Videos are listed chronologically by date added, beginning with the most recent
Trying to Save the World's Amphibians
All over the world frogs and hundreds of other amphibians are rapidly disappearing. The situation is so serious that some scientists believe we are witnessing the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs.
Parliament and the Election Question
In late September, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff announced that his party would no longer support Stephen Harper's Conservative government. That meant that the minority government could be defeated, unless the NDP or the Bloc Quebecois supported it.
Remembering Canada's War Dead
Series: News in Review: October 2009
On November 11th, many Canadians take a moment to remember the soldiers who died fighting for Canada. The main ceremony takes place at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, but many other ceremonies are held across the country.
Autism. Living with Difference
Series: News in Review: October 2009
Autism is a complex biomedical condition that is not yet completely understood. It can cause people to have trouble communicating or engage in repetitive behaviour. The traditional approach has been to try to treat it or cure it, but now some are questioning that emphasis.
Canada and the Swine Flu
Series: News in Review: September 2009
As the swine flu continues to spread around the world, Canada's healthcare system is stepping up its pandemic preparations. The H1N1 virus first arrives in Canada in the spring and health authorities expect many more cases this winter.
My FIH: My Future is Here
This video features interviews with young entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan including: Rachel Mielke of Hillberg & Berk (Regina); Bailey Krueger of Drop Dead Gorgeous Day Spa (Saskatoon); Jillian Bilawchuk of Jillian's Design Elements (Moose Jaw); Curtis Olson of Shift Development (Saskatoon); Carrie...
Living Forever: The Longevity Revolution
Series: Nature of Things
Scientists from around the world are racing to answer the question: Can we turn back the human clock? Gerontologist Michael Rose leads us through cutting-edge science in life extension: biotechnology, genetic research, therapeutic cloning and stem-cell research. Living Forever looks at what could...
Athabasca Sand Dunes with Sandra Meigs
Series: Landscape as Muse
Self-described "Gothic painter," Sandra Meigs travels from her Victoria home to remote northwestern Saskatchewan's enigmatic Athabasca Sand Dunes. Spanning almost 2,000 square kilometres, the isolated Dunes are Canada's largest active sand surface -- and the most northerly active dunes on Earth. ...
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...
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...
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.