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Taapwaywin was created thanks to the hard work of a small but dedicated team based out of the University of Victoria’s Libraries and Archives.

Meaning truth or speaking truthfully in Michif – Taapwaywin is grounded in an approach that places emphasis on the importance of truth before reconciliation.   Recognizing the ongoing importance of Indigenous perspectives in truth-telling, this series questions why the truths of Indigenous peoples are not more broadly heard and what we can do about this. 


Taapwaywin brings ideas and concepts to audiences around the world through sharing recorded visits with Elders, Knowledge Keepers, scholars, and practitioners in a thought-provoking approach focused on exploring important questions.  


Special thanks to Michif Elder Norman Fleury for his assistance in naming this series.  

Our Logo

Our logo is grounded in teachings offered by Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Within these teachings are the promise of new beginnings; offerings for peace; the importance of language, culture, teachings, and history; and a vision of a just and equitable future.  

At the heart of the Turtle sits the need to work together and help one another on this path of reconciliation.

The logo also acknowledges and represents the importance of family and the intergenerational transmission of knowledge.

It is as much a promise as it is a reflection of the responsibilities enshrined in this podcast series.



Taapwaywin is the result of teamwork driven by a deep commitment to truth and reconciliation. 

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Karina Greenwood

Producer, Researcher, Writer

Karina Greenwood is Taapwaywin's producer, researcher, and writer. A graduate of the University of Oxford,

her research focuses on the intersections between art and colonialism. With a background in museums, this is her first podcast project.


Ry Moran

Host, Creator, Original Music

Ry Moran, (Waabiginiw, Turtle Clan) is the Associate University Librarian – Reconciliation at the University of Victoria. Ry's commitment to Truth and Reconciliation spans well over a decade having served as the founding Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the Director of Statement Gathering for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. 

Ry is a proud member of the Red River Metis and loves making music. 


Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas

Editor, Script Consultant

Cassidy is an award-winning Dehcho-Dene and Cree-Metis podcaster and radio producer, whose own podcast, Dene Talk, has won the Neskie Manuel Award for Aboriginal Programming, was nominated for Best Podcast at the 2021 NCRA's Community Radio Awards, and was chosen as an Official Selection for 2021 imagineNative Film and Media Festival. He is also the Indigenous Representative on the board of National Community Campus Radio Association and works with Canadaland.

Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas brings to Taapwaywin a background in editing, radio producing, and podcasting.

Special thanks to our advisory circle for their guidance, wisdom, and knowledge

Suzanne Ahearne

Jonathan Bengtson

Dr. Jeff Corntassel

Rebecca Johnson

Tanisha Nuttall

Shelagh Rogers

Dr. Oliver Schmidtke


Additional Team Members

Matheus Leite:

Lisa Abram:

Christine Walde:

Samantha MacFarlane:

Mixing & Mastering


Advising & Assistance

Advising & Assistance

Special thanks

Emily Garry:

Molly Hanley:

Sophie Beriault:

Kaelan Smith:

Graphic Design, Website




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Taapwaywin is made possible through the very generous support of the University of Victoria, University of Victoria Libraries, and the support of the University Librarian Jonathan Bengtson.

The funding for Taapwaywin is provided through the Strategic Framework Impact Fund (SFIF) and UVic Libraries without which could not have done this important work.

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