Where is Cleo? Taken by child welfare workers in the 1970’s and adopted in the U.S., the young Cree girl’s family believes she was raped and murdered while hitchhiking back home to Saskatchewan. CBC news investigative reporter Connie Walker joins the search to find out what really happened to Cleo.
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S2 Episode 10: Cleo’s letters
Even though it was supposed to have been destroyed in 1983, the police file documenting the investigation into Cleo’s death still exists and it contains more detail than Christine ever imagined learning about the last days, hours and even minutes of Cleo’s short life.
S2 Episode 9: Reunion
Christine travels to Pennsylvania for an emotional reunion with her brother, Johnny, who she hasn’t seen since she was a baby. Determined to get more answers about the days and weeks leading up to her sister’s death, Christine finally gets a copy of Cleo’s death certificate. That, and other documents begin to shed light on the truth she’s been seeking for decades.
S2 Episode 8: Salesperson of the year
Digging through archives in Saskatchewan, Connie makes a shocking discovery. As she investigates the controversial Adopt Indian Metis program which Cleo and her siblings were a part of, the man who started the program agrees to speak with her about its controversial origins, and legacy.
S2 Episode 7: Lillian
Connie’s chance meeting with the father who Cleo never knew is followed by new revelations about the Semaganis children’s biological mother, Lillian. A picture begins to emerge about why her children were taken, and when she joined the fight to stop the adoption of more Indigenous children into white homes.
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From start to finish, I could not stop listening to this podcast. The host is amazing and I enjoyed the way she delivered facts and information about a sensitive subject in a conversational manner. She used her interviews as storytelling tactics and it fit seamlessly with the theme. I cannot wait to start “Finding Cleo”.
Connie and the team did an amazing job at capturing the story and emotions that go with it. What our government has done is disgusting. I am so sorry to the families of this “experiment”.. Thank you so so so much to the family for allowing to share this story. This is how we are going to open peoples hearts and minds as to what has been apart of our history. I look forward to hearing many more pod casts with this team. Thank you 🙏🏻
Heart-breaking it’s so sad what happened to Cleo and her siblings and their mom, and mu heart feels heavy that this still happens to this day. Connie Walker you did an amazing job, I love the way you put this podcast together, I’d love to listen to more podcasts like finding Cleo, I’ve been searching for a week now and still can’t find anything like it, any recommendations anyone?