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Text that says Black History Month on a dark purple background is the National Film Board of Canada’s video streaming service and the primary source for Canadian film and media content across a wide range of subject areas. Films on this site can be streamed free of charge or accessed through the Library's subscription.

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Explore more videos on NFB's streaming service. Assiniboine students have access to subscription content through the Library.

Faculty and Staff

Explore more videos through NFB's streaming service, including content only available for download through the NFB CAMPUS for Educators side of our subscription. Contact the library for instructions on how to:

  • create your NFB CAMPUS for Educators account
  • create playlists for your students

Heritage Minutes

"The Heritage Minutes are a collection of bilingual Canadian 60-second short films, each depicting a significant person, event or story in Canadian history. First released in 1991, they have been shown on television, in cinemas and online, and have become a part of Canadian culture." - Historica Canada

Viola Desmond

"The story of Viola Desmond, an entrepreneur who challenged segregation in Nova Scotia in the 1940s." - Heritage Minutes

Richard Pierpoint

"At 68, a formerly enslaved Black Loyalist enlists men for the Coloured Corps, an instrumental company in the War of 1812." - Heritage Minutes

Maurice Ruddick

"An Afro-Canadian coal miner describes how he and his fellow workers survived eight days trapped underground during the 1958 mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia." - Heritage Minutes

Jackie Robinson

"Montréal Royals players and fans welcome the first African American player, marking the beginning of the end of baseball's colour barrier (1946)." - Heritage Minutes

Underground Railroad

"Enslaved African Americans escaped to freedom in Canada." - Heritage Minutes

Historica Canada


Africville was an African-Canadian village located just north of Halifax and founded in the mid-18th century. In the 1960s, it was demolished by the city in what many said was an act of racism. For many people, Africville represents the oppression faced by Black Canadians, and the efforts to right historic wrongs.

Art With Impact

These videos feature black youth exploring personal aspects of mental health.