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Listen to this episode of the Beyond podcast, featuring Chief Robert Joseph the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada, and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council. He talks about the revelations of 2021 in Canada, and our country’s long-delayed awakening to the truth of residential schools, and our growing commitment to reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians.Read More
Our Native Land, a weekly society and culture podcast, hosted by Tchadas Leo explores all things Indigenous and First Nations. It features interviews and compelling discussions about Indigenous cuisine, culture, heritage, and more from Vancouver Island and around the world. Visit them on Facebook, and TwitterRead More
The podcast All My Relations, hosted by Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene, explores relationships — to land, to creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Indigenous Peoples today – they play games, laugh, and even cry sometimes.Read More
Mi’kmaq lawyer Dr. Pam Palmater hosts Warrior Life, an Indigenous podcast focusing on a lifestyle that focuses on decolonizing our minds, bodies and spirits while at the same time revitalizing our cultures, traditions, laws and governing practices. She interviews grassroots activists, Indigenous leaders, and knowledge keepers.Read More
Honouring Her Spark by Aboriginal Friendship Centres of Saskatchewan is a framework that focuses on Indigenous women, to increase awareness and understanding of the barriers they face, exploring their passions and providing support to succeed. Follow Honouring Her Spark Facebook to stay updated about their latest podcast episodes, workshops, and informational sessions.Read More
The Wîcihitowin Indigenous Engagement Conference, gives survivors a platform to share their voices and teachings with the hope of inspiring respectful engagement and meaningful inclusion of Indigenous peoples’ within the community, and the creation of resources and tools needed to create culturally respectful organizations.
Sessions from the 2021 Wîcihitowin Conference have been made available and put onlineRead More
Check out Indigenous Cloud, an online platform created to preserve and distribute Indigenous Music.
Learn more about streaming service in this CBC story: Sask. music producer on a mission to preserve Indigenous music through streaming website, appRead More
Still Here Still Healing, is a podcast that shares stories from residential school survivors and discussions with Indigenous youth about topics such as culture, language, identity, and community. Tune in to advance your awareness to the lasting impacts of residential schools and ongoing impacts of colonialization.Read More
Learn from Anishnaabe and Cree knowledge holders by watching the Visiting with Anishnaabe and Cree knowledge holders video series created by Nipissing University.Read More
Seven Truths by Tanya Talaga is an Audible Canada audio story series exploring stories of contemporary life for Canada’s Indigenous peoples through the lens of the Seven Grandfather Teachings. The episodes interweave conversations with Elders and reflect on Canadian history, civil rights moments and the ongoing challenges First Nations communities face.Read More
The Porcupine is a podcast series exploring reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. Listen in as they have in-depth, funny, and revealing discussions with a variety of people, from activists to comedians, who are all focusing on reconciliation in big, small, and surprising ways.Read More
Anniversaries can be a strange thing in Canada, depending on who you are and which side you’re watching from. It’s been 30 years since an event you may know as the Oka crisis; but that’s not where the story begins…Read More
Missing and Murdered: Finding Cleo, is a podcast by CBC Saskatchewan that seeks to tell the story of a young Cree girl apprehended by child welfare workers in Saskatchewan in the 1970’s. Her siblings say she was stolen, and then raped and murdered while trying to hitchhike back home, her body left at the side of the road somewhere in the United States. They have no idea where she is, whether her name was changed, or if anyone has been charged in her murder.
Like many Indigenous children, Cleo’s brothers and sisters were taken from their community, displayed in advertisements, and sent to live with white adoptive families across North America, through a controversial program called “Adopt Indian and Metis.” They’ve reconnected as adults and are determined to find their missing sister and penetrate the secrets shrouding the truth about Cleo.
CBC’s Connie Walker joins in their search, uncovering disturbing new details about how and why Cleo was taken, where she wound up, and how she died.Read More
Plains Cree Yorkton Tribal Council, developed by Yorkton Tribal Council, it teaches the Plains Cree Language, including categories such as greetings, weather, animals, anatomy and family. For Apple devices
FirstVoices, developed by First Peoples’ Heritage Language and Culture Council, it contains keyboard software for over 100 Indigenous languages, including every First Nations language in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For Apple and Android devicesRead More
N’we Jinan works to amplify voices and stories of Indigenous youth by providing tools to create communication. They work to validate the narratives and experiences of young people and supplies platforms, like Facebook, through which they can share with and further relate to their greater community.Read More
The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Network launched the Indigenous Ally toolkit in English and in French. Being an ally is about creating safe spaces by educating others on the realities and histories of marginalized people. The toolkit provides suggested steps and self-reflections for people who want to be an ally.Read More
The Native Drums web project is a diverse dialogue on culture, history and traditional knowledge with Indigenous cultural partners, educational institutions, government and private industry. Centred around the central themes of drums and music of Canadian First Peoples, Native Drums traces the history, mythology, and significance of the drum in traditional societies of Canada’s Eastern Woodlands, compared with Western Coastal regions in terms of history, arts and culture.Read More
Listen to episodes of Reclaimed, CBC’s Indigenous music program. Get to know nominees and winners of the Indigenous Music Awards. Watch videos showcasing Canada’s top Indigenous musicians. Here are some lists and artists to start you off!
We hate trying to fit these genre-defying artists into categories, but hope it will help you find your next favourite artist.
FOLK, ROCK, SINGER/SONGWRITER Buffy Saint-Marie, Andrea Menard, Digging Roots, Susan Aglukark, Winston Wuttunee, John Arcand, Tomson Highway
ALTERNATIVE Tanya Tagaq, iskwē, Jeremy Dutcher, Melody McKiver
CLASSICAL Cris Derksen
COUNTRY Crystal Shawanda, Shane Yellowbird
ELECTRONIC A Tribe Called Red
HIP HOP T-Rhyme, Eekwol, Drezus, JB The First Lady, Joey Stylez
TRADITIONAL Northern Cree
Want to recommend an artist for this list? Send it to us!Read More
Heartspeak is about sharing stories that inspire and providing inspirational educational media to support well-being and success. In this segment, Senator Murray Sinclair (Chair, Truth & Reconciliation Commission) provides background on the history of residential schools and the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. He highlights the need to teach the history and intergenerational impact of residential schools and our shared responsibility to forge a new relationship of mutual respect and trust.Read More
Meet Dr. Nadine Caron, Canadas first female First Nations Surgeon on CBC Radio, The Current. Hear Dr. Caron talk about how traditional Indigenous healing practices and Western medicine can co-exist.Read More
Everyone, at some point in their journey of Reconciliation, needs to read the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Or connect here to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report to read other sections and excerpts.
We have included this action in every category and every path on this website as a reminder of how important it is for us to understand the history and path of Reconciliation in our country.Read More
It’s a call for a nation-wide commitment to Reconciliation. After six years of hearings and testimony, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission put forward 94 recommendations to address the “cultural genocide” of Aboriginal peoples through Canada’s residential school system. Listen to interviews on CBC’s As It Happens to hear from the CommissionersRead More
Follow these links for more opportunities to listen and watch Chief Dr. Robert Joseph invite all Canadians to become active participants in the journey of Reconciliation:Read More