CBC News An Urban Aboriginal High School

This CBC News report from Waubgeshig Rice introduces an Ottawa school that is finding out that flexibility and culture are crucial to turning out graduates. Vanessa Snowboy is one of 35 students enrolled at Ottawa’s Urban Aboriginal Alternate High School, run out of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. She speaks Cree freely with other classmates who are also ...
  • 2013
  • 00:02:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/14/2014

CBC News Appropriation vs. Artistic Freedom

Prominent Canadian journalists came under fire for their reaction to a controversial editorial that dismissed the idea of cultural appropriation. Walrus editor Jonathan Kay and CBC film and pop culture critic Jesse Wente discuss the issue.
  • 2017
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

Survive the Tribe Arctic Endurance

In one of the most extreme and frozen places on Earth, Hazen attempts to master the skills that have allowed the Inuit to survive in Arctic Canada for thousands of years. As he battles sub-zero temperatures, Hazen must prove himself by mastering a dog sled team and honing his igloo-building skills before he can join an elite Inuit hunter to ...
  • 2014
  • 00:44:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/04/2016

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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

Cross Country Checkup Art and reconciliation

The Secret Path is a powerful film about an Indigenous boy who dies escaping a residential school. Does art — films, books and music — offer the best path to heal historical wrongs? Guests include Joseph Boyden, award-winning author of Three Day Road, The Orenda and most recently the novella Wenjack; Susan Aglukark, Inuk singer and songwriter; Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre for ...
  • 2016
  • 01:53:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/10/2016

CBC News Ask an Elder: What's an "Elder?" New

Wolastoqew reporter Nic Meloney interviews Mi'kmaw elder Bernie Francis of Membertou First Nation, N.S., about what he thinks makes an elder.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/22/2018

CBC News Ask an Elder: Winter Solstice in the Cree Tradition New

Anishinaabe reporter Lenard Monkman asked elder Wilfred Buck of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba to share the Cree story of the winter solstice.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:03
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/22/2018

8th Fire At the Crossroads

At the close of the series, we meet young Aboriginals preparing to change the future, determined to light the 8th Fire and build a new relationship with Canada. A fascinating range of artists, activists and business people take us through ways to shed the colonial past and build new pathways in education and economic development. This is all in pursuit ...
  • 2012
  • 00:43:19
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Calgary Eyeopener Athabasca Chipewyan blogger on Neil Young tour

Angelina Pratt, a blogger from the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, talks about her conflicted reaction to musician Neil Young's recent fundraising tour on behalf of her community. She discusses in particular her wish that the "Honour the Treaties" tour had discussed the treaty issues more, particularly given her concerns for her community's health and surroundings.
  • 2014
  • 00:07:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

As It Happens Attawapiskat's New School

At last the people of Attawapiskat are getting a new school. It's been 14 years since the former elementary school there was condemned for toxic contamination. As It Happens speaks with Chelsea-Jane Edwards, one of the people who campaigned hard for the school. Chelsea co-founded Shannen’s Dream, a campaign for safe, comfortable schools and equitable education on reserves across Canada. The campaign ...
  • 2014
  • 00:08:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/08/2014