025 – Swift Runner and the Wendigo

Episode 025: Swift Runner was a well respected Cree hunter and trapper outside Edmonton in the 1800’s. In the 1870’s his family, as were many others, began to go hungry. Swift Runner turned to alcohol to drown his frustrations and his personality quickly changed. He also began speaking of encountering Wendigo, an evil cannibalistic spirit, taunting him. Swift Runner’s eventual crimes were shocking to all. BONUS: Rick Gibson eats a tesitcle or two.

CONTENT WARNING: Dark Poutine is not for the faint of heart or squeamish. Our content contains mature themes, coarse language and may include graphic descriptions of violent crimes. Listener discretion is strongly advised.

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Sources:

 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCfKRYaI0aU  The Cree Sunrise Song with lyrics and English translation
 
waniskâ! pêtâpan ôma! ᐊᐧᓂᐢᑳ! ᐯᑖᐸᐣ ᐆᒪ! Wake up! The sun is coming!”