Ideas Aboriginals and New Canadians: The Missing Conversation

The words "We are a Metis nation" open John Ralston Saul's recent book, A Fair Country. In the 2009 UBC-Laurier Institution Multiculturalism Lecture, he argues that aboriginal values have fundamentally shaped the character of Canadian society.
  • 2009
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

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

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

Canada: A People's History Adventurers and Mystics

Episode 2: 1540 to 1670 CE. With the search for the Northwest Passage and the expansion of the Grand Banks fishery, the New World soon becomes a destination for permanent European colonies, in Newfoundland and along the St. Lawrence. Samuel de Champlain begins his legendary journeys, and the precarious beginnings of New France are established. It is an era of unprecedented ...
  • 2000
  • 01:46:37
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Adventurers: A Story Told in Stone

The French Polynesian islands once housed thriving native populations that were tragically wiped out by European disease. The vines and trees of the jungles consumed huge stone cities that sprawled across the interiors of Tahiti, Raivavae and the Marquesas Islands. The structures remained forgotten until archeologist Edmundo Edwards rediscovered them. Now, with each swipe of his machete, Edmundo is bringing ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Adventurers: The Lost People of the Baja

Canadian paleo-pathologist Eldon Molto is leading the search for clues of the mysterious Pericu people of Baja California, Mexico — a fierce, independent tribe that disappeared over a century ago, after being exposed to European disease. They left virtually nothing behind but their bones. By using DNA, Molto is piecing together the story of the Pericu and along the way ...
  • 2008
  • 00:44:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Art Show Aleena & Dezlin’s Rattle

Aleena and Dezlin are from Six Nations Reserve. Their modern and traditional dancing demonstrates how art and dance can bridge cultures.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:01
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/20/2017

Crash Gallery Alter Egos and Ready-mades

The third episode of Crash Gallery brings together three completely disparate artists — Meaghan Kennedy, a piñata maker; tattoo artist Jeremy Glen; and Avis O'Brien, a traditional Haida weaver — to create self-portraits and reckon with their alter egos.
  • 2015
  • 00:21:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/12/2016

As It Happens Alvin Dixon on Residential School and Nutritional Experiments

Alvin Dixon remembered being so hungry as a child that he had to steal food. Mr. Dixon was a survivor of the residential school system, and a victim of a government-run malnutrition experiment. He died on July 20 at the age of 77. In his first year at a B.C. residential school, Alvin Dixon said he remembered finding it strange ...
  • 2014
  • 00:03:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014

The National Amber Tuccaro's Unsolved Murder

CBC News' Connie Walker has uncovered significant details in Amber Tuccaro's unsolved murder. A crucial piece of evidence in the unsolved murder was released to the public by police — a voice from the last phone call Amber received just before she was killed nearly five years ago. The RCMP says this was the only time in Canadian history it ...
  • 2015
  • 00:08:36
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/14/2015