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Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages

Series: The National
Arvid Charlie is working to preserve the Hul'qumi'num language. Across Canada, over 88 First Nations languages are bordering on extinction. Talking to his mother, Arvid documents the language in written form. His nephew inputs the Hul'qumi'num word and English meaning on the computer. Together, t...

Stolen Children

Series: The National
After decades of waiting, Aboriginal Canadians receive a formal apology from the federal government on June 11, 2008. This event in Canadian history recognizes the loss of culture caused by the church-run residential schools that thousands of Aboriginal children were forced to attend. It also ack...

Hana's Suitcase

Series: The National
The National produced a documentary based on CBC journalist Karen Levine's book Hana's Suitcase: A True Story. The book depicts a Japanese school teacher, Fumiko Ishioka, who decides to use the Holocaust as an educational tool. Using the suitcase of Hana Brady, a young girl who was sent to Auschw...

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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