Taapwaywin: Talking about what we know and what we believe

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In this eight-episode series, host Ry Moran (founding Director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation) goes in depth on why the truths of Indigenous Peoples are so often suppressed and why we need truth before reconciliation. Over course of this season, we visit with Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, academics, artists, and activists, exploring the opportunities and barriers for truth telling, and ways we can move forward together. This podcast is presented by the Libraries and Archives of University of Victoria where host Ry Moran is the Associate University Librarian-Reconciliation. It is produced in the territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. Visit www.taapwaywin.ca for transcripts, shownotes and more information.

Episode Date
The Power of Names

What’s the name of the city, or town, or country that you’re in right now? Do you know where that name comes from? Do you know how long it’s been known by that name, or if it’s had any other names?

Today we’re looking at names across this country – the names of places, people, and individuals – and what truths about our history they reveal or obscure.

This episode Ry Moran talks with Daryl Kootenay, Heather Igloliorte, Lawrence Hill, and Robina Thomas about the deep connections between history, land, and identity.

Visit www.taapwaywin.ca for transcripts and more information.

Daryl Kootenay: https://www.banffcanmorecf.org/moving-mountains-co-lead-daryl-kootenay/

Heather Igloliorte: https://www.heatherigloliorte.ca/

Lawrence Hill: https://www.lawrencehill.com/

Robina Thomas: https://www.uvic.ca/hsd/socialwork/faculty/home/faculty/Members/thomas-robina.php

Barry Pottle’s Awareness Series (E-tag photographs): https://barrypottle.com/portfolio/awareness-series/

Lawrence’s Beatrice and Croc Harry: https://www.lawrencehill.com/beatrice-and-croc-harry 

Dec 16, 2022
Preservation, Destruction, Transformation

Around the world, communities are grappling with the traces of systemic violence and human rights violations that exist in the landscape around us. 

How do we remember injustices when the physical signs of that history are no longer visible? What do we do with the buildings and structures that still stand? And how are the memories embedded within these sites both painful scars and opportunities for healing? 

In this episode Ry Moran talks with Carey Newman, Oliver Schmidtke, and Tavia Panton about sites with difficult histories in Canada, Germany, and the United Kingdom and what to do with them.

Visit www.taapwaywin.ca for transcripts and more information.

Carey Newman: @blueravenart

Oliver Schmidtke: https://www.uvic.ca/socialsciences/politicalscience/people/directory/schmidtkeoliver.php

Tavia Panton’s current project with Museums of Liverpool: https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/waterfront-transformation-project

The Witness Blanket: https://witnessblanket.ca/

Bluecoat’s Colonial Legacies Project: https://www.thebluecoat.org.uk/coloniallegacies 

[This episode contains discussions of Canada’s Residential School system, please take care. Resources for support are available on our website, should you need them.] 

Nov 21, 2022
A Box of Treasures

In 2015 carvers Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw travelled all the way to Oxford to carve a replica of a masterpiece of Haida art: a remarkable bentwood box that had been held in the Pitt Rivers Museum collection for over 130 years.

But why were Jaalen and Gwaai recreating the box in the first place? Why was having the original bentwood box return to Haida Gwaii not an option? And how did the box end up all the way in England?

In this episode, Ry Moran talks with Gwaai and Jaalen Edenshaw, Marenka Thompson-Odlum, Heather Igloliorte, and Nika Collison about the way museums can at once obscure history or be powerful sites of truth-telling.

Visit www.taapwaywin.ca for transcripts and more information.

Gwaai Edenshaw: http://www.gwaai.com/

Jaalen Edenshaw: http://jaalen.net/

Haida Gwaai Museum SAAHLINDA NAAY: https://haidagwaiimuseum.ca/

More information Marenka Thompson-Odlum’s Labelling Matters Project: https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/labelling-matters

Heather Igloliorte: https://www.concordia.ca/finearts/art-history/faculty.html?fpid=heather-igloliorte

More information and Links:

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action on Museums and Archives:

TRC Calls to Action: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/indigenous-people/aboriginal-peoples-documents/calls_to_action_english2.pdf

UNDRIP: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/11/UNDRIP_E_web.pdf

The Principles of Reconciliation: https://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2015/trc/IR4-6-2015-eng.pdf

United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals: https://sdgs.un.org/goals 

Oct 25, 2022
We Have Described for You a Mountain

Why is it so hard for the truths of Indigenous peoples to be heard? What are the roadblocks to truth-telling in Canada? And what can we do about them?

In the inaugural episode of Taapwaywin, host Ry Moran explores the responsibilities that come with exploring truth through conversations with Survivors, Knowledge Keepers, and Elders. Guests Barney Williams, Paulette Steeves, Robina Thomas, and Norman Fleury share knowledge, wisdom and personal reflections on the important work of truth-telling.

Visit www.taapwaywin.ca for a transcript of the episode and more information.

Sep 26, 2022
Introducing Taapwaywin: talking about what we know and what we believe

In this eight episode series, host Ry Moran goes in depth on why we need truth before reconciliation.


Over the course of this season, we will visit with Survivors, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, academics, artists, and activists, exploring the opportunities and barriers for truth-telling.


Visit www.taapwaywin.ca for transcripts, shownotes, and more information.

Sep 22, 2022