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.
Introducing Uncover: The Village
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Introducing Someone Knows Something: Kerrie Brown
Fifteen-year-old Kerrie Brown disappeared from a house party in Thompson, Manitoba. Her body was found two days later. Host David Ridgen joins Kerrie's friends and family on their search for answers. Subscribe to Someone Knows Something now.
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.
The best of the best
I have listened to lots and lots of True Crime podcasts, and this one (just like 'Someone Knows Something' and 'Uncovered') is absolutely the best of the best. Others just cannot compare and I am really looking forward tot another one of these great postcasts!
Captivating, moving and very compelling podcast
Both series 1 and 2 I found very compelling podcasts. First my compliments to Conny Walker ; a very good journalist who pursues to get the story, but always with a great amount of respect for people she interviews : she knows and respects when to stop going further to obtain information. As well as respect for the delicacy of the emotional subject she is telling. I have been very emotionally moved by both stories. But also extremely shocked, angry and extremely sad to hear about this horrific abuse of the Canadian government towards all these indigenous people. Shocking! Truly broke my heart...and I shed many tears while listening... What is also shocking is how little we have heard about this in Europe, our history classes and in our news... That needs to change because these stories should be heard. Not only to stop this from happening ever again, but also to make these people, victims heard. It is a very very dark chapter of Canadian history.
Thank you Conny Walker for making this podcast. And to all who were hurt in so many ways, I wish them strength to overcome....
Very, very impressive podcast. Thank you....