Indigenous Voices

  • Radically Generous Art

    Movie + 2 extras

    With "heart-quickening" passion and radical generosity, Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jordan Abel talks with David Chariandy about self-care, the pleasure and pain of writing, and what it means to be Nishga (with a 'g').

  • Tricksters & Ghosts
    Movie + 1 extra

    Tricksters & Ghosts

    Movie + 1 extra

    A member of the Haisla and Heiltsuk First Nations. author Eden Robinson meets B.C.-born, New York City novelist Emily St. John Mandel connect with laughter, curiosity, and a shared respect for the supernatural.

  • Finding My Father on the Trap Line


    Long-time friends and endearing members of the mutual admiration club, Swampy Cree author David A. Robertson and YA novelist Alice Kuipers laugh at old photos, discuss parenting, work goals — and tenderly champion one another’s work.

  • Alberta (Writers) Bound for Big Things


    Wayne Arthurson is a seasoned novelist and non-fiction writer. Ian Kinney is a poet new to the publishing game. A lively discussion with two Alberta Book Award winners about inspiration, the importance of structure to the writing process, and the rhythm of a red Chesterfield.

  • Interview: Darrel J. McLeod

    “Don’t cry” and “I love you” were oft-repeated phrases that resonated with this GG-award winning Cree author throughout his childhood. Certainly, the loved ones who uttered those words contributed to McLeod’s remarkable, multiple bounce-backs from unspeakable events — events the author does indee...

  • How to Be Fearless


    Writer, activist, and myth maker among the Fraser Valley First Nations Sto:lo people Lee Maracle joins Governor General Literary Award winner Kim Thúy to discuss books, history, and their most meaningful treasures. Oh, and what Thúy did at Rideau Hall.

  • King & Our Queen of Hosts

    Movie + 1 extra

    CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and Thomas King never fail to steal our hearts and enrich our minds. The long-time friends discuss King’s Indians on Vacation, as well his popular DreadfulWater mystery series.

  • Indigenous Intersections


    Hosted by CBC Reads winner Joshua Whitehead, two of North America's leading figures of contemporary Indigenous writing, Billy-Ray Belcourt and Stephen Graham Jones, come together with curiosity, passion and fascinating, fresh approaches to rage, fear, and toxic masculinity.

  • The Way We Bounce
    Movie + 6 extras

    The Way We Bounce

    Movie + 6 extras

    What is resilience made of? Failure. Optimism. Love. And, sometimes, clean sheets and a tenderly executed shave. We can't know what alchemy pushes anyone to thrive against all odds. We can, however, watch and learn from these five extraordinary humans who bounced when they could have broken.

  • Unsung Indigenous Comedy


    In conversation with Plains Cree comedian and author Dawn Dumont, Kliph Nesteroff digs deep into the untold history of Indigenous humour. The hero among many unsung heroes of this story? Comedy Store regular Charlie Hill, whose classic joke became the title of Nesteroff's book: "My people are fro...

  • July 1: Thomas King


    Coming July 1: A very special Imagine On Air conversation with Thomas King upon the publication of long-awaited novel Sufferance, hosted by Iris Tupholme, Executive Publisher at HarperCollins Canada and King’s longtime editor.

  • Kindred Spirits


    Short-story writer Téa Mutonji and Oji-nêhiyaw, Two-Spirit poet and 2021 Canada Reads-winning novelist Joshua Whitehead laugh, plot and, inspire us — and one another.

  • What the World Needs Now


    Métis writer and activist Cherie Dimaline and Maria Campbell, the renowned Métis author of Halfbreed, move us to tears, laughter, and inspiration to live with intention and compassion.