• Documentary

A people’s words, language and grammar act like lenses through which they see the world. Our collective history has most often been written by non-Native people who present their version of Canadian history. In this podcast, host and Innu poet Marie-Andrée Gill highlights 11 words that we still use in our language to give them new meaning and help reconcile past and present as well as Native and non-Native perspectives. The podcast provides a platform for people from 11 First Peoples communities in Quebec and Labrador who take up the talking stick to tell us about their vision of the world. Together—“mamu,” in Innu aimun—we can decolonize our minds and spirits and rectify history … one word at a time.

Direction and production

Terre Innue

Radio-Canada OHdio
Release date:

June 21


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