Canada: The Story of Us War of Independence (1812-1813)

Fearless, ingenious, and for the first time — united. The War of 1812 is Canada’s War of Independence. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat Americans join together to fight for Canada. Features stories/events include: attacking Fort Detroit, the burning and Battle of York, Laura ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

The Art Show Warren's Beadwork

Warren’s home is on Six Nations Reserve and one of his favourite activities is making beadwork for traditional ceremonies in the longhouse.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:09
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/16/2017

The National Warriors Against Violence

Half of aboriginal men who abuse women were themselves abused. The National's Duncan McCue looks at a group that is helping men change abusive behaviour. The talking circle is the heart of Warriors Against Violence, a prevention program founded on the belief that the best way to end family violence in aboriginal communities is to help men heal.
  • 2015
  • 00:17:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

News in Review - April 2017 Water Crisis: Living With Contaminated H2O

Most of us expect to turn on a tap and have clean, drinkable water flow out. But in many places in Canada and the United States the drinking water is contaminated. The hardest hit areas are indigenous communities. In fact, 71 indigenous communities in Canada do not have access to safe tap water. We look at two Ontario communities: one still ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

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We Are Canada We Are Canada, Episode 6

Putting seed production back in the hands of the small farmer; preserving the stories of Residential School survivors; and building cameras for a new frontier of ocean discovery. In this episode: Adam Gobi, Jane Rabinowicz and Ry Moran.  
  • 2017
  • 00:44:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/25/2017

The National When Climate Change Hits Home

Lennox Island may be a canary in the coal mine when it comes to climate change. Rising sea levels, storm surges and coastal erosion threaten the very existence of the Mi'kmaq nation that calls the island home. This PEI Indigenous community is working hard to protect their land, homes, cultural artifacts, burial grounds and infrastructure.
  • 2016
  • 00:11:48
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 01/13/2017

The Nature of Things When Is Enough, Enough?

Underneath one of the greatest freshwater deltas on earth is one of the richest oil deposits in the world. This documentary examines the world's limitless thirst for oil and how a small Cree band found itself in the fight of its life. World-renowned scientist David Schindler joins the band, casting a warning about the plunder of resources.
  • 2003
  • 00:44:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things When Less Is More: Alberta Tar Sands Exploration

In a poignant look at the Alberta Tar Sands project and the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, David Suzuki investigates the development of the largest oil deposit outside of Saudi Arabia, the environmental impact, and effects on the local Mikisew Cree First Nations population. This program explores the effects of oil sands development on local and global environments, and on ...
  • 2006
  • 00:41:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: A People's History When the World Began

The opening episode of this 17-part documentary ranges across the continent, looking back more than 15,000 years to recount the varied history of the first occupants of the territory that would become Canada. From the rich resource of native oral history and archeology come the stories of the land's first people - how dozens of distinct societies took shape, and ...
  • 2000
  • 01:48:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National White Privilege: Does It Exist?

Recent U.S. grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers for killing black men Michael Brown and Eric Garner have sparked outrage and protest. They've also brought to the fore questions about the difference between how whites and minorities are treated. The National assembles a panel of political commentators who try to parse some difficult questions. Is white privilege ...
  • 2014
  • 00:13:38
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/22/2014