About Bones of Crows (series)

Bones of Crows is a multi-generational epic; it’s a story of resilience and strength told through the eyes of Cree matriarch Aline Spears. Removed from their family home and forced into Canada’s residential school system, young musical prodigy Aline and her siblings are plunged into a struggle for survival. Over the next hundred years, Aline and her descendants fight for a more just future. 

Supported by her daughter and granddaughter, Aline must find the strength to step into her role as family matriarch and confront the scars of her past. In the face of a rapidly shifting and hostile world, Aline’s remarkable journey moves through memories of residential school, perilous adventures across snowy traplines and classified London bureaus, where she works as a code talker in the Second World War. 

A sweeping drama grounded in historical truth, Bones of Crows weaves together underrepresented moments in Canadian and Indigenous history, including the Indigenous contributions to World War II, the ongoing cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

APTN linear premiere date:
September 20, 2023 (English)
September 25, 2023 (Cree) 

APTN lumi premiere date:
September 21, 2023 (English)
September 26, 2023 (Cree) 


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Episode 1: To Be Starved
Episode 2: To Be Separated
Episode 3: To Be Denied
Episode 4: To Let Go
Episode 5: To Be Here
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