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Introducing the Indigenous 150+ Podcast Series
 
Introducing the Indigenous 150+ Podcast Series
A short piece celebrating the launch of the Indigenous 150+ Podcast series made especially for you, our listeners, featuring the voices of the young changemakers who collectively host the series. A shout out to Kayla Tillapaugh, participant of the Indigenous 150+ Youth Ambassador Programme and now podcast host from Castlegar, British Columbia, the traditional territory of the Sn? ?ay? ckstx (Sinixt), as well as the outer territories of the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc and Syilx First Nations.

Season 1 Finale: Building Bridges, Sharing Stories
Nov 15, 2020
Season 1 Finale: Building Bridges, Sharing Stories
Indigenous 150+ podcasters Naomi Robinson and Kayla Tillapaugh join together to reflect on the training programme and the 40+ episodes and stories that were created and released during Season 1 of the Indigenous 150+ podcast series. They share a special thank you to you, our listeners, and to all those who helped along the way. We will be taking a short break and look forward to bringing you more stories soon. Please subscribe to our podcast to be notified about our next batch of stories. Come and connect with us on social media to learn about other Indigenous 150+ events.
Nov 15, 2020

Always Keep Dreaming: Carving an Artist’s Career
Nov 10, 2020
Always Keep Dreaming: Carving an Artist’s Career
Algonquin multimedia artist, photographer and filmmaker Lindsay Sarazin speaks about pursuing his childhood dream, the power of media, storytelling as a way of healing, and the importance of Indigenous stories on the world stage. Host/Producer: Naomi Robinson
Nov 10, 2020

Life Inspiring Art: Sources of Creation
Nov 6, 2020
Life Inspiring Art: Sources of Creation
Filmmaker Shane Belcourt takes us through the evolution of his career as a creative, and speaks about the power of collaboration, mentorship, and how growing up in an artistic and political household has shaped him. Host/Producer: Kayla Stephens
Nov 6, 2020

Love Powered Activism: A Digital Talking Circle with Heperi Mita
Nov 3, 2020
Love Powered Activism: A Digital Talking Circle with Heperi Mita
Heperi Mita shares his journey from being an archivist to making his debut film “Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen”, an intimate portrait and tribute to his trailblazing mother, activist and Ma-ori filmmaker Merata Mita. Host/Producer: Devon Blind
Nov 3, 2020

Feeding Your Spirit: Nurturing the Artist Within
Oct 30, 2020
Feeding Your Spirit: Nurturing the Artist Within
Wabanaki artist and filmmaker Gop Bartibogue discusses his creative process, knowledge sharing, and the important role of failure and making room for joy as his secrets to success. Host/Producer: Julianna Peter-Paul
Oct 30, 2020

Walking the Red Road: Journey to a Better Me
Oct 27, 2020
Walking the Red Road: Journey to a Better Me
Aimee Dixon and Tyler Cutknife share the contributing factors behind drinking including family history and peers and choosing sobriety as part of living their best lives for both themselves and their families. Host/Producer: Straight Up Feather
Oct 27, 2020

Sharing Youth Wisdom: Building Communities, Building Futures
Oct 23, 2020
Sharing Youth Wisdom: Building Communities, Building Futures
Lee Allen Genaille, elected Junior Councillor (Junior Onushchekewuk), of Opaskwayak Cree Nation shares his experiences growing up, working together with local youth and his vision for creating positive change in his community. Host/Producer: Nicole Tornquist
Oct 23, 2020

Hope, Culture, & Strength: Creating Hopeful Futures
Oct 20, 2020
Hope, Culture, & Strength: Creating Hopeful Futures
Chelsea Mulvale, National Ambassador of Hope Lead at WeMatter speaks about the roles of youth wisdom, community, culture and positive messages in the media to enhance life promotion, and reduce suicide in Indigenous communities. Host/Producer: Roha Hena
Oct 20, 2020

We Are Not Extinct: Hunting, Patience and Perseverance
Oct 16, 2020
We Are Not Extinct: Hunting, Patience and Perseverance
Rick and Linda Desautel, Sinixt decedents share their 11 year story of how they fought their way to the Supreme Court of Canada to have the rights of the #Sinixt Nation recognized and the wrongful declaration of their extinction reversed. Host/Producer: Kayla Tillapaugh
Oct 16, 2020

Nibi Biimaadiiziiwin (Water Is Life): Caring for Creation
Oct 13, 2020
Nibi Biimaadiiziiwin (Water Is Life): Caring for Creation
Ojibwe-Mohawk Elder and grandmother Shirley John, from Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation, speaks from the heart about caring for creation, the importance of prayer and spreading seeds of love for all peoples. Host/Producer: Dave Beverly-Foster
Oct 13, 2020

Building Pride Together: Engaging Youth In Métis Culture
Oct 9, 2020
Building Pride Together: Engaging Youth In Métis Culture
Educator, Michelle Schroeder speaks about her Métis heritage and the work she is doing in Abbotsford, British Columbia to help connect and engage secondary school students in Métis culture. Host/Producer: Anna Ratzlaff
Oct 9, 2020

