Contemporary Indigenous Voices

This collection focuses on cultural awareness, traditional knowledge and the contemporary challenges facing Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples across Canada as we begin to explore reconciliation together. The collection touches on issues like adapting to climate change, overcoming the errors of colonialism, improving access to resources and services, building stronger local economies and more. The voices presented here – whether young people, women, elders, artists, advocates, entrepreneurs or educators – reflect the diverse perspectives within Métis, Inuit and First Nations communities. The collection also highlights the overarching importance of traditional territories and relationship with the land.

  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • 58 Titles

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ReVision Quest But Is It Art?

When people think of Aboriginal art, they often imagine soapstone carvings, Inuit paintings and beadwork. But beyond these stereotypes, Aboriginal artists are creating internationally renowned work that’s provocative, ironic and controversial.
  • 2009
  • 00:27:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/15/2013

CBC Arts CBC Arts Road to Reconciliation Panel Discussion

How can Chanie Wenjack's story make a difference? Following The Secret Path broadcast, CBC live-streamed The Road to Reconciliation, a special one-hour panel conversation hosted by Melanie Nepinak Hadley, with CBC's Jesse Wente, filmmaker Tasha Hubbard and National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation director Ry Moran, live from CBC's Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto.
  • 2016
  • 01:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/16/2016

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

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

CBC Short Docs Declutter

Reflecting on the long-term impact the residential school experience has had on her family, filmmaker Madison Thomas begins to understand why her mother is always cleaning. This short film gives insight into not only intergenerational trauma, but also intergenerational strength.
  • 2017
  • 00:04:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

The Exchange Dene Hand Games

Dene people have been playing traditional hand games for centuries, but in some areas that means women and girls aren't allowed to compete.
  • 2016
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/30/2017

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

News in Review - May 2005 Fast Forward: Growing Up in Nunavut

Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory, is celebrating its sixth birthday. It’s an exciting time for the estimated 30,000 residents of the territory. But it’s a difficult time too. Nunavut is experiencing some serious growing pains. Rapid change is causing social problems. Food prices are high, and there are not enough houses, hospitals or jobs. In this News in Review story we’ll ...
  • 2005
  • 00:14:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2005

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  • Fast Forward: Growing Up in Nunavut