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
  • 30 Titles

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The National Teacher's Challenge: Seven Days in a Struggling School

Prince Rupert’s Roosevelt Park Elementary School recently found itself at the bottom of the list in the Fraser Institute’s ranking of BC elementary schools. In response, principal Steve Riley invites Mark Kelley to take a closer look at his troubled school. In his short tenure, Mark comes up against some tough questions. In a primarily First Nations community with severe ...
  • 2006
  • 00:25:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2016 The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids​

Suicide rates among Indigenous youth in Canada, who are five to six times more likely to take their own lives than non-Indigenous teens, are reaching epidemic proportions. The CBC’s Nick Purdon follows cultural awareness teacher Kerry Muswagon on a goose hunt with students from Mikisew school in Cross Lake, Manitoba. He believes if he teaches the students about their culture, ...
  • 2016
  • 00:15:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/19/2016

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  • NIR-16-10 - The Cross Lake Experiment: Reaching Indigenous Kids

News in Review - February 2017 The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey

There are big problems in Canada’s remote northern communities keeping kids in school. Many drop out, turning instead to alcohol, drugs or worse. Recently, one school board in northwestern Ontario came up with a solution to get kids engaged. It made hockey a part of the physical education curriculum. Dubbed the “Hockey Academy,” the program is now in three schools ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/20/2017

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  • NIR-17-02 - The Sioux Lookout Solution: ​Playing ​Hockey Not Hookey

CBC Short Docs Twilight Dancers New

A group of Indigenous teenagers from Pimicikamak Cree Nation use square dancing to help heal from the trauma of a suicide epidemic in their remote Manitoba community.
  • 2017
  • 00:16:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The National Wab Kinew on La Loche and Discrimination Against First Nations Children

Wab Kinew discusses the recent school shooting in La Loche, Saskatchewan and a ruling that Canada discriminates against First Nation children.
  • 2016
  • 00:07:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2017

The Art Show Warren's Beadwork

Warren’s home is on Six Nations Reserve and one of his favourite activities is making beadwork for traditional ceremonies in the longhouse.
  • 2017
  • 00:05:09
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 11/16/2017

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