Looking for something to do this Earth Day? While it might be difficult to get […]


Looking for something to do this Earth Day?

While it might be difficult to get out on the land today, why not join us as we watch documentaries, listen to podcasts and read articles that uplift Indigenous voices!

Earth day at CRE is not just April 22, it is every day and so, we encourage you to come back to this list as many times as you’d like! While exploring this list curated by CRE staff, we leave you with a question:

What of the promises to each other and to the land?

Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass

Charley Flyte: “I wanted to share this today, on Earth Day, to honor all of the beautiful abundance that gives us life.”
Source: The Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address (English version)

The film interweaves the reality of Inuit life with the story of their challenge to both the anti-sealing industry and those nations that mine resources on Inuit lands while simultaneously destroying the main sustainable economy available to the people who live there.
Source: Angry Inuk

What if this holiday season we fill our shopping baskets with only that which is needed and give something back in return?
Source: The “Honorable Harvest”: Lessons From an Indigenous Tradition of Giving Thanks

An examination of environmental racism, the film explores the disproportionate effect of environmental damage on Black Canadian and Indigenous communities in Nova Scotia.
Source: TIFF: There’s Something in the Water

The podcast Story-telling/ Story-listening was developed “as a way to help prepare for climate change (changes to land, water, living beings and inter-relationships).” Listen to the four episodes today!
Source: Story-telling/ Story Listening: Decolonizing Research

THE LAST ICE, tells the story of Inuit communities fighting to protect the rapidly disappearing Arctic that has been their home for centuries.
Source: Nat Geo TV: The Last Ice

When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, [I]ndigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life.
Source: PBS POV: Water Warriors
“In Episode 93, we talk to Kanienʼkehá:ka grassoots warrior and Onkwehón:we rights activist Ellen Gabriel who talks to us about the importance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and her views on the federal government’s Bill C-15 which intends to create a plan to make Canada’s laws compliant with UNDRIP.”
Source: Warrior Life Podcast
Canada has 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater and yet some Indigenous communities across the country have not had clean drinking water for decades. 
Source: Canadaland: Life In Canada Without Clean Water

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