Resources & Publications | Videos
Messages from the Heart: Caring for our Children
With Dad: Strengthening the Circle of Care
Reclaiming Wholeness: Moving from Visions to Actions
Circles of Health: Sharing our Gifts
The National Collaborating Center for Aboriginal Health (NCCAH) has produced the above documentary videos.Access them here.
Crisis on Tap
Center for Aboriginal Health Research (CAHR) 2011
This documentary takes a critical look at the reality of the environmental public health challenge of providing access to safe drinking water, as expressed by First Nations peoples living in Canada.
NIMBY: Nukes in my back yard
part 1 http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/01/09/nimby-nukes-in-my-back-yard-part-1/
part 2 http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/01/09/nimby-nukes-in-my-back-yard-part-2/
APTN investigates. January 2012.
Civilized to Death
part 1 http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/01/23/civilized-to-death-part-1/
part 2 http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2012/01/23/civilized-to-death-part-2/
Aboriginal peoples suffer from some of the worse health and social stats of anyone in Canada. Many blame aboriginal peoples for their dismal living conditions yet health professionals point to the social determinants of health as the primary cause for these conditions. Things like poverty, racism, housing, access to healthy food and colonialism have long been recognized by experts as key causes of ill health.. Many Canadians believe that if aboriginal people would only assimilate into the dominant culture their problems would be solved, however, in Civilized to Death, APTN’s Kimlee Wong talks to experts who say the solutions lie elsewhere.
Salmon Farm Diseases and Sockeye
There is evidence that disease from the 70+ salmon farms on the migration route of Fraser sockeye represents the perhaps the biggest threat to our wild fish.This film illustrates the basic dynamics of salmon migration routes, diseases in farms and our governments role in the depletion of our most precious resource. produced by volunteer efforts. For more films visit CallingfromtheCoast.com. For Information on how to participate visit : SalmonAreSacred.org
The Scars of Mercury
This 1.5 hour documentary produced by Tadashi Orui explores the processes that threaten the destruction of a traditional and contemporary Indigenous hunting, fishing and gathering way of life, through residential schools, relocation, treaty violations, and clear-cutting, with a special focus on mercury poisoning.
TIPPING POINT (oil sands)
watch at http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/The_Nature_of_Things/1242300217/ID=1769597772
CBC Nature of Things Jan 2011
A two-hour documentary special focusing on First Nations, that goes to the heart of the conflict surrounding Alberta’s oil sands.
Chief Francois Paulette discusses the impacts of Tar Sands on Alberta Natives http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icvyckgYx5s
RING OF FIRE PART 1 and 2
watch at http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/10/18/ring-of-fire-part-1/
APTN Investigates Oct 2010
Untapped mineral wealth under the ground in Northern Ontario will be a boon for mining companies and the provincial government. But local First Nations worry the riches will all flow south, leaving their people to deal with the leftover environmental damage for generations to come. How are First Nations coping with this 21st Century gold rush? APTN Investigates looks into the Ring of Fire and measures the burning desire to benefit from this mass of minerals.
TOXIC OVERFLOW PART 1 and 2
watch at http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/09/20/toxic-overflow-part-1/
APTN Sept 2010
The contamination of many First Nations by unregulated landfills and dumps is a dirty story that has yet to be fully told. Aside from the mess you can see – and smell – the risk of groundwater pollution is probably the most severe environmental impact from these waste sites. Add an improperly engineered garbage dump and the results are more than toxic. Research is showing that we are passing down genetic differences that will make the next generation more likely to suffer from disease.
watch at http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/03/10/perspectives-on-the-environment-southcentral-mercury-pollution/
APTN March 2010
The people of Ontario’s Grassy Narrows First Nation are battling the severe health effects of mercury exposure. The emissions that polluted the watershed happened decades ago and the federal government says the water is now fine, but as APTN’s Melissa Ridgen discovered when she visited the community, the evidence suggests otherwise.
Boat Harbour, Nova Scotia (Industrial Pollution)
watch at http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/03/09/perspectives-on-the-environment-east-boat-harbour-nova-scotia/
APTN March 2010
The Pictou Landing First Nation has been fighting for more than 40 years to get the Nova Scotia government and industry to clean up the harbour. The water, which at one time featured pristine beaches, has turned black from all the pollution and is making people sick. APTN’s James Hopkin talks to the people in this Mi’kmaq community and to the tenth provincial minister to deal with the problem.
Aboriginal Children and the Enviroment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc66FdU_bjg&feature=related
The Disappearing Male Pt. 1
The male birthrate is on the decline globally – how much are chemicals to blame? (Part 1 of 5) http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/doczone/2008/disappearingmale/
The Beloved Community, film, 2006
In the summer of 2004, Canadian health researchers made a startling discovery in the Chippewa birth records for the city of Sarnia, an hour north of Detroit: for the past decade, female babies had been outnumbering male babies at a rate of 2:1. The Beloved Community looks at a Great Lakes oil town facing a toxic legacy head-on.