The Secret Life of Canada

The Secret Life of Canada is a podcast that takes an unconventional look at Canada's history and uncovers stories not told in our history books.

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Episodes

The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Bernelda Wheeler

Meet Bernelda Wheeler, the "First Lady of Indigenous Broadcasting in Canada". The broadcaster, journalist, actor and activist inspired a generation of Indigenous journalists.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada Shout Out to Madhu Verma

Meet Madhu Verma, child refugee turned newcomer advocate. Changed from her experience of displacement in childhood, in the aftermath of the India-Pakistan partition, Madhu Verma became an effective advocate on behalf of new Canadians in New Brunswick. View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:03:40
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Indian Act

What is the Indian Act and why Canada still have it on the books? The Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy that led to the Act to how it still impacts Indigenous identities today.View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:43:38
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/24/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Chinatown

Most major cities across Canada have a Chinatown – but how did they start, and why? What is the historical importance of Chinatowns? How did Chinatowns go from safe-havens to celebrated cultural spaces?  This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in B.C. that predates Confederation. (Hint: it's ...
  • 2019
  • 00:28:05
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of the Province of Jamaica

How did different groups of black men and women successfully work together towards labour activism and human rights in Canada? This episode we take a look at early Caribbean migration to Canada and reveal which islands could have become Canadian provinces. We also dive into the history of Black railway porters and how they and their wives made Winnipeg a ...
  • 2019
  • 00:50:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

The Secret Life of Canada The Secret Life of Water

Can the foundation of Canada be traced back to Indigenous waterways and trade routes? In this episode, Falen and Leah take a trip across the Great Lakes, they talk corn and vampires, and discuss some big concerns currently facing Canada's water. What is the past, present and future of this precious resource?View the Secret Life of Canada curriculum package
  • 2019
  • 00:50:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019