The Current

The Current for July 16, 2021

Today on The Current: Indigenous leaders discuss accountability and healing amid discoveries of unmarked graves at former residential schools; protest and the podium at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics; and Episode 4 of A Death in Cryptoland.
Mark Kelley is guest host of The Current. (CBC)

Full Episode Transcript

Today on The Current:

The Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation released a report identifying 200 potential burial sites near the former Kamloops Indian Residential School Thursday. Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir and Cowessess First Nation Chief Cadmus Delorme join guest host Mark Kelley to discuss how their communities are coping, the painful recovery work that lies ahead, and the need for accountability.

Plus, the International Olympic Committee has updated a long-standing rule banning gestures of protest. Olympians now have some leeway, but not at the podium. We discuss athleticism and activism with Waneek Horn-Miller, a water polo player who competed for the Canadian women's team at the 2000 Sydney Games; Angela Whyte, a Canadian hurdler who has competed at three Summer Olympics; and Mark Tewksbury, a Canadian swimmer who won multiple medals and is now vice-president of the Canadian Olympic Committee's board of directors. 

And this summer, we're bringing you a few of the best original CBC podcasts. Today it's Episode 4 of A Death in Cryptoland, in which host Takara Small explores the cataclysmic chain of events that come after the young CEO of Canada's biggest cryptocurrency exchange is reported dead.