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The famous First World War poem In Flanders Fields has been translated into Cree and Dene, or watch it translated and spoken in Cree by Dolores Sand. National Indigenous Veterans Day is Nov. 8.Read More
We Matter believes Indigenous youth are healers and changemakers, and with the right support and resources, can be the ones to inspire and uplift other Indigenous youth and their communities! Visit the website to watch videos from Indigenous role models, check out resources, and engagement in activities.Read More
The rights of First Nations children take centre stage in We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice. The documentary follows the historic court case filed by the Assembly of First Nations and the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada against the federal government, and filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin exposes generations of injustices endured by First Nations children living on reserves and their families.Read More
Everything is Connected is a documentary project led jointly by the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society of Saskatchewan (SISS) and Iskwewuk-E-wichiwitochik. The project highlights how intergenerational trauma and the separation of Indigenous children from their families are connected to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.Read More
The Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference, gives survivors a platform to share their voices and teachings with the hope of inspiring respectful engagement and meaningful inclusion of Indigenous peoples’ within the community, and the creation of resources and tools needed to create culturally respectful organizations.
Sessions from the 2021 Wîcihitowin Conference have been made available and put onlineRead More
Watch this video by the team at Wanuskewin Heritage Park: Bannock and Learning with Chef Jenni Lessard and Cultural Interpreter Honey ConstantRead More
Future Pathways Fireside Chat series of videos from Indigenous role models in activism, the arts, community development, education, business, health, skilled trades, sports and more. They share messages of hope, resilience, and perseverance, while highlighting the lessons learned from their support systems, careers, and personal choices.Read More
Learn from Anishnaabe and Cree knowledge holders by watching the Visiting with Anishnaabe and Cree knowledge holders video series created by Nipissing University.Read More
What can three Elders, a producer and a filmmaker do during COVID times? They decided to meet every week for 12 weeks on the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples YouTube Channel. Meet the Kohkoms, Donna Lynn Lerat, Gloria Myo and Donna Merasty, as they learn about each other, share their stories, navigate a COVID-19 world, and take their first steps in to professional theatre.Read More
Watch, the Call for Equitable Indigenous Healthcare in Canada: Nation to Nation Collaboration. The film includes interviews with Indigenous traditional Knowledge Keeper Rose Richardson and her husband, healthcare patient Mayor Ric Richardson, as well as Director of Surgical Oncology at the University of Saskatchewan Dr. Gary Groot.Read More
Survivors and children of survivors of the Saskatoon Survivors Circle shared their stories of residential school and what Orange Shirt Day means to them in this 2020 initiative. Watch their stories
Thank you to Nutrien for their support and being our Community Investor on this project and to the Saskatoon Survivors Circle for their willingness to share difficult truths.Read More
Brown Town Muddy Water honours the relationship between Indigenous people and the meeting place known as The Forks.
This film chronicles musicians who shaped Winnipeg’s main street in the 1960’s like the late Percy Tuesday, Errol Ranville and Billy Joe Green. For the emerging urban Aboriginal community, echoes of home sounded through music, dance, story and gatherings. Peoples lived experiences of emergence, segregation, racism, camaraderie and resistance are as resilient as the downtown streets of Winnipeg. The professional musicians that grew up on this notorious strip paved the road to success for forthcoming generations of Indigenous artists.Read More
In the documentary Birth of A Family, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.
Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.Read More
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is the permanent home for all statements, documents, and other materials gathered by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Learn more about their work.
The centre created this video to explain their work keeping the issues of Truth and Reconciliation alive.Read More
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network has many Indigenous children’s TV shows to choose from, including for example Louis Says, a show about an Aboriginal elder who speaks mostly Cree and a 10-year old boy who speaks only English. Some episodes can also be watched online.Read More
Heartspeak is about sharing stories that inspire and providing inspirational educational media to support well-being and success. In this segment, Senator Murray Sinclair (Chair, Truth & Reconciliation Commission) provides background on the history of residential schools and the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. He highlights the need to teach the history and intergenerational impact of residential schools and our shared responsibility to forge a new relationship of mutual respect and trust.Read More
“Heritage Minutes” by Historica Canada offer a brief glimpse into the making of Treaty 9, presenting it from the perspective of historical witness George Spence, an 18-year-old Cree hunter from Albany, James Bay. Look in This Land for more comprehensive information on treaties.Read More
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is the source for Indigenous content–from movies to programs to news.
Inspired by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in 2014, this list of Indigenous films is a great starting point for a journey into Indigenous cinema history: Indigenous Film Trailers.
Everyone, at some point in their journey of Reconciliation, needs to read the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Or connect here to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report to read other sections and excerpts.
We have included this action in every category and every path on this website as a reminder of how important it is for us to understand the history and path of Reconciliation in our country.Read More
It’s a call for a nation-wide commitment to Reconciliation. After six years of hearings and testimony, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission put forward 94 recommendations to address the “cultural genocide” of Aboriginal peoples through Canada’s residential school system. Listen to interviews on CBC’s As It Happens to hear from the CommissionersRead More
The Heritage Minutes are a collection of bilingual Canadian 60-second short films, each depicting a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. First released in 1991, they have been shown on television, in cinemas and online, and have become a part of Canadian culture.Read More
Think Indigenous was a conference in March 2018 that sought to “[inspire] change through Indigenous knowledge, story, and education.” The conference offered educators from all backgrounds the opportunity to work together in the enhancement of Indigenous Knowledges & Change. Watch the speakers online and see what they learned.Read More