A provocative, Indigenous-driven, current-affairs podcast


Hosted by Karyn Pugliese

Co-production with Canada’s National Observer

Karyn Pugliese hosts canadaLANDBACK, a co-production with Canada’s National Observer. Karyn’s producer is Kim Wheeler, veteran audio journalist and co-host of Auntie-Up!, the podcast “where Indigenous women talk about important shit”. Together, they explore three generations of resistance. From Idle No More to Reconciliation to Land Back, from the police killing of Dudley George to the lobster wars of Nova Scotia, Karyn brings listeners into the homes and history of the Indigenous struggle. Telling stories through documentary reports, interviews, and panel conversations, canadaLANDBACK unpacks the divide within Indigenous communities and explains why today’s youth will be the last generation Canada can negotiate with.

The executive editor of Canada’s National Observer, Karyn was previously the executive director of news at APTN and managing editor of investigations at the CBC.

Coming in October, 2022

Podcast artwork for canadaLANDBACK by Jessie Boulard

Latest Episodes Most Popular

#8 Hearts And Minds

Host Karyn Pugliese, producer Kim Wheeler, contributors Trina Roache and Cara McKenna reflect on the season, and - wait for it - Karyn and Jesse argue about whether or not journalism can change the hearts and minds of people.
May 15, 2023

#7 Canada Is Hoarding The Land

The landback movement isn’t just about getting land back. It’s more than that. It’s a reclamation of culture too.
April 17, 2023

#6 They Did Not Break Us

Landback is not just about returning real estate. It is about Indigenous people reclaiming who we are and making ourselves whole again.
March 13, 2023

#5 Hacks, Flacks and #Landback

Since 2019 five journalists have been arrested at land defenses, several others have been detained or threatened with arrest - why?
February 6, 2023

#4 Do You Hear The Children Sing?

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..
January 2, 2023

Reclamation At Stoney Point – Part Two

In part two: After a peaceful reclamation of the army base built on their land in 1993, elders of Stoney Point lead a movement to take back Ipperwash Provincial Park, which was also part of their original land and contained a burial ground. Racism and political interference turned a peaceful movement into a violent act of state aggression on September 6, 1995. This episode recalls the events of that night, and examines the fallout in the 28 years since, asking if reconciliation will ever be possible for the people of Stoney Point.
November 21, 2022

Reclamation At Stoney Point – Part One

What began as a peaceful land reclamation would turn into one of the most terrifying acts of violence and state force against unarmed people in Canada.
October 24, 2022

#772 Landback, Then What?

Is it Indigenous stewardship ownership or is it becoming just another holographic bumper sticker? What does landback mean to you, and to your nations and homelands? And is there room for settlers in this movement? This is the first episode of a new 6-episode podcast called Canadalandback!  In it, we talk about what landback means, we host our first roundtable discussion and take you inside a land-based education program. 
April 18, 2022
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