To accompany our readings lists, I thought it would be useful to share a list of multimedia resources for anyone looking to learn more about Indigenous rights in Canada through podcasts, videos and other media.
I hope you find it informative and helpful. It's a work in progress, not a comprehensive list. I would welcome your suggestions.
Here's a list of excellent podcasts covering a variety of important topics.
- Warrior Life Podcast
- Porcupine Podcast
- RAVEN DeBriefs
- Red Man Laughing
- The Red Road Podcast
- One Dish One Mic
- The Secret Life of Canada
- All My Relations
- The Henceforward
- The Red Nation Podcast
- Indigenous Action Podcast
- This Land
- Coffee with My Ma
- New Fire
- Warrior Kids Podcast
I'm grateful to have been a guest on a couple of them.
- Lifting the Lie of Denial: RAVEN DeBriefs with Bruce McIvor
- Indigenous Law, Consent, and Reconciliation with Bruce McIvor - Porcupine Podcast
We also launched our own podcast this year featuring conversations on the defence of Indigenous rights!
Film & Video
Check out the National Film Board's Indigenous cinema collection.
Here are some of my personal recommendations.
- Dancing Around the Table
- Colonization Road
- Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life
- Doctrine of Discovery: Stolen lands, Strong Hearts
- Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
- nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
- Supreme Law
Check out these informative channels on YouTube.
- Yellowhead Institute - Critical policy perspectives in support of First Nation jurisdiction
- Pam Media - Insight and Analysis on Current Issues in Indian Country
- University of Victoria Indigenous Law Research Unit
- Revitalizing Canada's Indigenous Constitution (UNDRIP): Centre for International Governance Innovation
Indigenous Foundations also offers lots of valuable resources developed by the First Nations Studies Program at UBC, including a video lecture series on governance and land claims.
Truth & Reconciliation
Here are some helpful resources relating to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, including a video reading of the TRC Final Report.
- Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future, Summary of the TRC Final Report: Web Version
- Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
- National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation - YouTube
- Reconciliation Syllabus: a TRC-inspired gathering of materials for teaching law
Lectures & Courses
Here are a couple free online courses on Indigenous rights in Canada.
- Law 340: Indigenous Lands, Rights and Governments by Professor John Borrows
- Indigenous Canada: Open Online Course on Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada | University of Alberta
Lastly, here is the syllabus for my previous course on current issues in Aboriginal law at UBC, including some additional resources like lecture presentations and YouTube clips.
Bruce McIvor, lawyer and historian, is principal of First Peoples Law Corporation. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Allard School of Law where he teaches the constitutional law of Aboriginal and Treaty rights. Bruce is a proud Métis from the Red River in Manitoba. He holds a Ph.D. in Aboriginal and environmental history and is a Fulbright Scholar. A member of the bar in British Columbia and Ontario, Bruce is recognized nationally and internationally as a leading practitioner of Aboriginal law in Canada.
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