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Finding Our Way

This video examines the struggles of two First Nations in the Carrier territory in British Columbia. In The Contagion of Colonisation, viewers will learn the historical context behind the First Nations groups circumstances. High Noon in Burns Lake focuses on the Ts'il Kaz Koh First Nation (Burns ...

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Almighty Voice. Episode 9

Series: Looking Back
Almighty Voice slaughters a government cow to feed his family in 1895 and becomes one of Canada's most wanted outlaws when he kills a Mountie during his escape.

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A Mother's Earth

Series: Wapos Bay
This award-winning series, produced in Cree, English and French, uses stop-motion animation to portray life in a fictional northern Saskatchewan community. It focuses on issues and events in the lives of children and their supportive families in this traditional Cree community. The adults guide t...

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Damn Dam. Episode 8

Series: Looking Back
Prince Albert is forced into bankruptcy because of an ill-conceived plan to build a massive dam on a nearby river.

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Nelson Mandela

This video provides an overview of Nelson Mandela's activism and struggles for equality. Nelson pays a heavy price to become the first Black president of South Africa. He is imprisoned for 27 years for fighting against apartheid. After his release from prison, Nelson leads his political party in ...

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The Life and Death of Jack Layton

On August 22, 2011, Jack Layton dies of cancer at his home in Toronto. His death shocks many Canadians and leaves the New Democratic Party aimless just three months after becoming the Official Opposition. This video looks at the life and death of Jack Layton and what his death could mean for his ...

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Prayer of Peace. This is Our Home: Standing for Freedom in Burma

This short video accompanies the full length documentary called "Prayer of Peace: Relief and Resistance in Burma's Way Zone."

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Just a Walk (Dakota Version)

This story follows the adventures of Chuck, who sets out on "just a walk." Chuck has many adventures during his walk. He sinks to the bottom of the river, a badger chases him up a tree, an eagle carries him by the seat of his pants and a hawk takes Chuck to a big cloud. Arriving home to his worri...

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Byron Through the Seasons

Produced by the students and teachers of Ducharme Elementary School in La Loche, this story highlights aspects of Dene culture that were vital in the past and are still important today. On a visit to school, Grandfather Jones describes activities such as fishing and hunting, moccasin sewing and c...

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Understanding Canadian Government

This program provides examines the federal and provincial governments. The hosts discuss the differences in government structures, the powers that each have, and the roles that each play in Canadian democracy.

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Jay Dzeko

This series provides viewers with 'a week in the life' of the new face of Canada. Jay Dzeko fled war torn Bosnia and came to Moose Jaw where he set up a taxi business, the Golden Years Transportation Company. While his new life in Moose Jaw has not been without a few challenges, Jay is very pleas...

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The Uprising of Libya

Moammar Gadhafi ruled the North African country of Libya for more than 40 years. In February, 1011, the wave of protest that sweeps through the region catches up with him. There is a popular uprising and a vicious civil war erupts. This video examines the fighting and its impact on the rest of th...

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An Epidemic of Bullets. Episode 13

Series: Looking Back
An epidemic of bullets ordered by the Prime Minister kills off most of the elk in Prince Albert National Park in 1959.

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Supporting the Troops. Episode 6

The video investigates the importance of supporting the fighting forces through the merchant marine that transported many resources required to fight the enemy in the Second World War.

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Important People in My Community

This video begins with a pictorial review of some typical Canadian communities and then two young hosts take viewers on a field trip to visit various people they would find working in a community. Among those visited are a farmer, a dentist, a fireman, a police officer, a doctor, a Canada Post wo...