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
  • 65 Titles

Included in this collection

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

Teacher Guide(s)

  • 8th Fire Teacher Resource Guide

CBC Docs POV Birth of a Family

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017

CBC News Blind Spot: What Happened to Canada's Aboriginal Fathers?

It is a fact of life for many Aboriginal children in this country: their dads are absent. And if the statistics don't change, a growing number of First Nations boys will typically, and tragically, become absent dads themselves. In contrast to the efforts being made across the country when it comes to single Aboriginal mothers, this fatherlessness is a cycle ...
  • 2012
  • 00:45:21
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

On the Coast Bob Joseph: '21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act'

Long time CBC News host Gloria Macarenko speaks with Bob Joseph, author of a new book on the Indian Act, about how the act still affects Indigenous peoples today.
  • 2018
  • 00:08:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/15/2018

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