For September, we will be listening to a podcast, something new for our group, but a great idea from a JEDI book club participant! We will listen to Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s.
“Last May, investigative journalist Connie Walker came upon a story about her late father she’d never heard before. One night back in the late 1970s while he was working as an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he pulled over a suspected drunk driver. He walked up to the vehicle and came face-to-face with a ghost from his past—a residential school priest. What happened on the road that night set in motion an investigation that would send Connie deep into her own past, trying to uncover the secrets of her family and the legacy of trauma passed down through the generations.
In Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s, Connie unearths how her family’s story fits into one of Canada’s darkest chapters: the residential school system.”
It is a podcast by journalist Connie Walker and the team at Spotify’s Gimlet Media. It won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize this year for best audio journalism. It also won a Peabody Award for its “its tenacious reporting and continued commitment to recognizing the full history of the Indigenous community” in the podcast and radio category.
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