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Telling Our Twisted Histories Obey

The word OBEY does not exist in Indigenous languages. Our ancestors lived by their own systems of governance that sought to maintain harmony among all living things. The concept of obedience was forced upon us by church and government authorities. It slowly took hold and changed both our way of life and our way of governing ourselves. The time has ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

Telling Our Twisted Histories Pocahontas

How do you dismantle the colonial myth of POCAHONTAS? Disney's portrait of the Indian Princess has been indelibly pressed into young minds: she is naïve and noble, sexualized, innocent, and in need of a white saviour to win her heart. In reality, Indigenous women have always played strong and valued roles in their communities, leading by will and courage. Western ...
  • 2021
  • 00:19:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

Telling Our Twisted Histories Savage

How did we go from 'noble savages' to 'dirty savages'? Over time, the meaning of the word has shifted from natural, free and pure to a derogatory word used to diminish us and cast us aside. Indigenous people were considered "uncivilized", synonymous with barbaric, bestial and cruel. This word has inflicted deep wounds and fuels prejudices to this day. Together, ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:35
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

Telling Our Twisted Histories Indian Time

Running late? The importance of being on time is cultural, as are differences in priorities and perspectives. Together, we will decolonize INDIAN TIME and examine how Indigenous perceptions of time persist, even while 'running late'.
  • 2021
  • 00:16:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

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

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Express Award Winner – Graham Annable, Peter and Ernesto. Sloths in the Night

Forest of Reading kid correspondent Shazdeh Kapadia interviews Graham Annable after his exciting win of the 2021 Silver Birch Express Award for his title, Peter and Ernesto: Sloths in the Night (published by First Second, distributed by Raincoast Books).
  • 2021
  • 00:14:06
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/20/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Fiction Award Winner – Gina McMurchy-Barber, The Jigsaw Puzzle King

Forest of Reading kid correspondent Shazdeh Kapadia interviews Gina McMurchy-Barber after her exciting win of the 2021 Silver Birch Fiction Award for her title, The Jigsaw Puzzle King (published by Dundurn Press).
  • 2021
  • 00:12:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/20/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Express Award

The Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Express Award is comprised of fiction and non-fiction titles, is geared to reluctant readers and is typically suited for Grades 3 and 4.The 2021 nominees include:- Cells: An Owner's Handbook by Carolyn Fisher- Genius Jolene by Sara Cassidy, illustrated by Charlene Chua- Ghost's Journey: A Refugee Story by Robin Stevenson, illustrated by Rainer Oktovianus- ...
  • 2021
  • 00:24:43
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Silver Birch Fiction Award

The Forest of Reading's Silver Birch Fiction Award celebrates fiction books for readers aged 8 to 12 (Grades 3-6).The 2021 nominees include:- All the Ways Home by Elsie Chapman- The Barren Grounds by David A. Robertson- A Boy Is Not a Bird by Edeet Ravel- Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson- Ember and the Ice Dragons by Heather Fawcett- The ...
  • 2021
  • 00:22:24
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Blue Spruce Award Winner – Mike Boldt, Bad Dog

The Forest of Reading kid correspondent Shazdeh Kapadia interviews Mike Boldt after his exciting win of the 2021 Blue Spruce Award for his title, Bad Dog (published by Doubleday Books For Young Readers).
  • 2021
  • 00:10:53
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Red Maple Award Winner – Kenneth Oppel, Bloom

The Forest of Reading award ceremony host Ali Hassan interviews Kenneth Oppel after his exciting win of the 2021 Red Maple Award for his title, Bloom (published by HarperCollins Canada).
  • 2021
  • 00:14:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: White Pine Award Winner – Tanaz Bhathena, Hunted by the Sky

The Forest of Reading award ceremony host Ali Hassan interviews Tanaz Bhathena after her exciting win of the 2021 White Pine Award for her title, Hunted by the Sky (published by Penguin Teen Canada).
  • 2021
  • 00:20:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/19/2021

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2021: Blue Spruce Award Must-See

The Forest of Reading's Blue Spruce Award brings recently published Canadian children's picture books to children between the ages of 4 and 7 (Junior Kindergarten to Grade 2). For many children, this is their first introduction to the world of books. This award promotes reading for enjoyment and begins to develop a child’s skill in evaluating a picture book based ...
  • 2021
  • 00:23:16
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 05/17/2021

News in Review - March 2021 Women of Influence: Kamala Harris and Amanda Gorman

In January 2021, Kamala Harris became the highest-ranking woman in U.S. history when she was sworn in as the first female vice-president — and the first Black woman and person of South Asian descent to hold the position. Born in California, Harris has ties to Canada having attended high school in Montreal. Another exciting voice heard at the U.S. presidential ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/12/2021

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CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi

Francesca Ekwuyasi's debut novel, Butter Honey Pig Bread, is a literary feast for the mind, the soul and the senses. Butter Honey Pig Bread is a novel about twin sisters, Kehinde and Taiye, and their mother, Kambirinachi. Kambirinachi believes she was a spirit who was supposed to die as a small child. By staying alive, she is cursing her family ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Natalie Zina Walschots is a writer and journalist from Toronto. She is also the author of the poetry collections DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains and Thumbscrews. Hench is her first novel. Hench is a novel about Anna, a woman who pays the bills by doing administrative work for villains. But when an incident involving the world's most popular superhero leaves ...
  • 2021
  • 00:13:51
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2021

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: The Midnight Bargain by C.L. Polk

Set in a fantasy land named Chasland that feels like the Regency era in England, The Midnight Bargain is a fantasy about a woman named Beatrice Clayborn who makes her debut at "bargaining season" — an annual event where wealthy young men and women gather from all over the world to make advantageous marriages. But Beatrice dreams of becoming a ...
  • 2021
  • 00:13:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/02/2021

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

CBC Books Canada Reads 2021: Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

Scott Helman is championing Two Trees Make a Forest by writer and environmental historian Jessica J. Lee on Canada Reads 2021. In her memoir, Lee returns to her mother's homeland of Taiwan to understand the landscape that shaped her family — and in turn, shapes her. The book intertwines her grandparents' histories, the political history of Taiwan and the island's ...
  • 2021
  • 00:14:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2021

CBC Books The First Page: Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow, best known for science fiction writing, talks about the importance of cutting the sentences you don't need when writing a story and how sci-fi writers drop clues for their readers about the kind of world they're living in. He reads the first page from Radicalized, his collection of four novellas that explore ethical questions surrounding how technology is abused ...
  • 2020
  • 00:03:35
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 11/06/2020

Li'l Doc Dyslexia

Li'l Doc and Geeko explain how a learning disorder can cause us to mix up letters or have trouble reading.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:30
  • 5-8
  • Added on: 10/09/2020

CBC Books The Forest of Reading 2020: White Pine Award

The Forest of Reading's White Pine Award offers teens of all ages the opportunity to read the best of Canada's recent young adult fiction titles. This program promotes reading for enjoyment and familiarizes teenagers with great Canadian books.The 2020 nominees include:- Sadie (winner)- All Our Broken Pieces - Baggage - Beauty of the Moment - Comics Will Break Your Heart - Crown of Feathers - Field ...
  • 2020
  • 00:16:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/16/2020