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FILM 388: Indigenous Film and Media


“In its final report, Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission underlined the critical role of culture in expanding our understanding of ourselves and our history, exposing truths and laying the groundwork for renewed relationships between Indigenous and nonā€Indigenous Canadians: ‘Creative expression can play a vital role in this national reconciliation, providing alternative voices, vehicles and venues for expressing historical truths and present hopes.’” - National Film Board of Canada

Links to film streaming services through the library:

Non-library film resources:

News Media

Aboriginal Multi-Media Society
Produces the national newspaper Windspeaker, as well as Raven's Eye, Alberta Sweetgrass, Ontario Birchbark, and Saskatchewan Sage newspapers.

Anishinabek News
Published by the Union of Ontario Indians.

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is a Canadian television network that provides programming made by, for and about Indigenous Peoples and issues.

CBC News Indigenous
CBC News site that deals with Indigenous issues including news stories, video and podcasts.

Espaces Autochtones
A Radio-Canada site to unveil, explain and understand Indigenous realities.
Independent news website that covers Indigenous news from Atlantic Canada.

Muskrat Magazine
An online Indigenous arts, culture, and living magazine that honours the connection between humans and Indigenous traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary.

Nunatsiaq News
Weekly newspaper published since 1973 that serves Nunavut and the Nunavik region of northern Quebec. For additional Inuit media sources see Caninuit, a list of newspapers and newsletters compiled by Trent University.

Wawatay News
Ontario's First Nation Voice since 1974. The Wawatay Native Communications Society serves the communication needs of First Nations people and communities of Nishnawbe Aski Nation through the distribution of a monthly newspaper, daily radio programming, television production services and a multimedia website that seeks to preserve and enhance Indigenous languages and cultures in northern Ontario.

Windspeaker, established in 1974, is Canada's most widely circulated Indigenous news publication.

Other news sites

Canadian Newsstream
Access to current Canadian news content with archives as far back as the 1970s, from over 360 news sources. Newspapers including The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star along with newswires and broadcast transcripts in full-text format.


Access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. More than 2,000 American, Canadian and international papers from 100 countries in 56 languages.