8th Fire Whose Land Is It Anyway?

There's no getting around it. Land is the biggest sticking point in the relationship between Aboriginal peoples in Canada and the "settler" population. Who owns it, benefits from it, gets to say when, if and how it gets developed? These questions are all the more crucial because the lands in dispute sit on a treasure-trove of resources, which the world ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:13
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Current Why don't residential school survivors just get over it?: Murray Sinclair

To those who ask why Indigenous people don't just "get over" the residential school experience, Senator Murray Sinclair has this response: "My answer has always been: Why can't you always remember this?" Sinclair was speaking at one of The Current's public forum on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG).
  • 2017
  • 00:01:32
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The National Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages

Arvid Charlie is among the last generation raised speaking Hul'qumi'num, the Coast Salish language spoken by the Cowichan people in BC. Like most of the 88 aboriginal languages in Canada, Hul'qumi'num is teetering on the brink of extinction. For elders like Arvid, sharing and documenting the language is a race against time. Their work embraces new technologies so that the ...
  • 2009
  • 00:13:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Canada: The Story of Us Worlds Collide (pre-1608-1759)

Hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonizers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact. Features stories/events include: Turtle Island, Samuel de Champlain and early settlements, Wendat and Haudenosaunee, Filles du Roi, Radisson and Des Groseilliers, Plains of Abraham. Important note for teachers: This ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:16
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 04/06/2017

The Nature of Things Years from Here

This sequel to the documentary Changing Ground profiles the journey of members of the Maisin tribe of Papua New Guinea to B.C, where they visit the Stó:lo Nation. Both films reveal the moral, political and spiritual sophistication of the two communities, qualities lacking in Western society. The Maisin see in the Stó:lo a people who have risen above their losses, ...
  • 2002
  • 00:44:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/18/2013