The National Teacher's Challenge: Seven Days in a Struggling School

Prince Rupert’s Roosevelt Park Elementary School recently found itself at the bottom of the list in the Fraser Institute’s ranking of BC elementary schools. In response, principal Steve Riley invites Mark Kelley to take a closer look at his troubled school. In his short tenure, Mark comes up against some tough questions. In a primarily First Nations community with severe ...
  • 2006
  • 00:25:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

CBC News Reds, Whites & the Blues

In this highly regarded CBC Newsworld documentary, also known as Reading, Writing and the Rez, four savvy teenagers take us to their white high schools and show us why most Native kids from reserves don’t graduate. Kiki, Chelsey, Jordan and Marcus live on the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, an urban Indian reserve in the shadow of Vancouver. The odds of finishing high school are against ...
  • 2006
  • 00:45:03
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Stolen Children Must-See

After decades of waiting, Aboriginal Canadians received a formal apology from the federal government on June 11, 2008. This landmark event in Canadian history recognized the loss of culture caused by the church-run residential schools that thousands of Aboriginal children were forced to attend. It also acknowledged the physical and sexual abuse that many suffered in those institutions. Stolen Children explores the ...
  • 2008
  • 00:48:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Residential Schools

Native Canadians are demanding the federal government act on recommendations of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Among the many recommendations is one that would redress a terrible injustice: residential schools. Native Canadians want to heal the wounds inflicted by those schools, but they say that can't happen until the government apologizes for its involvement and accepts responsibility. Many Native ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National North of 60: Life in the North – Traditions and Culture (Part 1 of 2)

The first of the two-part North of 60 series is comprised of five short documentaries that examine the traditional world of the Inuit and the efforts being made to preserve their unique cultural heritage. 
  • 2005
  • 00:39:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National North of 60: Life in the North – Real Challenges, Real Life (Part 2 of 2) Must-See

The second of the two-part North of 60 series is comprised of six short documentaries that look at modern day life and the harsh realities of living in the North, exploring such issues as housing, health care and the high cost of living.
  • 2005
  • 00:35:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things The Salmon Forest Must-See

Discover 400 kilometres of spectacular remote wilderness, stretching from Vancouver Island to Alaska. It is the largest intact temperate rainforest on earth – more than twice the size of Switzerland. This is one of the most biologically diverse places on the planet and much of life here still remains secret and unknown. Millions of spawning salmon that support dense concentrations ...
  • 2001
  • 00:53:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Stolen Children: Truth and Reconciliation

June 2010 marked the first national hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, aimed at addressing the painful legacy of residential schools in Canada. First Nations, Métis and Inuit survivors began putting their stories on the official record as the Commission commenced its complex work. This collection of six documentaries from The National profiles Justice Murray Sinclair, Manitoba’s first Aboriginal judge and ...
  • 2010
  • 00:40:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Arctic Refuge: The Struggle Continues

Arctic Refuge visits the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, a desolate and beautiful landscape where oil development continues to threaten the livelihood of a people and a species. Native people of the area explain that development will be destructive to their traditional way of life which relies on the integrity of this vast wilderness. Oil lobbyists say there is ...
  • 1995
  • 00:45:38
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The Nature of Things Down to Earth

The program examines a number of outdoor education programs, such as Hood Ecologic, an inner-city environmental group that was started by four young students and Children of the Earth, the first native school in Canada to try to integrate traditional native teachings with academic course work. Children have much to teach us about maintaining a sense of wonder and respect ...
  • 1994
  • 00:45:53
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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