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"Kiwew" is the Cree word for "he goes home," a fitting title for this deeply personal podcast that follows writer David A. Robertson as he explores his lesser-known family history and "connects with his Cree identity." Robertson invites listeners into conversations with various family members, facing his "identity crisis" head on and sharing the "joy [he] feels when [he] discover[s] another piece of [his] family's history." Each installment in the five-part series is around 20 minutes long, or 100 minute in total. Episodes build on each other, working through ancestral records, early memories, uncovered secrets, and revelations about family, identity, and tradition. Robertson concludes with his reflections for the future: continued healing by passing down his new-found stories to future generations. Though produced for CBC Radio (linked above), listeners will also find Kiwew on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. Readers who enjoy the series may also want to pick up Robertson's new memoir, Black Water: Family, Legacy and Blood Memory, or follow along with his other storytelling and literary endeavours on Twitter, @DaveAlexRoberts.
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June 18th, 2020
Date of Scout Publication
January 15th, 2021
Date Of Record Creation
December 18th, 2020 at 2:56pm
Date Of Record Release
December 22nd, 2020 at 1:40pm
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