend its sovereignty in the region. In this News in Review ...
  • 2007
  • 00:15:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2007

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News in Review - May 2005 Fast Forward: Growing Up in Nunavut

Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, is celebrating its sixth birthday. It’s an exciting time for the estimated 30,000 residents of the territory. But it’s a difficult time too. Nunavut is experiencing some serious growing pains. Rapid change is causing social problems. Food prices are high, and there are not enough houses, hospitals or jobs. In this News in Review story we’ll ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

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News in Review - October 2002 Survival of the Inuktitut Language

Through the forces of modernization, the Inuit in Northern Canada are losing their language. We follow attempts to connect people from all areas where Inuktitut is spoken in a campaign to revitalize and preserve their native means of communication.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2002

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News in Review - April 1999 Nunavut: Birth of a Territory

"From sea unto sea unto sea" takes on even more significance as 25 000 people, mainly native peoples, celebrate the birth of their new territory and a new government within the Canadian confederation. This special News in Review report documents the division of the former Northwest Territories into two separate legislative entities. Largely unknown to most southerners, Nunavut in many respects is ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/1999

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News in Review - November 1995 NWT Election: The North In Transition

The last election in the Northwest Territories before the creation of Nunavut is the point of departure for exploring Canada's northern regions.
  • 1995
  • 00:10:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1995

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