canadaLANDBACK is a co-production by Canada’s National Observer and Canadaland.
Land claims can take generations to settle. Sometimes communities lose patience, sometimes development forces them to take a stand or risk losing their land forever. Barricades have become a familiar scene in Canada.
The land issue is rarely settled when barricades come down. Instead the community is left with court cases, post traumatic stress, and unresolved human rights issues.
Some of those people are children..
There is a saying I told yu about last time: we get the grandchildren we deserve. We raised this generation together Canada, your people and mine. Who did these children become?
This is their episode.
In the first half of this episode, we’ll introduce you to three people who survived land conflicts.
In the second half, they share their experiences with each other as they meet for the first time.
Please be warned: This episode contains two descriptions of violence against children.
Host/Producer: Karyn Pugliese
Producer: Kim Wheeler
This episode contained reporting by Trina Roache
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In this podcast: interviews with Tracey Deer, Alabama Bressette, Curtis Bartibogue.
Tracy Deer’s film Beans is available on Prime Video.
Alabama Bressette is a co-author of Our Long Struggle for Home: The Ipperwash by Aazhoodenaang Enjibaajig