Eddy Robinson is an educator on Indigenous issues. In this web series called "First Things First," Robinson explains why asking "How Can I Help?" is not the right question. 

Produced by: Michelle-Andrea Girouard Manager, 
Digital Video: Hannah Sung 
Photos provided by: Eddy Robinson

Why do Indigenous topics cause such emotional discomfort?


 In her university-level classes, Pam Palmater often sees students cry, get angry, or surprised at the realities of racism in Canada. In this web series called "First Things First," Palmater explains how to handle emotions in difficult conversations. 

Produced by: Michelle-Andrea Girouard 
Co-produced by: Charnel Anderson 
Manager, Digital Video: Hannah Sung 
Photos provided by: Pamela Palmater 

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TVO Indigenous explores current affairs stories from Indigenous perspectives. Their video content spans topics about land, identity, life and politics, and helps to promote learning and deeper understanding of the issues impacting Indigenous communities.  Their goal is to amplify Indigenous voices in Ontario and surface truths, one video at a time. They strive to be friendly and fair in our coverage. They seek to build relationships and ask the questions you’re afraid to ask while sharing cultural pride, humour, and the many facets of Indigenous identities.