Mansbridge One on One Cindy Blackstock

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Cindy Blackstock about her work advocating for the equal treatment and funding for aboriginal and First Nations children.
  • 2016
  • 00:21:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/04/2016

Man Alive Circle of Healing

In this powerful documentary, Man Alive returns to Alkali Lake, the extraordinary Aboriginal reserve that has overcome alcoholism. Now the community is struggling with an ugly secret hidden for generations under the alcoholic haze – child abuse. This explosive two-part documentary follows the process of family healing and reconciliation in this courageous community.
  • 1990
  • 00:51:13
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Clean water a luxury no more for remote First Nation New

Clean water will no longer be a luxury for a remote First Nation in northwestern Ontario, because for the first time in more than a decade, the community has a water treatment plant. Fixing First Nations' water problems has been a major promise from the Liberal government — but this is just one solution for one of the dozens of ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2018

The Nature of Things Code Breakers

When did the first peoples arrive in the New World? Until recently, anthropologists thought they had the answer. For decades, they believed that humans were unable to enter the Americas until the end of the last Ice Age. In this vibrant HD documentary, anthropologist Niobe Thompson opens a fascinating window onto new research overturning this longstanding theory. He works in ...
  • 2010
  • 00:44:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1992 Columbus: Hero or Villain?

Focusing on Columbus Day, the recent release of two movies about Christopher Columbus and the 500th anniversary of Columbus' "discovery" of North America, we will explore the political and social implications and the mythology of the anniversary.
  • 1992
  • 00:08:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1992

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CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 1 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:33:23
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

CBC Drama Special Conspiracy of Silence (Part 2 of 2)

A tragic and troubling true story which made headlines across the nation, this two-hour drama recounts the life of Helen Betty Osborne, a young Aboriginal student who was brutally beaten and slain in a The Pas, Manitoba town in 1971. Her murder remained unsolved for nearly 16 years, despite the fact that within days of the tragedy, rumours began circulating ...
  • 1991
  • 01:29:40
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/15/2015

The National Could a new approach to First Nations housing be a game-changer?

First Nations housing has been plagued with problems for decades. Now a new project is inviting one community to imagine and design their own homes, an approach that's radically different from the past.
  • 2017
  • 00:14:55
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/28/2017

The Fifth Estate Cross Lake: "This Is Where I Live"

Last winter, five young people killed themselves in the northern Indigenous community of Cross Lake, Manitoba. In the weeks that followed 140 more attempted suicide. Cross Lake declared a state of emergency. The Fifth Estate went to Cross Lake to find out why and spent nine months there, talking to people, filming – and giving young people their own cameras to tell ...
  • 2017
  • 00:59:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/26/2017

News in Review - March 1993 Davis Inlet: Moving from Misery

In January 1993, six children in the aboriginal Innu community of Davis Inlet attempted multiple suicide by inhaling gasoline fumes. All fortunately were rescued and those most at risk were removed from the community to Poundmaker’s Lodge, a native treatment centre near Edmonton. The footage of these children was broadcast nationally and sparked a new cross-country awareness of the tragedy ...
  • 1993
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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