Mysterious tales of 'Little People' intrigue new generations of Cree, Mi'kmaq
A growing number of Indigenous artists and writers are bringing traditional Indigenous stories to life in books and graphic novels — pinning down oral stories that have shapeshifted over time.
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Why the Kim family bloodline is so important in North Korea
North Korea expert Tina Park explains the legends surrounding leader Kim Jong-un's family and its demi-god-like status in the reclusive nation.
From medicinal powers to superpowers: 4 legends that capture generations-old fascination with northern lights
Four Indigenous northerners describe legends of the aurora borealis that at times defy logic but stretch back generations.
Jonas Antoine shares his remarkable northern lights story
An animation of Jonas Antoine's remarkable story about the northern lights.
Wayne Broomfield describes the legends of the northern lights
An animation of the games Wayne Broomfiled and his friends played with the northern lights.
Western Canadian Music Awards pay tribute to beloved Yukon musicians
Country crooner Hank Karr and jazzer Duncan Sinclair are being honoured this weekend by the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMAs) in Whitehorse.
Champions Vs. Legends: Intro
How do today's winter athletic champions fare against sporting legends when using the same equipment?
Did giants roam Canada's Northwest Territories — or do they still?
A pair of photographs are stirring up the folklore pot in the Northwest Territories — or perhaps more accurately, leaving a big impression.
Episode 68: Myths and Legends
7 Fantastical podcasts on myths and legends. From ancient ghost stories to modern urban legends, hear the epic tales that get retold generation after generation.
Cree mythology written in the stars
Wilfred Buck teaches kids about the universe through an indigenous lens. The science specialist for the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre takes an inflatable planetarium to First Nations schools.
Researcher looks for Gwich'in 'boy in moon' in Mackenzie Delta
A professor from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is in the Mackenzie Delta again this winter, looking skyward. Wayne Horowitz has been visiting the region since 2012 as part of his research comparing Gwich'in oral traditions to the night sky.
Cree stories translated into English, fairy tales into Cree
People enjoy legends, fables and fairy tales because they take us to different worlds, make us think about who we are, our values, and tell us something about the human condition.
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 life, and a fearsome battle creates Niagara Falls. Dramatized, cast and recorded in Ohsweken, on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory....
Legends of the Ahtahkakoop
Ahtahkakoop, in Plains Cree, means blanket of stars. 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 other, and the creator gave the world colour and life. Dramatized, cast and recorded in the community. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends...
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 with the sea and its creatures, and the rites, rituals and traditions that have survived despite their immersion in an ever-changing world. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of...
Legends of the Gwich'in
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 to the Mackenzie delta. They are tales of medicine power and heroic characters. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across...
Legends of the Ilnu of Mashteuiatsh of Quebec
Take a journey back in time when humans and animals spoke the same language, when humans survived because of lessons learned from the animals. From the shores of Lac St. Jean in Northern Quebec come these ancient stories of the Mashteuiatsh Ilnu. These dramatized versions cross the boundaries of time and are as powerful now as they were ten thousand...
Radio station closes
After five years of financial losses, a small, independent Saint John radio station has gone off the air
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 Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across the country. To find out more, visit the Legends Project website....
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 of this First Nation from Canada's east coast. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across the country. To find out more,...
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 of their culture and history. Their stories of creation and transformation illustrate the richness of that culture. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations,...
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 that teach the harmony of the world. CBC Radio's Legends Project compiles traditional oral stories, legends and histories of Canada's Inuit and First Nations, gathered in communities across the country. To find out more, go...
Legends of the Mushuau Innu
In contrast to headlines of gas sniffing and suicide in Labrador, are stories from the Mushuau Innu, a culture rich in humour and spirituality. These stories were recorded in October 2004, in the northern Labrador community of Natuashish. They include a story of how a spirit grandfather takes his grandson on a journey of love and transformation. CBC Radio's Legends...
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 there to become a moon wife; Qallupalik, the mythical sea creature, lives under the sea ice and takes small children who ignore the advice of their elders; Lumaajuuq, a blind boy treated unfairly by his...