1491: Untold Stories of the Americas Before Columbus (documentary series)
Based on a book by the same title, this documentary series brings to life the complexity, diversity and interconnectedness of Indigenous peoples in the Americas before the arrival of the Spanish colonizer Christopher Columbus. Each episode will feature eight distinct documentary segments presented through a combination of interviews with prominent Indigenous interpreters and dramatic re-creations that expand on the theme of the episode that include the environment, architecture, governance, science and technology. Given the critical gaps in Canada’s history and institutional memory about Indigenous peoples, this series is essential for anyone interested in truly understanding the foundations of our identity as a country.
You can watch the entire series on APTN.