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  • 158. Cherish

    01:02:57
    The case of a beloved 16-year-old girl who didn't return home one night—and the many questionable decisions made by authorities that could have inadvertently saved her life.The intention of this episode is to highlight how cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls are often treated differently at every stage of the criminal justice process, as per Reclaiming Power and Place, the final report of the National Inquiry into #MMIWG.Additional content warning: this episode is about the murder and possible sexual assault of an underage girl.This month, Canadian True Crime has donated to Justice for Girls Outreach SocietyFull list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes 

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  • Introducing: Pretendians

    38:12
    Today we're pleased to share with you the first episode of Pretendians - a riveting new podcast series that looks at some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders and professors who all have something in common: they aren’t Indigenous. There are hundreds of cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not. So why do these so-called “pretendians” do it? How do they pull it off? And what happens when they are exposed? In each episode of Pretendians, co-hosts Robert Jago (Kwantlen First Nation and Nooksack Indian Tribe) and Angel Ellis (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) reveal unbelievable stories of audacious fraudsters and investigate the complex phenomenon of Indigenous identity theft.We hope you enjoy this episode, and we'll see you soon!Subscribe to Pretendians or follow it in your favourite podcast app.
  • 157. Bizarre Encounters

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    They've been called bizarre by some, amusing by others, and downright terrifying by those involved... but one thing these cases all have in common is that they're all true. In this episode, we unravel the facts and fallout from each case, proving that reality can indeed be stranger than fiction.This month, Canadian True Crime has donated to the Canadian Mental Health Association.UPCOMING EVENTS:June 2-5 Podcast Power Up Summit (Radio Days North America)  | TORONTO, ONTARIO→ Kristi’s session: "Getting your Indie Podcast Signed", June 2 @ 1:40 p.m.June 7–9 Motive Crime & Mystery Festival  | TORONTO, ONTARIO→ Kristi's session: “Through the Mirror Darkly: Why we love True Crime”, June 8 @ 6:30 p.m.July 12-14 True Crime & Paranormal Podcast Festival  | DENVER, COLORADO→ See Kristi at Podcast Row with all the other registered podcastsFull list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes 
  • 156. The Teslin Lake Incident—Part 2

    01:09:24
    NORTHWESTERN BRITISH COLUMBIA[Part 2 of 2 ] The story of Sheslay Free Mike ends in a harrowing stand-off—and a great tragedy.Special thanks to Garry Rodgers, Bob Buday, and Ed Hill.Voice of Michael Oros: Craig Baird of Canadian History EHX podcastThis month, Canadian True Crime has donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime.Full list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes
  • 155. The Teslin Lake Incident—Part 1

    58:09
    Sheslay Free Mike terrorized the north for more than a decade. His real name was Michael Oros, and he's been remembered as a legend of the north, the other “mad trapper”, a folk hero… and a cold-blooded killer. But there's much more to this story than meets the eye...This two-part series takes a look back at a well-known, historic case that was sensationalized through headlines, to show that behind it was a real, human story. Special thanks to Garry Rodgers, Bob Buday, and Ed Hill, and to Craig Baird of Canadian History EhX for voiceover of the Oros diaries.Release schedule:Part 2 will be released to all on Monday April 22. Listen ad-free and early on our premium feeds.Additional Content Warning:This series includes brief mentions of the death of an animal.Monthly Donation:Canadian True Crime has donated to the Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of CrimeFull list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this series at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes/155
  • 154. Raymond Laroche

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    Additional content warning: This case is about the death of a baby, and there is mention of domestic violence and animal abuse. Please take care when listening.After the disappearance of a baby in Windsor in 1990, lurid headlines on both sides of the Detroit River quickly turned the baby’s teen parents into sordid celebrities.The intention of this episode is to take a look back at a shocking crime sensationalized through headlines, how it captured public attention and inspired vigilante justice. It also reveals the stark differences between Canadian and American news coverage that played a pivotal role in the way this crime—and the stories about this crime—played out.To see news clippings and photos from this case, follow Canadian True Crime on Facebook or Instagram.Monthly Donation:Canadian True Crime has donated to the First Nations Child and Family Caring SocietyFull list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes 
  • 153. Connie Pruden Grandinetti

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    EDMONTON, ALBERTAAfter the body of a blonde-haired woman is found in an icy ditch by the side of the road, it proves difficult to get to the bottom of what happened to her - and who was ultimately responsible.The intention of this episode is to shine a light on the inner workings of our criminal justice system in the context of the “open court principle”—which assumes that public confidence in the integrity of the court system and administration of justice is fostered by openness and full publicity.Podcast RecommendationThe Place That Thaws from APTN NewsMonthly DonationCanadian True Crime has donated to the First Nations Child and Family Caring SocietyFull list of resources, information sources and credits:See the page for this episode at www.canadiantruecrime.ca/episodes