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Episode 1: We Have Described for You a Mountain

Updated: Jan 16

Why is it so hard for the truths of Indigenous peoples to be heard? What are the roadblocks to truth-telling in Canada? And what can we do about them?

In the inaugural episode of Taapwaywin, host Ry Moran explores the responsibilities that come with exploring truth through conversations with Survivors, Knowledge Keepers, and Elders. Guests Barney Williams, Paulette Steeves, Robina Thomas, and Norman Fleury share knowledge, wisdom, and personal reflections on the important work of truth-telling.

Link to Paulette Steeves' Canadian Residential Schools & Colonial Institutions Database:

Photos by Ry Moran.

Episode Transcript

This podcast is created through direct work of an incredible group of people. It is produced and written by Karina Greenwood and Ry Moran, with editing and script support by Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas, mixing and mastering by Matheus Terra, with music by Ry Moran.

Special thanks to Christine Walde, Emily Garry, Kaelan Smith, Lisa Abram, Molly Hanley, Samantha McFarlane, and Sophie Beriault for all their work and support on this project.

Taapwaywin is made possible through the University of Victoria Strategic Framework Impact Fund and with support from the UVic Libraries and CFUV Radio. This podcast was created on unceded lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.

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Bryan Finlay
Bryan Finlay
Sep 29, 2022

Wonderful presentation, along with the comprehensive transcript. I'm looking forward to listening to future episodes. miigwech

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