The Secret Life of Canada

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The Secret Life of Canada is a history podcast about the country you know and the stories you don't.

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04:28 | Aug 6th, 2019

It's our first shout out to a living youth leader! Meet Anishnabe-kwe Autumn Peltier. Greatly influenced by her great aunt Josephine Mandamin, Autumn has been using her voice to advocate for water rig...Show More
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This year’s Planet in Focus 2019 Rob Stewart Youth Eco-Hero award will go to Autumn Peltier. Autumn Peltier is Anishinaabe-kwe and a member ...Show More

30:28 | Jul 23rd, 2019

A mailbag episode! You asked and we answered your burning history questions which took us to the Cowichan sweater, Cheezies, the legacy of Hawaiian Canadians in B.C and one guy named Portuguese Joe.
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That was a fun episode 😁 Edit: Just bumped into this video that discusses some of the characters in the story: https://www.youtube.com/wat...Show More

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28:11 | May 28th, 2019

Most major cities across Canada have a Chinatown - but how did they start, and why? This episode, a look at the early history of Chinese people this side of the Pacific, and the historic Chinatown in ...Show More
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Great episode about the experience of Asian-Canadians and the development of the first Chinatown in Canada.

44:42 | Jun 25th, 2019

What is the Indian Act and do we still need it? Today the Secret Life team looks at the roots of this complicated policy, which after 143 years is still embedded in Canadian identity, from the policy ...Show More

46:51 | Mar 26th, 2019

Just how did a Greek god become a beacon for gay men in the Prairies? In this episode, Falen and Leah look into some of earliest known queer spaces in the Prairies, how they came to be and why they we...Show More
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