The Pass System

Best History Documentary Program or Series

The Pass System exposes a little-known part of Canada’s hidden history of segregation. For over 60 years, the Canadian government knowingly and illegally forced many First Nations to carry a pass when leaving reserve, cutting them off from their children in residential schools. Indigenous Elders tell stories of living under and resisting this system, narrated by acclaimed actor Tantoo Cardinal.
Alex Williams, James Cullingham
Channel (Broadcaster):
APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network)
Production Company:
Alex Williams / Tamarack Productions