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BONES OF CROWS is a four-part one-hour psychological drama told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears, as she survives Canada’s residential school system to continue her family’s generational fight in the face of systemic starvation, racism, and sexual abuse.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$750,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
British Columbia
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Beginning in the 17th century, the arrival of European trade, technology and people in the lands of the First Nations radically altered the existing balance of power between Indigenous peoples and their rivals. Commerce and contact created new opportunities for ambitious nations to ascend to new heights of power, while bringing other ancient civilizations to the brink of extinction.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
British Columbia
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Set in Igloolik in 2021, the film follows Olivia, a journalist and filmmaker who returns to her community to present at a controversial upcoming mining hearing postponed during the pandemic shutdown. When she begins to have visions of her childhood friend Beverli, who mysteriously disappeared at the mine, her investigation raises questions about her family’s past, Inuit shamanism, and the effects of colonial gender violence on Inuit women.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$750,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Nunavut
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A

Led by the makers of the award-winning Taken and Ice Road Truckers, RECLAIM is a factual series focusing on today’s young Indigenous leaders who are not only making an impact in their communities, but doing so by reclaiming their culture. Each subject’s uplifting accomplishments, their victories over struggles in their own lives, and their presence as leaders in the world will be the focus of every episode of RECLAIM.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Manitoba
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

RED EARTH UNCOVERED is a half-hour documentary series where the host investigates Aboriginal linkages and relevance to both archeological discoveries and ancient myths and legends, such as Sasquatch, Werewolves and mythological beasts.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Alberta
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A

SPIRIT OF BIRTH is a 8-part half hour documentary series that gets up close and personal with the stories of Indigenous families across the country who are expecting a baby. The stories are told through the eyes of the midwives who are bringing Indigenous birth back to their communities.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$379,636.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Montreal
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A

Six Indigenous Adventurers embark on the journey of a lifetime, as they spend 25 days on the land, paddling dugout canoes through the mountainous Syilx territory in the Okanagan Valley. From day one they will need to rely on cultural teachings and the land to reach the end of their journey. During the course of their adventure, they will meet Syilx Elders and Knowledge Holders at various camps along the winding river, and secluded lakes, learning culture, language, and traditional Okanagan teachings to help them complete their journey.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Toronto
Program
Indigenous
Status
Contracted
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A

A group of Arctic animal friends learn how to recognize, name, and understand their feelings in healthy ways.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$703,648.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Children's & Youth
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Toronto
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A

The Au pays des Mitchifs documentary series features Mitchifs from Lake Manitoba taking Indigenous celebrities on adventures that are representative of their traditional way of life in the Saint Lawrence region. Through the curiosity and perspective of the celebrity guests, viewers will enter a unique world where hunting-trapping-fishing continues to be the mainstay of the local economy.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$415,300.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Manitoba
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Rich Interactive Media
Commitment
$199,485.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Development
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application
Round
1
Region
British Columbia
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1

The time has come for us, the Eleven First Peoples of Quebec and Labrador – the Abenaki, Anishnabe, Atikamekw, Cree, Innu, Inuit, Maliseet, Mi’gmaq, Mohawk, Naskapi, and Wendat – to tell viewers, in our own way and from our own point of view, our version of history. The goal of Laissez-Nous raconter is to restore our history and enrich the collective narrative of our heritage.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A

For Toi Flora is the story of an Algonquin brother and sister who were sent to an Indian residential boarding school in the 1960s and are now trying to make peace with their painful past. This dramatic mini-series weaves together their lives during and after their childhood to tell the tragic story of how a family was ripped apart and finally manages to heal itself in six 1-hour episodes.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$750,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Drama
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Quebec
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
French
Selection Round
N/A

In this 13 part ½ hour documentary series, CRAZY LIKE A LYNX provides a modern twist on the original award winning series ‘Fish out of Water’ (FOOW). LYNX follows hosts Don Kelly and Dakota Ray Hebert on an incredible journey across the country as they discover how Indigenous organizations, companies, programs and people are successfully thriving in today’s modern world as they attempt to live a day in their shoes.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Ontario
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
Indigenous
Selection Round
N/A

Unearthing the past to reveal the secrets behind the unsung Indigenous woman warriors and trailblazers of North American history, each half-hour episode tells the story of one remarkable woman by drawing a through-line of information via speaker testimony from historians, tribal elders and/or direct descendants. Just like in Season I, these unique perspectives are visually represented through a well-crafted blend of historical archive photos, motion comic animation and action packed re-enactments.

Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
N/A
Commitment
$550,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Production
Genre
Documentary
Delivery Method
N/A
Round
N/A
Region
Alberta
Program
Indigenous
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
N/A
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Development
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable
Round
1
Region
Quebec
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Software
Commitment
$400,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Marketing
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Physical Support
Round
1
Region
Quebec
Program
Limited Marketing
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$178,290.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Development
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable
Round
1
Region
Alberta
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
English
Selection Round
1
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Software
Commitment
$249,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Development
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application
Round
1
Region
Quebec
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Rich Interactive Media
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Development
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Downloadable
Round
1
Region
Ontario
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1
Fiscal Year
2020 - 2021
Content Type
Game
Commitment
$250,000.00
Envelope/Broadcaster
N/A
Activity
Development
Genre
N/A
Delivery Method
Application
Round
1
Region
Quebec
Program
Prototyping
Status
Decision
Language
Bilingual
Selection Round
1

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