New CBC podcast explores Indigenous words that have been twisted by centuries of colonization

Listen to ‘Telling our Twisted Histories’ on CBC Listen.

Listen to ‘Telling our Twisted Histories’ on CBC Listen

The recent discovery of the remains of 215 children buried on the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. has hearts aching across the province, country and around the world. 

The new CBC podcast, Telling our Twisted Histories, is more timely than ever as British Columbians seek for greater understanding – and to listen. 

The podcast is hosted by Kaniehti:io Horn, a Canadian actor from Kahnawake, a Mohawk reserve outside of Montreal, Quebec. (Submitted by Kaniehtiio Horn)

The 11-episode podcast series reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization. Savage, Reserve, Indian Time. It is words like these that have hurt so many and carry impacts to this day.

Listen as podcast host Kaniehti:io Horn explores some of these terms and guides us through insightful and impactful conversations with more than 70 people from 15 Indigenous communities who share their words with humour and truth.

New podcast episodes are released weekly on Mondays through August 2, 2021. Listen to Telling our Twisted Histories now on CBC Listen or wherever you get your podcasts.

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