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7 Indigenous-themed podcasts to enlighten you

National Indigenous History Month is a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. Here are seven podcasts you can hear on the CBC Listen website and app or wherever you get your podcasts.

Several podcasts with Indigenous themes were recently launched during National Indigenous History Month — a time for learning about, appreciating and acknowledging the contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

New episodes for some of the podcasts will be added throughout the summer.

You can hear them on the CBC Listen website and app, or wherever you get your podcasts.

THIS PLACE 
This Place, the bestselling graphic novel anthology that tells 150 years of Canadian history through Indigenous stories, is now available as a podcast by CBC Books. The 10-episode series will be hosted by Rosanna Deerchild and will air on CBC Radio One. This Place features Indigenous creators — including David. A Robertson, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette and Brandon Mitchell — and incorporates elements of fantasy and magical realism to examine the 150-plus years of Canadian history since Confederation from an Indigenous perspective.

New episodes will be released Tuesdays on CBC Listen and on CBC Radio One at 7:30 pm ET this summer.

TELLING OUR TWISTED HISTORIES
Savage. Reserve. Indian Time. Words connect us, but have the power to hurt us deeply. 

Telling our Twisted Histories is an 11-episode podcast series that reclaims Indigenous history by exploring 11 words whose meanings have been twisted by centuries of colonization. 

Host Kaniehtiio Horn guides us through conversations with over 70 Indigenous people from 11 communities whose lands now make up Quebec, New Brunswick and Labrador, as they share their words, humour and truths about concepts that impact us to this day.  

New episodes will be released weekly on Mondays on CBC Listen until August 2, 2021. 


THE SECRET LIFE OF CANADA
The Secret Life of Canada is a podcast about the untold and undertold history of Canada. This spirited and sometimes irreverent show highlights the people, places and stories that probably didn't make it into your high school textbook. 

Join hosts Leah-Simon Bowen and Falen Johnson as they explore the unauthorized history of a complicated country. 

Episodes include a reframing of the "Oka Crisis" from a Mohawk perspective and a journey back in time to visit Expo 67's "Indians of Canada" pavilion, which called out Canada while the world was watching.
 

MUDDIED WATER: 1870 HOMELAND OF THE METIS?
Who are the Métis? It's complicated. This podcast explores the history of Métis people in Manitoba, beginning with Louis Riel who was hero to some and traitor to others. Host Stephanie Cram unravels the intricate history of the Métis ... and follows the thread from resistance to renaissance.
 

KIWEW
An intriguing 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.
 

PIECES
A podcast about a young man's journey to understand his Indigenous identity. Since the day he was old enough, Jeremy knew he was different. A mix of Woodland Cree and white European heritage, he has experienced life through both vantage points – as well as the stereotypes. Join 19-year-old Jeremy Ratt on a journey of self discovery as he seeks to understand his roots and all of the distinct "pieces" that form who he is today.

INUIT UNIKKAANGIT
Host and Archivist Mary Powder reunites Inuit with stories from CBC North's vast Inuktitut language archives by replaying them for the descendants of the original storytellers, some of whom are hearing them for the very first time.
 

 

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