The Truth Sharing Podcasts is a project inspired by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that gives life to the truth and creates a living legacy of commemoration. This series of podcasts visited five Canadian communities to seek out and give voice to those who have experienced loss, examine the ways in which those affected are trying to heal, and shine a light on those trying to bring about positive change.
(The Truth Sharing Podcasts website)
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls was released on June 3, 2019 with 231 individual Calls to Justice. The two-volume report “reveals that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people.” (news release)
Four female Indigenous writer/directors, Jacquie Black, Kaniehtiio Horn, Monique Hurteau and Eve Ringuette, traveled to five inspiring communities and places: Norway House in Manitoba, Nain & Goose Bay in Labrador, The Highway of Tears in British Columbia, Métis Nation in the prairies, and Uashat mak Mani-Utenam in Quebec. They heard stories of loss, investigated the broader impact of the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people, and showcased the incredible courage and strength of people dealing with the challenges particular to their region.
The five podcast episodes and a teaser are available in both French and English on the web, Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast, and through RSS feed.
We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.