Unreserved time travels through Indigenous history with This Place
Stories of resistance and resilience are based on acclaimed graphic anthology This Place: 150 Years
This week on Unreserved, we continue time travelling through Indigenous history with This Place, revisited.
Through re-enactments and author interviews, this 10-part series shares stories of Indigenous heroes, battles, triumphs and traditions.
These stories of resistance and resilience are based on the acclaimed graphic anthology This Place: 150 Years Retold published by Portage and Main Limited.
This week we visit Wabaseemoong, northwest of Kenora, Ont. The story of Nimkii was written by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm and adapted for radio by Rosanna Deerchild. This powerful story traces the child welfare system and its devastating effects on Indigineous Nations.
In the wake of one First Nation's resistance against generations of stolen children, Nimkii shares her foster care past with her daughter and the promise she made to a little boy.
LISTEN | This Place episode: Nimkii
Then we zoom 330 years into the future for kitaskînaw 2350, written by Chelsea Vowel and adapted for radio by Eva Grant. Three centuries have passed since the Great Truth Telling and 6.5 million people left for Mars, cutting off all contact. Now they are returning to Earth.
In a future shaped by Indigenous people, 15-year-old Wâpanacâhkos must time-travel to the colonial past to understand how to walk with The Returners into their shared future.
LISTEN | This Place episode: kitaskînaw 2350
We hope you join us as we journey through our shared history.
This week's playlist:
Digging Roots - The Healer
VIDEO | WARNING: Explicit language