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The following films and TV shows are available for free
from the National Film Board, CBC, the National Centre
for Truth and Reconcilation, and others.
(CBC content may require a free login and will display ads) 

Freedom Road 

National Film Board (2019)

Freedom Road is a five-part documentary series that tells the inspiring story of Shoal Lake 40 Anishinaabe First Nation
and their battle to build a road, after their community was forcibly relocated and cut off from the mainland over 100 years ago,
so that water could be diverted to the city of Winnipeg.

Six Miles Deep 

National Film Board (2009)

This short documentary offers a portrait of a group of women who led their community, the largest reserve in Canada, Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve, in an historic blockade to protect their land.

Is the Crown at War with Us?
National Film Board (2002)

In this feature-length documentary by Alanis Obomsawin, it's the summer of 2000 and the country watches in disbelief as federal fisheries wage war on the Mi'kmaq fishermen of Burnt Church, New Brunswick. Why would officials of the Canadian government attack citizens for exercising rights that had been affirmed by the highest court in the land?

No Turning Back 
National Film Board (1996)

This film follows the aftermath of the Oka crisis, which brought Indigenous rights into sharp focus. After the barricades came down, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples was created, and travelled to more than 100 communities and heard from more than 1,000 representatives. For two-and-a-half years, teams of Indigenous filmmakers followed the Commission on its journey.

A Nakoda father searches his upbringing for wisdom on parenting in a colonial world.

Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

Susan navigates her identity as a queer Mohawk minister as she finds herself nominated for the position of Moderator of The United Church of Canada.

A true crime documentary series focusing on solving the mysteries behind Canada’s missing and murdered women.

Comedian Ryan McMahon travels Ontario’s colonization roads learning about their impact on First Nations and settlers.

Every Child Matters: Truth - Act 1
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

Every Child Matters: Reconcilation - Act 2

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation