National Indigenous History Month at TVO
National Indigenous History Month

Amplifying Indigenous voices

National Indigenous History Month offers an opportunity to reflect upon Indigenous histories, cultures and contributions to society. It's a welcome reminder of the resilience of Indigenous Peoples and the richness of their experiences, as well as the ongoing journey toward truth and reconciliation.

On this page, you'll find a selection of programming and resources from TVO Today, TVOkids and TVO Learn that build understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities.

For additional information, view the TVO statement on National Indigenous History Month.

Community, creativity and resilience

Explore the following TVO Today documentaries, videos, articles and podcasts featuring Indigenous stories. Watch a playlist on YouTube.

Has Canada achieved reconciliation?

This video from NDN POV explores the journey toward reconciliation in Canada, and how different groups interpret its meaning and significance.

TVO Arts: Christi Belcourt

The Wisdom of the Universe is an intricate 2014 painting by Métis artist, author and activist Christi Belcourt. Learn about the artist and her creative process.

Oji-Cree speech makes history

Kiiwetinoong MPP Sol Mamakwa’s speech marked the first time a language other than English or French had been allowed by officials in Queen's Park.

Tanya Tagaq in performance

Bridging landscapes, stories and songs with pain, anger and triumph, avant-garde Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq is at her most powerful in Ever Deadly.

TVO Original Beautiful Scars 

This acclaimed documentary follows the personal journey of rock star Tom Wilson as he discovers his true identity as a Mohawk man. 

Indigenous approaches to architecture

TVO Original From Earth to Sky explores the work of accomplished Indigenous architects, including world-renowned Anishinaabe architect Douglas Cardinal. 

Listen to an episode of the TVO Today podcast The Art of Sovereignty

Hosts Chris Beaver and Shelby Lisk explore the lives of eight First Nations artists whose art reclaims their voices and identities in a country that tried to silence them. Listen to the full series.

10-part dramatic series 

Produced in association with APTN,  Unsettled features an impressive lineup of Indigenous talent in front and behind the camera.

First Contact series

This TVO Today series immerses non-Indigenous Canadians in Indigenous communities to engage in constructive dialogue. 

TVO Today opinion article

Drew Hayden Taylor’s opinion article for TVO Today considers the challenge of applying a single term to refer to a diverse population.

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Music, traditions and land

Enjoy learning opportunities for children in the following TVO Learn resources and TVOkids content. 

TVOkids playlist

Watch a special playlist featuring episodes from beloved TVOkids series like Wolf Joe, Raven's Quest, It's My Party and more!

Wolf Joe online game

Play Wolf Joe and the Seven Teachings Wheel on to explore Anishinaabe teachings through kid-friendly adventures. 

Relationships to the land 

This Grade 5 Learning Activity encourages reflection on our relationships with land and water, including a spotlight on Indigenous-led conservation practices.

Indigenous artwork

Learn about painter Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland art style in this Grade 7 Learning Activity. You'll also discover Métis beadwork, as represented in the works of Christi Belcourt.

How can we do more?

TVO is committed to amplifying Indigenous stories, perspectives and issues. We want to hear your thoughts on what resonates most with you and how we can do more to support insightful learning experiences for Ontarians.