The National Film Board website offers thousands of free videos and documentaries of every subject you could hope for! Click below to be directed to the Indigenous Peoples in Canada (First Nations and Metis) page, and from there you can select what topic might be most interesting to you. You can also find pages for subjects such as Children and Youth, Crafts, Families and Indigenous Peoples Outside of Canada… all for free!
APTN Kids offers several shows for free online streaming as well as printable colouring pages, mazes and other games. Some shows include Amy’s Mythic Mornings, Anaana’s Tent and Teepee Time. Good resource for younger kids!
On APTN Lumi you can find our favourite TV show here at TRACKS… Coyote Science! This adventures-in-science series shows Indigenous youth how cool science is as they learn from Indigenous scientists. You can find this show in their “Families Friendly and Kids” section.
APTN Lumi offers a free 5 day trial and then their premium content is $4.99 a month. If you choose to not pay after your 5 day trial, you can still access their limited streaming services.
This video is an hour and twenty minutes of teachings with Haudenosaunee Elder, Tom Porter. Sit down with this Elder to learn about Peacemaker stories and our place within the Earth. This video is best for older viewers such as high school students and parents!
Another great resource for many movies, shows, documentaries and interviews all about Indigenous experiences from across the country. A lot of these films would be better for older viewers but you can definitely still find something for the whole family. CBC Gem also offers free kid-specific shows for free.
Also through the National Film Board of Canada, these short films for younger learners are by Indigenous filmmakers from across Canada. Indigenous Cinema in the Classroom offers teachers, students and parents the opportunity to watch films selected from NFB’s collection of more than 250 Indigenous-made works. Here you can find playlists of these titles, grouping them by student age recommendation and professional development for teachers.
Raven’s Quest is a TV show that highlights on a different kid each episode. They each talk about their home communities and Indigenous cultures. This link will take you to a video that may just feature some familiar faces from Curve Lake! Search for “Raven’s Quest” through Youtube and you’ll find lots of other videos highlighting kid’s from across Turtle Island.