The Nature of Things The Norse: An Arctic Mystery

Dr. Pat Sutherland has been working on the archeology of the Arctic for more than 30 years. Her expertise is the ancient native people who lived there. But along the way she started finding artifacts that didn’t fit —  pieces that weren’t made by indigenous hands, but by Norse traders, possibly as far back as a thousand years ago. Is ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/15/2014

News in Review - February 2008 The Oil Sands and the Environment

Alberta’s oil sands have transformed Canada into a world energy superpower. The profits are staggering, but so are the costs to the environment. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the effects of this modern-day black gold rush. We’ll also examine how the rising demand for oil is forcing the Alberta government to make some very difficult choices.
  • 2008
  • 00:17:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2008

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Firsthand The Oka Legacy

The Oka Legacy is a POV documentary that explores how the Oka Crisis has transformed contemporary Indigenous identity in Canada. Through Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau’s own personal journey, The Oka Legacy retraces the events that took place in her hometown in 1990 by talking with people who lived through the events firsthand, like Clifton Nicholas and Waneek Horn Miller, as well as ...
  • 2015
  • 00:44:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/01/2015

Canada: A People's History The Pathfinders

The Canadian west is opened by the great fur-trading empires of the Hudson's Bay and Northwest Companies, the native people who were their indispensable allies, and bold explorers and map makers who ventured from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Ocean and long-sought-for Pacific. Pierre Esprit Radisson defies a governor to take New France's trade far into the continent's interior ...
  • 2000
  • 01:47:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - December 1992 The Police and Changing Times

The interrelationship of police forces, government and citizens is examined in light of the conflict between the Ontario government and Ontario police forces.
  • 1992
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1992

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The National The Politics of Stereotypes

In the wake of the report and recommendations released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The National's Sunday Talk panel examines the continuing impact of negative stereotypes for indigenous people in Canada. What is the damage done by these stereotypes? Are old ideas standing in the way of reconciliation? Panelists include: Jonathan Kay, Editor-in-Chief at The Walrus; John Moore, talk radio host ...
  • 2015
  • 00:12:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2015

Jaxon and Song’s Maple Mystery The Raven

Where can they find a raven that soars, but never moves? The adventure takes Jaxon and Song over the Capilano Suspension Bridge and to the land of the Haida to find the answer.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:00
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 09/22/2017

The Nature of Things The Real Avatar

Under the shadow of the Cordillera del Condor mountains, and near where the mighty Amazon river begins, live the Awajun and Wampis peoples, a proud warrior nation never conquered by the Incas or the Spanish. Today they feel they are being invaded again, as Peruvian and Canadian mining companies aim to set up a gold mine on land these natives ...
  • 2011
  • 00:44:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National The Road to Reconciliation

What does reconciliation look like? CBC's Duncan McCue reports on the personal response to the idea of reconciliation in one B.C. community. For the many trying to figure out what reconciliation looks like and how we can move forward, perhaps look no further than the unique relationship between John and Nancy Denham, a non-Aboriginal couple, and their drum teacher Terry Aleck, a residential ...
  • 2015
  • 00:07:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

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