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Legends of the Kainai

Dramatizations of the old stories of the Blackfoot of southern Alberta, provide a glimpse into this ancient culture's sacred beliefs, traditions and heroes. CBC Radio's...

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Legends of the Shuswap

From the shores of Shuswap Lake in British Columbia come the foundation stories of the Secwepemc people: rich accounts of the magic in nature...

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The Legends Project

Ernie Swanson and his Haida chums, in artist Christian White's longhouse.The Legends Project is a compilation of traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's...
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Legends XII: Legends of the Cayuga

In their longhouses, the Cayuga tell stories of a world where hunters stalk a powerful bear in the sky, maple trees hold the secret to...

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Legends XI: Legends of the Ahtahkakoop

These evocative stories from the Ahtahkakoop, a Plains Cree nation in central Saskatchewan, create a world where the buffalo once reigned supreme, animals protected each...

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Legends X: Legends of the Kwakwaka'wakw

Off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, a small group of people has survived since time began. Their stories capture the essence of their relationship...

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Legends IX: Gwich'in Legends

The foundational stories of the Gwich'in are a window into the lives of a people who tamed the harsh Arctic climate and landscape from Alaska...

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Legends VIII: Legends of the Ilnu of Mashteuiatsh of Quebec

From the shores of Lac St Jean, these traditional legends of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh - the Montagnais of Lac Saint-Jean - reflect a journey back in...

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Legends VII: Legends of the Kainai

Dramatizations of the old stories of the Blackfoot of southern Alberta, provide a glimpse into this ancient culture's sacred beliefs, traditions and heroes. CBC Radio's...

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Legends VI: Legends of the Mi'kmaq

The rich oral tradition of the Mi'kmaq is highlighted in four fascinating stories - stories of power and magic that provide insight into the culture...

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Legends V: Legends of the Old Massett Haida

The Haida are an ancient and powerful nation, internationally renowned for their artwork. Despite modern day assimilation, the Haida of Haida Gwaii are fiercely proud...

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Legends IV: Legends of the Shuswap

Stories from the Secwepemc of Salmon Arm, B.C. aired nationally on CBC Radio Ideas in March, 2006. This collection of traditional oral legends was recorded,...

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Legends III: Legends of the Mushuau Innu

In contrast to headlines of gas sniffing and suicide in Labrador, are stories from the Mushua Innu, a culture rich in humour and spirituality. These...

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Legends II: Legends of the Eastern Arctic

The Inuit of the Eastern Arctic explained their world through stories of transformation: a woman wants to meet a man from the moon and journeys...

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Legends I: An Inuit Journey

Ancient stories depicting life and creation from traditional Inuit oral legends, retold, dramatized and recorded in Iqaluit, Nunavut....

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The History of the Legends Project

Many years ago... A small team in Iqaluit, Nunavut began a project to record, archive and then produce--as radio dramas--the traditional oral stories of Canada's...
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