Listen & Watch: Indigenous Entertainment on Saturday, September 30


The Truth & Reconciliation Collection includes 20 films, specials and documentaries honouring the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples, including drama series Pour Toi Flora (Dear Flora), telling the story of young Anishinaabe trying to make peace with the painful past of residential schools;  feature film Indian Horse, based on the true story of Saul Indian Horse, a famous Indigenous hockey player who survived Canada’s residential school system; and Oshkikishikaw (New Day), following Cree twins Tapwewin and Pawaken, who, as a rite of passage into the next phase of their lives upon the age of 12, travel with their family to Attawapiskat to take part in a sacred first haircut ceremony.

Reclaimed Presents: ʔəm̓i ce:p xʷiwəl Come Toward the Fire
5 PM on CBC Listen | 9 PM on CBC Radio | 7 PM on CBC TV
From the University of British Columbia’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Come Toward the Fire celebrates Indigenous talent, creativity and brilliance, with music performances from Black Belt Eagle Scout, Zoon, Tia Wood and more.

Saturday, September 30 on CBC Radio (check local listings)
Tune in for Maamaw (Together), a joyful celebration of Indigenous culture, and the strength that comes from community. Whether that community is a First Nation, a grassroots organization, or a powwow family, we’ll share stories about how people are coming together to support each other, live well and celebrate. From CBC Thunder Bay, hosted by Sara Kae & Jasmine Kabatay.

Telling Our Story
8 to10 PM on CBC TV
The 11 First Peoples in Quebec, Canada—Abenaki, Anishnabe, Atikamekw, Cree of Eeyou Istchee, Innu, Inuit, Mi’gmaq, Kanyen’kehà:ka (Mohawk), Naskapi, Wendat, and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) – telling us who they are, in their own way and from their point of view: their worldview, their connection to the Territory, their spirituality, their values, their history going back thousands of years, their wounds, their struggles, their victories, and their hopes. Their stories give depth to our great collective narrative, decolonize history and minds, and honour the Ancestors and Mother Earth. Telling Our Story is a celebration of our resistance, resilience, and revival.

Podcast: Kuper Island 
Long after the Kuper Island Residential School was torn down, the survivors remain haunted by what happened there. Investigative journalist Duncan McCue exposes undisclosed police investigations, confronts perpetrators of abuse, and witnesses a community trying to rebuild on top of the old school’s ruins and the unmarked graves of Indigenous children. An eight-part podcast on residential schools – available everywhere podcasts are available.