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Telling Our Twisted Histories Family Names

Where do the surnames O'Bomsawin, Mukash and Ikey come from? In our culture, names are powerful gifts given to us by our ancestors, highlighting a character trait that shows up at birth, or designating a life mission for each of us to embrace. But ever since settlers arrived on our shores, our names have been distorted, or flat-out fabricated. Together, ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2021

Telling Our Twisted Histories School

For over 150 years, Indian Residential Schools were one of the primary means by which the government assimilated us in order to “kill the Indian in the child.” These compulsory schools shattered our families, our languages and our cultures. This great pain was passed down from generation to generation and impacts our communities to this day. Together, we will decolonize ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2021

Telling Our Twisted Histories Reserve

We lived in balance with nature for thousands of years, inhabiting this land without borders or titles. We were relocated to tiny parcels of land, owned by the Crown, in order for colonial authorities to gain unhindered access to our lands. Today, we still dream about the vastness of our lands and waters. In this episode we'll decolonize the word ...
  • 2021
  • 00:24:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2021

Telling Our Twisted Histories Discovery

70 conversations. 15 Indigenous communities. 11 words with the power to hurt. In this first episode, host Kaniehti:io Horn decolonizes the word, 'discovery'. Christopher Columbus, Jacques Cartier, even Leif Erikson all claimed to have found a 'new' land. But by the time they reached the shores of the Americas, millions of people had already been living here for at least ...
  • 2021
  • 00:22:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/27/2021

Kiwew The future (Part 5 of 5)

David looks to the future and imagines how he will continue to connect with his Cree identity without his father by his side.
  • 2020
  • 00:20:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew Cree awakening (Part 4 of 5)

David always felt he was different growing up, but it wasn’t until he was being teased one summer in the small town of Melita that he thought to question it. In this episode we hear how David, with the help of his father, begins to embrace his Cree identity.
  • 2020
  • 00:17:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew Born on the land (Part 3 of 5)

David's earliest childhood memory involves running down the hallway of his suburban Winnipeg home, whereas his father's takes place on the trapline, in Northern Manitoba. Despite these disparate beginnings, both have had to embark on their own journeys to reconnect with their Cree identities.
  • 2020
  • 00:18:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew A family mystery (Part 2 of 5)

David discovers a missing branch from his family tree – a great-aunt no one quite remembers, whose short life came to a tragic end. David pieces together the clues and makes some surprising discoveries.
  • 2020
  • 00:17:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Kiwew Effie (Part 1 of 5)

Host David Robertson explores the mysterious death of his great-aunt Effie and discovers that record-keeping, especially when it involves the lives and deaths of Indigenous people, is patchy, at best.
  • 2020
  • 00:19:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/16/2021

Party Lines A residential schools reckoning, again

Elamin and Rosie explore the state of Canada’s path to reconciliation with the help of CBC colleague Duncan McCue. Many people across the country have reacted with shock and horror at the preliminary discovery on the grounds of a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., where the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation said they found the potential remains of possibly ...
  • 2021
  • 00:27:51
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 07/13/2021

CBC Radio One Central Kootenay school ditches name of a royal family member for reconciliation with Lower Kootenay Band

The former Prince Charles Secondary School in Creston, B.C. held a ceremony to remove the royal family member's name from its exterior signage — just three days after the Kootenay Lake School District voted unanimously to order the deletion. Ki Louie, a teacher at the former Prince Charles Secondary School, and his uncle Robert Louie, the first Indigenous graduate from ...
  • 2021
  • 00:09:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/24/2021

CBC | Radio-Canada (Eng) Celebrating Indigenous stories with the Turtle Island Reads Book Club 2019

Turtle Island Reads celebrates stories written by and about Indigenous people in Canada. Hosted by Rosanna Deerchild and featuring Tracey Deer, Lucy Tulugarjuk and Dayna Danger, the 2019 book club discusses how the modern Indigenous experience is reflected in literature and why bringing Indigenous books into the classroom is important. The panel and students from three different high schools explore ...
  • 2019
  • 00:44:00
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2021

Pieces I Am… (Part 5 of 5)

After a raw conversation with his father and a separate lesson from his mentor, Jeremy looks to his future with the resolve to stay creative in spite of past experiences. He comes to a chaptered conclusion of who he is — and who he wants to be.
  • 2021
  • 00:29:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/29/2021

