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gwayakotam

listening to the truth

Gwayakotam is a podcast series and community art project that explores the intersection between traditional stories that have been passed down through generations and the contemporary experiences of Aroland First Nation community members with the reconciliation process in Canada.

gwayakotam

listening to the truth

Gwayakotam is a podcast series and community art project that explores the intersection between traditional stories that have been passed down through generations and the contemporary experiences of Aroland First Nation community members with the reconciliation process in Canada.

episodes

“I never dreamed of learning to listen in such a powerful way. Storytelling, despite all the struggles, enabled me to respect and honour the Ancestors and the storytellers while at the same time sharing tragic, traumatic, inhumanely unbelievable truths that our people had lived… When we make personal what we teach…we touch people in a different and more profound way.”

Residential School Survivor

1: reconciliation & self

Episode 1 explores the concept of reconciliation starting with the individual.

2: reconciliation & community

Episode 2 explores the concept of reconciliation at a community level, looking at Aroland First Nation as a case study.

3: reconciliation & self

Episode 3 explores the concept of reconciliation between Indigenous communities as well as with Canada. It poses the question of what a reconcilied world could look like and concludes by offering some examples.

about

the crow creator collective

Gwayakotam is produced by the Crow Creator Colective, a collaboration of four artists who work personally and professionally towards reconciliation.

The collective is led by Damien Bouchard, a multimedia artist who grew up in Aroland First Nation.

Generously supported by: