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  • Summary

  • The Anishinaabe are guided by the Seven Grandfather Teachings—Love, Bravery, Humility, Wisdom, Honesty, Respect, and Truth. In Seven Truths, we explore each teaching through the eyes of Anishinaabe storyteller Tanya Talaga, and through the lives and experiences of people she’s proud to know. These truths, told through contemporary stories, help us find common ground here on Turtle Island, so that we can live together, justly.
    ©2020 Antica Productions (P)2020 Antica Productions
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Episodes
  • Episode 7: Truth

    Nov 25 2020
    Barbara Kentner’s eventual death after a metal trailer hitch was hurled at her by a passing car reveals deep-seated, racist truths about the city of Thunder Bay, about the country of Canada, and about the dangers of walking down any street as an Indigenous woman or girl. In this, the final teaching, we discover that many still don’t want to face the many truths at the foundation of this tragic story.
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    33 mins
  • Episode 6: Respect

    Nov 25 2020
    In 1974, Anicinabe Park, in the sleepy town of Kenora, Ontario, was occupied by armed First Nations Peoples from across the continent who refused to leave till their demands were met. At the core of their occupation: a request for recognition and respect. They were tired of ever-present police brutality and their basic human rights being ignored. This is a story you’ve probably never heard of or know much about, but it stands side by side with more famous civil rights movements that happened across Turtle Island throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s.
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    40 mins
  • Episode 5: Honesty

    Nov 25 2020
    Members of Iskatewizaagegan or Shoal Lake 39 are trying to make an honest city out of Winnipeg. The First Nations community is demanding the city pay up after over 100 years of removing clean drinking water from the lake and shipping it via an aqueduct to the houses, businesses, and buildings in Winnipeg, without any compensation whatsoever. Is it fair to remove water and grow one city at the absolute expense of another community?
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    30 mins

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Essential Listening for all

This is an essential listen for all. Grateful for those who shared their stories and the masterful Teller. We must know and honour the truth and change our society.

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Speaking for this anishinaabe, great storytelling. Looking at the facts with bravery and wisdom delivering them with honesty, and understanding the impact of them with compassion.

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  • E. Kay
  • 12-14-20

Wonderful, enlightening

I almost didn't download this because one person left a 1 star review. I'm thankful i realized that the review was based on a combination of technical incompetence and the reading comprehension of the reviewer. The spiteful review literally had nothing to do with the actual content of Seven Truths, which gives us intriguing insight in to the Anishinaabe. It's thought provoking and inspiring. The stories turn you inside out in the best way.

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  • alison farr
  • 03-24-21

A must listen!

I'm from the UK and I'd heard of the terrible schools first nation people were sent to. But I had no idea how much racism exists to this very day in Canada. This podcast was beautifully made, with exceptional research into the different problems faced by native Americans both historically and today. Thank you for educating me on this important subject. I hope people from around the world hear your stories and changes are made to right the wrongs that have been done.

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  • Lilly
  • 03-17-21

Genuine, eye opening, heartbreaking.

This was so well done. Beautifully narrated and produced. The content itself is hard to swallow. I am white British (Welsh) and have never experienced racism first hand. Being from the UK, I was unaware of the racism in Canada, least of all in this area. I am now more aware, but helpless. Everyone should listen to this, share this, discuss this... We need to talk about these issues, take action against these issues. We need to breed compassion and love.

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  • 12-09-20

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the story was great but it is posted from episode 7 to episode 1 so i listened to it backwards.