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Film Studies

Indigenous Streaming Content

Criterion on Demand

Criterion-on-Demand represents a large number of feature film producers, including, but not limited to: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, DreamWorks SKG, Mongrel Media, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, The Weinstein Company, as well as a smaller number of independent producers.

Curio - Indigenous Studies

Curio.ca includes news reports, documentaries, and archival material. The portal has seven main subject categories – Arts, Business, Education, History and Geography, Health, Science, and Social Sciences.

Films on Demand - Native American Studies

Films On Demand is a Web-based digital video delivery service that allows you to view streaming videos. Ryerson has access to Master Academic Collection and World Cinema Collection. Master Academic Collection is a video collection of 39,000 titles. World Cinema has 1000+ foreign language films.

NFB - Indigenous Cinema

Discover the NFB's rich online collection of Indigenous-made films.

NFB Campus (National Film Board)

Online viewing of films produced by the National Film Board of Canada, including animation, documentaries, experimental productions, and alternative dramas. Explore subjects such as: "Indigenous Peoples in Canada (First Nations and Métis)," "Indigenous Peoples in Canada (Inuit)," and "Indigenous Peoples outside Canada," and more.

North American Indian Thought and Culture

North American Indian Thought and Culture contains approximately 119,000 pages of text and images. Included are biographies, auto-biographies, personal narratives, speeches, diaries, letters, and oral histories. With 100,000 pages of content, including biographies, autobiographies, oral histories, reference works, manuscripts, and photographs, the database presents the life stories of American Indians and Canadian First Peoples in their own words and through the words of others.

Indigenous Filmmaking

APTN Internship & Work Experience

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network provides paid internship and work experience opportunities to Indigenous post-secondary students.

APTN Scholarship Program

The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network offers scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, or Métis students living in Canada.

Canada Council for the Arts: Aboriginal Media Arts Program

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to reaffirming and revitalizing its relationship with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada. The Canada Council believes that an approach that respects First Nations, Inuit and Métis artistic expression, cultural protocols, Indigenous rights and Indigenous worldviews will stimulate First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists, artistic practices, and communities.

Canadian Media Fund: Indigenous Program

The Indigenous Program which forms part of the CMF’s Convergent Stream supports the growth of Indigenous production. The CMF recognizes the unique circumstances of the Indigenous production community.

Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting: Aboriginal Peoples' Program

Government of Canada - Canadian Heritage funding for Aboriginal broadcasting societies to produce and distribute audio and visual content in the north. Originally established as part of the federal government’s Northern Native Broadcasting Policy.