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.
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.
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.
Migwite'tmeg: We Remember It
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.
Like A Razor Slash
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.
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.
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.
“She would be one of the Aunties on Facebook” love love this. Enjoyable and informative story.
Loved Rosanna while she was On Reserve, happy to hear her voice again!
needs more words like settler culture, appropriation and #ownvoices, not enough social justice jargon for my liking.