Indigenous Youth

This collection takes a closer look at the hopes, experiences and challenges of Indigenous youth in Canada today. Among the topics examined are cultural identity, community engagement, education, the environment and relations with law enforcement.

  • 2017
  • 9-12
  • 36 Titles

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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

CBC News First Nations Teen Told Not to Smudge Before School

"I smudge just to make myself feel good and to hope me and my family have a good day... I use it to send prayers out and to stay positive." An Aboriginal teen challenges his school's policy over a sacred aboriginal tradition. The 17-year-old Manitoba teen lost a younger brother to suicide last year and he says smudging — the ...
  • 2014
  • 00:01:40
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 08/18/2014

CBC Short Docs Follow the Rock

For the last 50 years, First Nations from across B.C. have come together to battle on the basketball courts of the Pacific Northwest. But the All Native Basketball Tournament is more than a competition. Nations don’t just bring their best basketball players — they bring their cultures as well. The tournament inspires young Aboriginal players from all over B.C., producing ...
  • 2017
  • 00:07:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/21/2017

Ideas Human Rights and Today's Aboriginal Children and Youth

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is British Columbia's Representative for Children and Youth. She believes the welfare of aboriginal children is a human rights issue. In the 2013 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, Turpel-Lafond makes the case there's been little progress on the human rights of First Nation's children in today's Canada. The 2013 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture is presented in collaboration with ...
  • 2013
  • 00:54:00
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

The National John A. Macdonald's Complicated Legacy

John A. Macdonald's complicated legacy is sparking heated debated over whether to remove his name from schools. Many Canadians are asking, how do we honour Canada's first prime minister while acknowledging his role in creating residential schools?
  • 2017
  • 00:09:43
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/11/2017

News in Review - March 2003 Jordin Tootoo: Hockey Night in Nunavut

Jordin Tootoo is a young Inuit hockey player from Nunavut who’s trying to fulfill his major-league dreams. News in Review has his story and takes a look at how hockey is played in Canada’s most northern territory.
  • 2003
  • 00:13:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2003

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The Art Show Joshua's White Pine

Joshua spends the day with Arnold Jacobs, an Indigenous artist on the Six Nations Reserve, where he learns the importance of art in preserving culture.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:05
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/16/2017

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  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]