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Walking Alone

A young man describes how his experiences led him on the path to a healthier lifestyle. When Shawn Bernard started a rap group, he never dreamed it would turn into an Aboriginal gang. He became a drug dealer and lived a high-risk lifestyle that ultimately led to tragedy. Shawn raps about the stru...

Two Spirited

This program is about a gay man who followed his passion for women's jingle dancing and sewing costumes. This young man faced rejection from an Elder at a Kamloops pow wow, but managed to recover his self-esteem. It also tells of the history of two-spirited people in the First Nations culture. Tw...

His Guidance Okiskinotahewewin

This short film examines a drummer's personal relationship to the drum, from his first encounter with a powwow drum and how that experience changed his life, to its role as a spiritual mentor and guide. For this proud drumkeeper, the drum is a way of life and a means of maintaining a strong conne...

Brain Gains: Better Grades Through Fitness

Series: The National
The National visits an inner city high school in Saskatoon, SK, where teacher Allison Cameron tests the theory that vigorous daily exercise improves academic performance. City Park Collegiate is considered a high school of last resort for kids who haven't been able to make it anywhere else. The G...

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Aboriginality

Aboriginality re-imagines the strength and spirit of First Nations culture through narrative mediums that connect urban First Nations youth to their rural ancestral histories. Dallas Arcand, world champion hoop dancer and hip-hop artist, is inspired by both new and traditional elements of First N...

ati-wîcahsin (It's Getting Easier)

In ati-wîhcasin (It's Getting Easier) filmmaker Tessa Desnomie celebrates the life and times of her grandmother, Jane Merasty. Born and raised on the trapline, this Woodlands Cree woman witness's significant changes over her 80 years.

O Mother, Where Art Thou?

O Mother, Where Art Thou? by filmmakers Paul John Swiderski takes stock of his adoptive family and the security and well-being that they have always provided for him. However, he begins to wonder about his biological family.

Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children

Life Givers: Honouring Our Elders and Children is a film by Janine Windolph that testifies to the need to grieve and to honour the memory of loved ones.

The Power of a Horse

In The Power of a Horse, filmmaker Cory Generoux deals with the scars that racism left on his life - both as its recipient and perpetrator.

The Ghosts of Futures Past: Tom Berger in the North

The Canadian Arctic is one of the world's last great wilderness regions and is facing pressures concerning natural gas exploration. The Mackenzie Valley Pipeline, the largest construction project in Canada in more than a century, will bring natural gas from the Far North to Alberta's Tar Sands fo...

Gene Boy Came Home

Eugene "Gene Boy" (pronounced Genie Boy) Benedict was raised on the Odanak Indian Reserve, Quebec. At age 15, he left home to work construction in New York State. At age 17, he accepted a dare to enlist in the US Marines. A few months later, he was at the frontlines of the Vietnam War. This film ...

Manitoba Bees with Aganetha Dyck

Wild and domestic bees are an integral part of the worlds food supply, helping to pollinate 30%-50% of what we eat. Manitoba artist, Aganetha Dyck, installs found objects, drawings, paintings and sculptures into living beehives where they are altered and completed by her winged collaborators. Aga...

Boggy Creek with Joe Fafard

Chronicling our past and giving shape to our cultural identity, sculptor Joe Fafard is a prominent figure in Canadian art. Working at his Saskatchewan farm near Boggy Creek, Fafard creates iconic sculptures. As common-place as cows, dogs, sheep and horses might seem, these domesticated animals sp...

The Buffalo with Adrian Stimson

The Buffalo, nearly exterminated in North America in the 1800s, now exist almost exclusively as farmed herds. This program focuses on Blackfoot artist Adrian Stimson who feels an inherent connection to these majestic beasts. He is inspired by the Plains landscape and takes viewers on a scouting t...

Migration with Jane Ash Poitras

Jane Ash Poitras, a renowned Dene/Cree artist travels in Alberta; demonstrating her colourful artwork and discussing her roots, the importance of a positive relationship with the environment, First Nations spirituality, and history. Beginning in the Milk River Valley, Jane photographs ancient pet...

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