Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

Winner of the Human Rights Reporting award from the Canadian Association of Journalists / Journalists for Human Rights, cbc.ca/beyond94 is an immersive website on the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation CommissionThe Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of  the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In 2015, it released a report that included its Calls to Action – instructions to guide governments, communities and faith groups down the road to reconciliation. CBC’s Beyond 94 monitors the progress of that journey.

Created by the CBC Indigenous Unit, cbc.ca/beyond94 allows students to track outcomes on the Calls to Action, learn more about the residential school(s) that operated near their communities (explore the interactive map) and discover concrete examples of how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians can work together. The project is a living resource as new documentaries, residential school survivor stories, ideas and community-based action around reconciliation are added.

A curated selection of Beyond 94 video content, as well as other videos on the theme of reconciliation, are featured in this collection – along with the Beyond 94 teacher guide.

  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • 33 Titles

Included in this collection

Ideas The Enright Files: Aboriginal Canadians and What Society Owes

In conversation with Judge Murray Sinclair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and six longtime observers of the situation facing Aboriginal Canadians, Michael Enright asks if Canada can ever get this situation right.
  • 2010
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/14/2014

The Secret Life of Canada The Indian Act

What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:43:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2019

The National The Politics of Stereotypes

In the wake of the report and recommendations released by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, The National's Sunday Talk panel examines the continuing impact of negative stereotypes for Indigenous people in Canada. What is the damage done by these stereotypes? Are old ideas standing in the way of reconciliation? Panelists include: Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief at The Walrus; John Moore, talk radio host ...
  • 2015
  • 00:12:45
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2015

The National The Road to Reconciliation

What does reconciliation look like? CBC's Duncan McCue reports on the personal response to the idea of reconciliation in one B.C. community. For the many trying to figure out what reconciliation looks like and how we can move forward, perhaps look no further than the unique relationship between John and Nancy Denham, a non-Aboriginal couple, and their drum teacher Terry Aleck, a residential ...
  • 2015
  • 00:07:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/10/2015

Canadian History: A Conversation Treaties, Reconciliation and Indigenous History in Canada

How well do Canadians know Indigenous history? What role did treaties play in forming our country? Are the stories told through truth and reconciliation changing our understanding of Canadian history? Moderated by award-winning journalist Duncan McCue, host of Cross Country Checkup on CBC Radio, the panel includes Ry Moran, National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation; Cynthia Wesley-Eskuimaux, Lakehead University; and Eldon Yellowhorn, ...
  • 2017
  • 00:54:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

The National Trudeau exonerates wrongfully convicted Chief Poundmaker

In the hills of west-central Saskatchewan, on the reserve that bears the name of a revered and wrongly convicted First Nations leader, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau set right a historic wrong: exonerating the Cree Chief Poundmaker and recognizing his true legacy.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Wab Kinew: Full Interview (Part 1 of 2)

Why are stereotypes of Indigenous people so prominent in Canada? Why is it so hard to get non-Native Canadians to pay attention to the experiences that Indigenous people have endured? Wab Kinew talks with George Stroumboulopoulos about some of the problems facing Canadian society and suggests some possible solutions. Part 2 of the interview is available here.
  • 2012
  • 00:11:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

CBC News What is Jordan's Principle?

Advocates say it's high time the federal and provincial governments address the inequalities facing First Nations children in health care once and for all.
  • 2017
  • 00:00:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/17/2018