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100th Anniversary of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building

This video outlines Saskatchewan's political history and how the legislature came to be built in Regina. Historical photographs, documents and interviews with politicians and historians enrich this documentary and shed light on what the legislative building represents in Saskatchewan's history an...

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The Basketball Game

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Tar Sands: Canada for Sale

Tar Sands: Canada for Sale captures the intersecting storyline of a remarkable cast of characters eager to cash in on the oil boom in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Washington lobbyists, pipefitters from Newfoundland, Chinese investors and Norwegian industrialists descend on tar-soaked Fort McMurray, a ...

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Mad Cow, Sacred Cow

This video examines the connection between the Mad Cow crisis, the farm crisis and the global food crisis. Anand talks about how he reveres beef and not in the traditional Hindu way; he likes it on his plate. When his son Owen, is born, Anand wants to learn more about the food on his table. He tr...

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This program examines what it means to be a First Nations person in the 21st century. Dene, Cree, Blackfoot and Métis communities explore how First Nations values are transferable to life today. Culture, language and storytelling are crucial to positive identity formation for people of all ages.

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Remembrance Day

The First World War came to be known as the "War to End All Wars." Airplanes joined mounted cavalry to defend the same front line. The war ended on November 11, 1918. Remembrance Day is set aside to honour soldiers, who sacrificed their lives, in the past, present and the future. This teacher's g...

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The Great Soul Rush. Episode 44

Series: Looking Back
Anglican and Catholic missionaries rush to convert Aboriginal peoples in northern Saskatchewan to their particular brand of Christianity.

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Sitting Bull's Mountie. Episode 43

Series: Looking Back
The famed Sioux Chief seeks refuge in Canada and is befriended by the Mountie assigned to watch over him.

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The Regina Riot. Episode 42

Series: Looking Back
This is an eyewitness account of the 1935 On-to-Ottawa trek and the Riot that ended it.

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The Debden Miracle. Episode 41

Series: Looking Back
Every single soldier from Debden who left to fights in World War II returns safely after the parish priest makes a deal with God.

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The French Counts of Whitewood. Episode 40

Series: Looking Back
French aristocrats flock to Whitewood and try to recreate their extravagant lifestyles, but their farms and businesses fail miserably.

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The Welwyn Massacre. Episode 39

Series: Looking Back
One of the "home children" who comes over from England commits a brutal crime of passion in a small Saskatchewan hamlet in 1910. (Content caution)

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The Accidental MLA. Episode 38

Series: Looking Back
Saskatchewan's first female MLA is elected to replace her late husband in the legislature and ends up doing nothing to promote the women's movement.

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The White Man Governs. Episode 37

Series: Looking Back
The Federal Government executes eight Indians in Canada's largest mass hanging in order to teach Indian people a lesson.

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The Missing Recipe. Episode 36

Series: Looking Back
People in Saskatchewan do not know what to do with the salt cod that the Maritimes sent as relief supplies during the Depression.