The Nature of Things Changing Ground

Members of the Stó:lo nation, a First Nations group in British Columbia, make an extraordinary journey into a remote corner of Papua New Guinea. They are invited by the Maisin, a tribe of about 2,000 living as their ancestors did at the edge of the rainforest. In the Maisin, these Stó:lo people will encounter a traditional culture, intact and thriving ...
  • 2000
  • 00:51:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

Man Alive Children of Zapata

Arthur Kent reports on the despair driving a peasant revolt in the Chiapas region of Mexico. Over 80 years ago, Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata fought and died for the rights of landless peasants and the Maya Indians. Today, his battle cry has been renewed. After the failure of peaceful demonstrations, the Mayan revolutionaries of Chiapas turned to a potent blend ...
  • 1994
  • 00:24:19
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - November 1993 Cigarette Smuggling: Beating the Tax

The economic and ethical issues of this story are explored and the impact on the Canadian economy of "sin taxes" is examined.
  • 1993
  • 00:10:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/1993

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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

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