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Telling Our Twisted Histories Savage

How did we go from 'noble savages' to 'dirty savages'? Over time, the meaning of the word has shifted from natural, free and pure to a derogatory word used to diminish us and cast us aside. Indigenous people were considered "uncivilized", synonymous with barbaric, bestial and cruel. This word has inflicted deep wounds and fuels prejudices to this day. Together, ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

Kiwew The future (Part 5 of 5)

David looks to the future and imagines how he will continue to connect with his Cree identity without his father by his side.
  • 2020
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew Cree awakening (Part 4 of 5)

David always felt he was different growing up, but it wasn’t until he was being teased one summer in the small town of Melita that he thought to question it. In this episode we hear how David, with the help of his father, begins to embrace his Cree identity.
  • 2020
  • 00:17:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew Born on the land (Part 3 of 5)

David's earliest childhood memory involves running down the hallway of his suburban Winnipeg home, whereas his father's takes place on the trapline, in Northern Manitoba. Despite these disparate beginnings, both have had to embark on their own journeys to reconnect with their Cree identities.
  • 2020
  • 00:18:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew A family mystery (Part 2 of 5)

David discovers a missing branch from his family tree – a great-aunt no one quite remembers, whose short life came to a tragic end. David pieces together the clues and makes some surprising discoveries.
  • 2020
  • 00:17:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew Effie (Part 1 of 5)

Host David Robertson explores the mysterious death of his great-aunt Effie and discovers that record-keeping, especially when it involves the lives and deaths of Indigenous people, is patchy, at best.
  • 2020
  • 00:19:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Canadian Race Relations Foundation Walking in Two Worlds

This film follows the story of Chloe Dragon Smith, a young Metis woman from the small northern city of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. She is of Chipewyan and European heritage and she grew up close to her Indigenous cultural values and learned traditional skills for living on the land. This northern upbringing shaped her values today.
  • 2020
  • 00:22:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020

The National McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community

Montreal's McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men's varsity sports teams – the Redmen – after Indigenous students, faculty and staff said the name is discriminatory.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

CBC News #Beyond94 – Inside the Pathways program at Bowden Institution

Every day is predictable at Bowden Institution, a medium-security prison near Red Deer, Alta, where routines are highly regimented. But things are different on the Pathways unit at Bowden. It's a program designed by Correctional Services Canada for Indigenous offenders who are serious about pursuing their healing journey, aimed at reducing Indigenous overrepresentation in Canada's prison system.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/18/2018

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

8th Fire Lighting the 8th Fire

In this 8th Fire Dispatch, Anishinaabe activist, scholar and mother Leanne Simpson explains the "8th Fire" prophecy and what needs to happen in the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada before it can be lit. Simpson is the author of Lighting the 8th Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and Dancing On Our Turtle's Back: Stories of ...
  • 2012
  • 00:06:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Wab Kinew: Full Interview (Part 2 of 2)

Why are stereotypes of Indigenous people so prominent in Canada? Why is it so hard to get non-Native Canadians to pay attention to the experiences that Indigenous people have endured? Wab Kinew talks with George Stroumboulopoulos about some of the problems facing Canadian society and suggests some possible solutions. Part 1 of the interview is available here.
  • 2012
  • 00:02:57
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

CBC Short Docs NiiSoTeWak: Two Bodies, One Heart

Cree teachings say that identical twins are born with two bodies, but share one heart. Meet Tapwewin and Pawaken, 10-year-old brothers trying to make sense of the world, their family and each other. The twins’ ancestry is rooted in Attawapiskat First Nation, Moshkekowok territory, yet they’ve lived most of their lives in urban centers. Their Cree identity is informed by ...
  • 2017
  • 00:16:20
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/22/2017

CBC Short Docs Jaat Sdiihltl'lxa: Woman Who Returns

Heather Hatch always felt something was missing in her life. When she turned 16, she discovered she was Haida. After visiting Haida Gwaii many times over the next 20 years, Heather realized she wanted to join her clan and receive her Haida name. Woman Who Returns follows her journey, from visiting the remote shores of her ancestors’ village to making a traditional ...
  • 2017
  • 00:14:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/20/2017

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

Ideas It Feels Like We're On the Cusp: First Nations and the Future of Canadian Citizenship

Part history lesson, part memoir, the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations takes to the stage to share stories of the people he represents and his own past. In his lecture titled It Feels Like We're On the Cusp, National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo sets out why he believes First Nations peoples are on the cusp of change. The ...
  • 2013
  • 00:53:59
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 02/13/2014

ReVision Quest Jesus vs. Nanabush

Darrell looks at religion and native people, exploring some of their different traditional beliefs.
  • 2009
  • 00:27:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

ReVision Quest Labels

Is it First Nations, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Native? Labels can be very political. ReVision Quest is back by popular demand with a whole new series of hilarious and provocative topics. First Nations comic and host Darrell Dennis tackles assumptions about his aboriginal culture with humour and personality.
  • 2009
  • 00:26:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/11/2013

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

ReVision Quest Ghetto-ization, or Assimilation?

Is affirmative action the model for all things native? From music awards to education, First Nations get their own categories.
  • 2009
  • 00:27:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2013

ReVision Quest Natives in the Military

Darrell wonders why so many Aboriginal men and women enlist to serve a country that has disenfranchised them?
  • 2009
  • 00:27:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/05/2013

Man Alive Healing Justice

Native peoples believe our justice system has failed them. Healing Justice looks at the native model of justice which is based on reconciliation and harmony rather than punishment. To find out how this system works and what we can learn from it, we travel to the remote Native community of Muskrat Dam and to the Aboriginal Legal Services in Toronto. ...
  • 1996
  • 00:24:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - March 2013 Idle No More: A Protest for Aboriginal Rights

What began as an online conversation about native rights quickly put Canada into the international spotlight as a movement called Idle No More popped up across the country. It was prompted by the federal government introducing Bill C‐45 which would have a significant impact on the lives of indigenous peoples.
  • 2013
  • 00:19:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/2013

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