S6: The Royal Proclamation
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
1w ago
It’s been called the Indigenous Magna Carta and the Indigenous Bill of Rights. But what exactly does that mean? In this episode Falen and Leah dive into the history of the Royal Proclamation, a document that is often spoken about when discussing the history of Canada and Indigenous land rights. But what do we really know about it? Listen to our Crash Course on Beavers (as mentioned in the episode) here, and listen to our episode on Water here. For more links and more about this episode visit us at cbc.ca/secretlife. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok ..read more
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S6: Crash Course on Private Mary Greyeyes
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
3w ago
A curious World War II-era photograph shows an unnamed woman in military uniform kneeling next to a man in a headdress who holds a pipe above her. We dig into the true story behind this photograph and the identity of this mystery woman. For more links and more about this episode visit us at: www.cbc.ca/secretlife Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok ..read more
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S6: Canadian Comedy
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
3w ago
Comedy has been called one of Canada’s biggest exports. But why exactly is that, and why can’t the country seem to keep our funny people at home? In this episode Leah and Falen look at the roots of comedy in Canada and look into why Canadians are so funny wherever they are in the world. And RIP Just For Laughs? For more links and more about this episode visit us at: www.cbc.ca/radio/secretlifeofcanada Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok ..read more
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S6: Canadian Comedy
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
1M ago
Comedy has been called one of Canada’s biggest exports. But why exactly is that, and why can’t the country seem to keep our funny people at home? In this episode Leah and Falen look at the roots of comedy in Canada and look into why Canadians are so funny wherever they are in the world. And RIP Just For Laughs? For more links and more about this episode visit us at: www.cbc.ca/radio/secretlifeofcanada Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Tik Tok ..read more
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S6: General Idea
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
2M ago
When three young queer men formed an art collective in the late 60s in Toronto named "General Idea", no one expected that they would end up becoming one of the most iconic art collectives of the 20th century. For 25 years Felix, Jorge and AA became internationally known for their edgy, subversive, funny and boundary pushing work. Leah and Falen learn about the early days of the collective [2:11], the time Life magazine tried to sue them [13:17], why they started a ”Miss General Idea” beauty pageant [16:51], and how they ended up creating one of the most indelible images of the AIDS epidemic [2 ..read more
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S6: Crash Course on Icelandic Canada
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
2M ago
Gimli is more than a dwarf in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy series Lord of the Rings, in fact the community in Manitoba is home to the world’s largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland. So how did Canada become home to all these Icelanders, why did they end up living on a reserve and what exactly happens during Islendingadagurinn? Listen to Part 1 of our episode The Mounties Always Get Their Land (referenced in the episode) here. Follow us on social media. We're on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok ..read more
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The Secret Life of Canada Introduces: Canadian Time Machine | ‘Humiliation Day’, A Look Back at the Impact of the Chinese Exclusion Act
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
3M ago
Explore an important part of the rich history of Chinese-Canadians in this episode of Canadian Time Machine from The Walrus Lab. In the 1880s, Chinese men played a pivotal role in building the Canadian Pacific Railway, enduring challenges for a fraction of the wages. Discover the impact of the head tax and the infamous Chinese Immigration Act of 1923, known as "Humiliation Day." The episode delves into the intergenerational effects and gains insights from Dr. Melissa Lee, CEO of the Chinese Canadian Museum, on the compelling exhibit, "The Paper Trail to the 1923 Chinese Exclusion Act." More ep ..read more
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S6: The Secret Life of the Canadian Teen Drama
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by CBC
3M ago
From PSAs to Euphoria, the identity of the teen on TV has shifted a lot over the years. Leah and Falen take a look back at the invention of the teen and teens on TV. They make the case that thanks to a little upstart franchise called Degrassi, the teen drama is a Canadian invention.  Here is the link to our episode Bread and Cheese. And be sure to check out The Degrassi Kid Podcast! Follow us on social media. We're on Instagram, Facebook and Tik Tok ..read more
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S6 Crash Course: How Black students led Canada's largest student protest
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by CBC
3M ago
It would become one of the key moments in Black history in Canada. In 1968, six Black students from Sir George Williams University in Montreal filed a complaint of racism against their biology professor. By 1969, the university denied their complaint and more than 200 students began a peaceful sit-in. By the end of it, a fire broke out, police in riot-gear were sent in and 97 people were arrested. Named “The Sir George Williams Affair” it is now considered to be the largest student protest in Canadian history.  Here is a link to previous episode mentioned in this episode: The Province o ..read more
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S6: Sorry not Sorry
The Secret Life of Canada
by CBC
4M ago
Canadians are always apologizing, or are they? We are back for a sixth season and in this episode [1:29] Leah and Falen discuss how they use the word “sorry” and why [4:20] and take a deep dive into the theory that it comes from the country's British foundations. [8:33] We learn that the British and French brought dueling with them as a way to resolve conflict. [20:00] Then we look at how the word is connected to conflict resolution, which Indigenous people already were doing before contact [21:44] and examine the many apologies of the Canadian government [25:05] and try to find out whether or ..read more
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