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
  • 42 Titles

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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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  • Jordin Tootoo: Hockey Night in Nunavut

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

Teacher Guide(s)

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

CBC Short Docs Karihwanoron: Precious Things Must-See

A small community bands together around a Mohawk immersion school they founded to keep their language alive. Karihwanoron is a Mohawk immersion program that teaches Mohawk language, culture and philosophy. The school does not receive adequate financial assistance from the government — but with a little luck, creativity and the community’s support, it somehow always manages to raise enough money ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2017

CBC Arts Keep Calm and Decolonize: Walking is Medicine

In response to Buffy Sainte-Marie's call to "Keep Calm and Decolonize," legendary director Alanis Obomsawin follows the Nishiyuu walkers. These six young people and their adult guide made the trek from their James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui in Quebec all the way to Ottawa — a 1,600-kilometre journey whose roots date back millennia. At the heart of Obomsawin's film is the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:05:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/16/2018

The Art Show Kohen’s Pottery

Inspired by her Uncle Steve’s pottery, Kohen visits his pottery studio on Six Nations Reserve. There she creates her very own piece using her great, great grandmother’s original design.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:02
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/16/2017

Teacher Guide(s)

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

News in Review - February 2005 Neil Stonechild: The Boy in the Snow

In 1990, a 17-year-old aboriginal boy was found frozen to death on the outskirts of Saskatoon. His name was Neil Stonechild. Right from the start some people suspected that members of the Saskatoon police force had something to do with his death. But it wasn’t until October 2004 that a public inquiry concluded that the teenager had been in the ...
  • 2005
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2005

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  • Neil Stonechild: The Boy in the Snow

The National New First Nation firefighters train to protect their communities

New volunteer firefighter recruits from First Nations in northern Saskatchewan are training to help prevent losses in their communities during wildfire season.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2018