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This Place

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Based on the acclaimed graphic novel anthology, This Place is a 10-part journey through one-hundred and fifty years of Indigenous resistance and resilience. Through dramatizations and interviews, along with your host and time-guide storyteller Rosanna Deerchild, the series reveals the heroes, battles, triumphs and traditions which live outside and beyond the national story we have been taught ... to learn, to share, and to heal the future of "this place" we call Canada.

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United States

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Based on the acclaimed graphic novel anthology, This Place is a 10-part journey through one-hundred and fifty years of Indigenous resistance and resilience. Through dramatizations and interviews, along with your host and time-guide storyteller Rosanna Deerchild, the series reveals the heroes, battles, triumphs and traditions which live outside and beyond the national story we have been taught ... to learn, to share, and to heal the future of "this place" we call Canada.

Language:

English


Episodes

kitaskînaw 2350

8/24/2021
The year is 2350 and the future is Indigenous. 15-year-old Wâpanacâhkos, a knowledge-keeper in training, is sent back in time by the Council of Elders to the 21st century. Her journey will shape Indigenous-settler relations on kitaskînaw — our Earth — for generations to come.

Duration:00:27:36

Warrior Nation

8/17/2021
This isn't your average coming-of-age story. It’s the summer of 1990 and apathetic Anishinaabe teen Washashk is on a road trip with his mom Raven. She wants to support the land defenders at Kanesatake. Washashk wants to go to the movies, but it's in The Pines that he'll find his place in the world.

Duration:00:27:35

Migwite'tmeg: We Remember It

8/10/2021
It’s the early 1980s in Listuguj, Que., a Mi’kmaw community nestled between the Appalachian Mountains and the mighty Restigouche River. The Mi’kmaq have been fishing these waters since time immemorial, following the natural cycle of the salmon. The government seeks to disrupt that cycle, but the Mi'kmaq push back to defend their way of life.

Duration:00:28:06

Like A Razor Slash

8/3/2021
It's 1975 in Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories, and a young Dene Chief named Frank T'Seleie is about to change the course of history. Follow Frank's fight to stop the Mackenzie Valley Pipeline — from his youth, to his days as a band administrator, to his celebrated speech at the Berger Inquiry, which is remembered as an integral part of the efforts to protect and defend the lands within the Northwest Territories.

Duration:00:28:06

Nimkii

7/27/2021
It's 1990 on the Wabaseemoong Reserve, and a group has just blocked the Children's Aid Society from entering their community and taking any more of their children. After the confrontation, Sixties Scoop survivor Nimkii shares with her daughter the story of her life, and the promise she made to a little boy.

Duration:00:27:50

Rosie

7/20/2021
Set in the early 1940s in Foxe Basin, Nunavut, "Rosie" is a nod to shamanism — a secret history of Inuit. A young Inuk girl is aided by her Watcher, a spirit protector, in claiming her place in the world through the many names given to her.

Duration:00:27:04

Peggy

7/13/2021
An Ojibwa from the Parry Island Band, Francis "Peggy" Pegahmagabow is one of the most decorated Indigenous soldiers in Canadian history. This story follows Peggy as he demonstrates bravery and skill on the battlefields of the First World War, only to return home and be denied fair treatment.

Duration:00:27:37

Red Clouds

7/6/2021
The story of Wahsakapeequay, a woman who was believed to have been possessed by windigo and the spiritual leader and his brother who were charged with her murder. Inspired by the 1907 arrest of Jack Fiddler, also known as Zhauwuno-geezhigo-gaubow, and his brother Joseph for the alleged murder of a windigo. The story is told by Wahsakapeequay and the windigo.

Duration:00:27:55

Tilted Ground

6/29/2021
Author Sonny Assu explores the journey of his great-great-grandfather, Chief Billy Assu, who was one of the most respected and influential potlatch chiefs in Ligwilda’xw history.

Duration:00:27:35

Annie of Red River

6/22/2021
Annie Bannatyne was a formidable Métis business owner and important civic figure in Winnipeg who played an instrumental role in fundraising and founding the Winnipeg General Hospital. She also inspired a young Louis Riel with a public act of resistance — highlighted in this story.

Duration:00:28:05

Introducing This Place with Rosanna Deerchild

6/18/2021
Based on the acclaimed graphic novel anthology, This Place is a 10-part journey through one-hundred and fifty years of Indigenous resistance and resilience. Through dramatizations and interviews, the series reveals the heroes, battles, triumphs and traditions which live outside and beyond the national story we have been taught.

Duration:00:01:42