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Laissez nous raconter sheds light on Indigenous realities

By Patrick Quinn  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Exciting new initiatives are providing platforms for Indigenous peoples to share their realities. A new four-part Radio-Canada/CBC documentary series Laissez-nous raconter (Telling Our Story) is one ambitious project developed over the past four years.   Having travelled 26,000 km over 75 days of filming, Abenaki director Kim O’Bomsawin said the series gives the talking stick to 100 protagonists from 30 First Nations and Inuit communities across Quebec. The script is based on extensive interviews and field research gathered by a team from each of the province’s 11 First Peoples.   “It was very important for me that the content reflected what was important to the people,” O’Bomsawin told the Nation. “Researchers went inside their own communities looking for the best knowledge keepers or those

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