The Indigenous Cultural Competency Early Years Podcast series is intended to support individuals, child care centres and agencies that support Indigenous children and families and/or want to ensure they are respectfully weaving Indigenous ways of learning, knowing, being and doing into their programming.
Hosted by Rick Harp, MediaINDIGENA is a roundtable podcast with a group of panellists who tackle weekly affairs in so-called Canada. The podcast draws in people of all backgrounds but appeals to those who enjoy a more academic look at things.
Residential Schools is a three-part podcast series created by Historica Canada and hosted by Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais. It aims to commemorate the history and legacy of residential schools, and honour the stories of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Survivors, their families, and communities.
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.
The Kid Advocate is a podcast series hosted by SEMA’TSE Jordan where she talks about her experience in government care as well as topics such as the residential school system, intergenerational trauma, sexual abuse, and distance learning. SEMA’TSE Jordan is First Nations from Ahousaht (Nuu-chah-nulth), Nanaimo (Snuneymuxw) and Terrace (Nisga’a).
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. 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.
Unreserved is the radio space for Indigenous community, culture, and conversation. Host Rosanna Deerchild takes you straight into Indigenous Canada, from Halifax to Haida Gwaii, from Shamattawa to Ottawa, introducing listeners to the storytellers, culture makers and community shakers from across the country.
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.
A Journey of Discovery, Truth and Reconciliation
Cecelia Reekie, a member of the Haisla First Nation, shares her very personal journey of adoption, reunion, learning and understanding residential schools and reconciliation.
The history of Canada’s Indian Residential Schools and their legacy is seen through the eyes of a survivor (Lina Gallup) and her daughter (Holly Fortier).
Stream Indigenous-focused content made by, for and about Indigenous Peoples to your device anywhere and anytime. You can watch a wide variety of films, series, family-friendly shows, documentaries and digital musical performances. The app provides Indigenous storytellers and artists with a platform to reclaim and share their stories in innovative ways. You can access a 7-day free trial; no credit card and no commitment required. Once your free trial ends, access limited content with your free Basic membership, or become a Premium member for just $4.99/month.
This featured documentary by Al Jazeera sheds light on the residential school system and the deep trauma it has inflicted on survivors and their families.
Having been a permanent ward of the Child Welfare system in Manitoba, Matthew Shorting shares Adverse Childhood experiences and how to heal from this while working through interpersonal conflicts in society.
Best-selling author and speaker, Monique Gray Smith, shares tips on how to talk to kids about Residential Schools and how to prepare yourself to have these difficult conversations.
Monique Gray-Smith talks about the Four Blankets of Resilience and the influence one person can have in fostering resilience.
A Truth to be Told unravels stories buried deep under layers and layers of resiliency built by those directly impacted by the Sixties Scoop and the residential school system.
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