Kiwew

Kīwew is a five-part podcast in which Governor General award-winning author David A. Robertson dives into his family's history and mysteries as he discovers and connects with his Cree identity.

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Episodes

Kiwew A family mystery (Part 2 of 5) New

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 Born on the land (Part 3 of 5) New

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 Cree awakening (Part 4 of 5) New

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 Effie (Part 1 of 5) New

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

Kiwew The future (Part 5 of 5) New

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