Pieces Run Another Take (Part 4 of 5)

An intergenerational trauma specialist and a former acting school instructor help Jeremy explore the struggles of being defined as a “survivor.”
  • 2021
  • 00:25:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/29/2021

Pieces Identity 101 (Part 3 of 5) Must-See

Indigenous advocates help Jeremy remember his safe space that was once middle school. A moment of hope and learning about the weight and importance of being partially Indigenous follows.
  • 2021
  • 00:30:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/28/2021

Pieces Who am I? (Part 1 of 5)

Jeremy and his mother Carmen reflect on how Jeremy’s nomadic upbringing and Carmen’s memories of her father influenced Jeremy’s worldview. While embarking on his identity journey, Jeremy starts to pray to his late grandfather for guidance in search of himself.
  • 2021
  • 00:26:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/28/2021

Pieces Stereotypes and Shame (Part 2 of 5)

The memory of a racist cartoon weighs heavily on Jeremy’s youth, so he sets about carving a new image in his own mind. In doing so, a new world of Indigenous culture is unlocked by past mentors and a community of content creators.
  • 2021
  • 00:28:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/28/2021

CBC Radio One The Legend of Nanabozho

A beautiful woman is pushed off the moon and falls into a lake on Earth. There, people greet her, build her a wigwam, and seek out her advice. This is the story of Nokomis, her daughter Winona, and Winona's son Nanabozho. It's one of thousands of legends Indigenous peoples in Canada have passed down the generations to tell stories about ...
  • 1971
  • 00:27:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/16/2021

Unreserved Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation

It's almost Halloween, have you picked a costume yet? It seems like every year certain costumes get everyone talking, so with that in mind, here's how we can all do a little more appreciating and a little less appropriating.
  • 2016
  • 00:03:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/29/2021

News in Review - February 2021 Rewind: The Stories that Made 2020

COVID-19 is the story that everyone will remember from 2020. But there were many other important headline stories that happened in 2020, starting in January when Ukraine Flight 752 was shot down during takeoff from Tehran by an Iranian surface-to-air missile. The year also saw Canada’s largest mass shooting when 22 people were killed by a gunman in Nova Scotia. ...
  • 2021
  • 00:15:57
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Jonny Appleseed by Joshua Whitehead

Jonny Appleseed, Joshua Whitehead's debut novel, is the first book by an Indigenous author to win Canada Reads. The novel centres on the life of a two-spirit Indigiqueer young man who leaves the reserve and becomes a cybersex worker in the big city to make ends meet. But he must reckon with his past when he returns home to attend ...
  • 2021
  • 00:15:45
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/02/2021

Library and Archives Canada Tom Longboat is Cogwagee is Everything

In the early 20th century, no spectator sport captivated the world like long distance running. And no runner captured the hearts of Canadians like a Six Nations Indigenous man by the name of Cogwagee in the Onondaga language, or Tom Longboat in English. From his victory at the 1907 Boston Marathon, where he shattered the previous world record by five ...
  • 2019
  • 01:03:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/22/2021

CBC News Looking Back: Sitting Bull's Mountie

The famed Sioux Chief seeks refuge in Canada and is befriended by the Mountie assigned to watch over him.
  • 2001
  • 00:06:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/08/2021

CBC News Looking Back: The White Man Governs

The federal government executes eight Indigenous people in Canada's largest mass hanging in order to "teach Indigenous people a lesson."
  • 2001
  • 00:05:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/04/2021

Inuit Unikkaangit / ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖏᑦ Qaunaq Palluq / ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ (Inuktitut)

Qaunaq Palluq tells a story about his parents travelling to another camp during winter and an avalanche that struck as they stopped for a break. When Mary plays this story for Qaunaq’s wife Igah Palluq, Igah shares more about how the family survived the ordeal and the hardship that followed. ᖃᐅᓐᓇᖅ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᐅᓂᒃᑳᖅᑐ ᐃᓚᖏ ᓴᐅᔭᐅᓚᐅᕐᓯᒪᓂᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑕᒫᕐᑎᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᕐᓇᖓ ᐊᐃᒡᒐ ᐸᓪᓗᖅ ᑐᓵᑎᓚᐅᕐᓱᓂᐅᑉ, ...
  • 2020
  • 00:31:14
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/20/2021