Protecting Family, Home & Land: Preserving Inuit Values
Oct 6, 2020
Protecting Family, Home & Land: Preserving Inuit Values
Environmental advocate and Junior Advisor with the Nunavut Impact Review board, Mia Otokiak shares her memories growing up, the bridging of science and traditional knowledge, mentoring youth and preserving Inuit values. Host/Producer: Kayla Stephens
Oct 6, 2020

Healthy People, Beautiful Life: Uniting to Preserve – Part 2
Oct 2, 2020
Healthy People, Beautiful Life: Uniting to Preserve – Part 2
Q’eqchi’ researcher and interpreter Pedro Makin discusses the orgins of the Maya Healers’ Association, the importance of challlenging perceptions and what he wants the world to know about his Q’eqchi’ Maya culture. Host/Producer: Michelle Gowan
Oct 2, 2020

Healthy People, Beautiful Life: Fighting for the Right to Cure – Part 1
Sept 29, 2020
Healthy People, Beautiful Life: Fighting for the Right to Cure – Part 1
Dr. James B. Waldram, medical anthropologist with the University of Saskatchewan discusses his work with the Maya Healers’ Association of Belize and working with them through film to advocate for and challenge misperceptions about traditional Q’eqchi’ knowledge. Host/Producer: Michelle Gowan
Sept 29, 2020

Education-ally Speaking: Social Justice and Schools
Sept 25, 2020
Education-ally Speaking: Social Justice and Schools
John Croutch, Indigenous cultural competency trainer at U of T and Wikwemikong First Nation member, speaks about experiential learning, allyship, social justice and reimagining education. Host/Producer: Roha Hena
Sept 25, 2020

Feeding Dreams, Building Pride: Asia Youngman’s journey to filmmaking
Sept 22, 2020
Feeding Dreams, Building Pride: Asia Youngman’s journey to filmmaking
Award-winning Vancouver based filmmaker Asia Youngman, of Cree, Métis and Haudenosaunee descent shares the early opportunities that allowed her to find her passion, and feed her imagination, helping to build her confidence and career. Her success not withstanding, this episode ends with a strong call to the media industry to better support female Indigenous talent both in front and behind the camera. Host/Producer: Kirsten Mathison
Sept 22, 2020

Pasqua First Nation: Leading for the Future – Part 2
Sept 18, 2020
Pasqua First Nation: Leading for the Future – Part 2
In part 2, Chief Matthew Todd Peigen of the Pasqua First Nation discusses how their little Nation searches for big solutions from the impacts of solution mines and other industrial developments which could put their land and water in peril. Host/Producer: Devon Blind
Sept 18, 2020

Loving with Vigor: Raising Children in a Discriminating Society
Sept 16, 2020
Loving with Vigor: Raising Children in a Discriminating Society
Indigenous mother, educator and Opaskwayak Cree Nation member Alyissa Whitehead Nelson discusses motherhood, building identity and dealing with racism within the health system, as she navigated care for her son diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer. Host/Producer: Raven Richards
Sept 16, 2020

Putting the Care Back In Canadian Health Care
Sept 11, 2020
Putting the Care Back In Canadian Health Care
U of T medical student Rebecca Crawford, who is Turtle Clan from Snimikobi Algonquin Nation, discusses her experiences as an Indigenous medical student and the need for the healthcare system to be re-evaluated. Host/Producer: Roha Hena
Sept 11, 2020

Pasqua First Nation: Leading for the Future – Part 1
Sept 8, 2020
Pasqua First Nation: Leading for the Future – Part 1
Chief Matthew Todd Peigen of the Pasqua First Nation discusses the history of Pasqua, sustainability, technology and investing for prosperity – Part 1 of 2. Host/Producer: Devon Blind
Sept 8, 2020

From Mi’kmaq Hippy to Indigenous chart star: Stories From the Pow-wow Trail
Sept 4, 2020
From Mi’kmaq Hippy to Indigenous chart star: Stories From the Pow-wow Trail
Tune in for stories of adventure, magic, and coincidence from the pow-wow trail with musician Tee Cloud as he and Host, Julianna Peter-Paul discuss his journey as an artist and the challenges of revitalzing culture in their community. Host/Producer: Julianna Peter-Paul
Sept 4, 2020

Quiet Long Enough: The Rise of Political Unrest
Sept 2, 2020
Quiet Long Enough: The Rise of Political Unrest
Culture lost and found, racism and the movement rising against it are discussed by two generations of Indigenous women. Host/Producer: Tanicia Wright
Sept 2, 2020

Three Generations of Change: Igloolik on the Rise
Aug 28, 2020
Three Generations of Change: Igloolik on the Rise
Tessa Kunuk and Rhoda Angutimarik Recinos, her mother, a teacher and business owner, discuss how life has changed in their Northern community of Igloolik over the last three generations. Host/Producer: Tessa Kunuk
Aug 28, 2020

Dark Night, Enlightening Experience: A Sasquatch Story
Aug 25, 2020
Dark Night, Enlightening Experience: A Sasquatch Story
Shelby Anderson and her father discuss what it was like to encounter a Sasquatch one dark night driving between Edmonton and Slave Lake. Host/Producer: Shelby Anderson
Aug 25, 2020

Extinction and Reconnection: A Sinixt Reflection
Aug 22, 2020
Extinction and Reconnection: A Sinixt Reflection
Derrick LaMere, War Pony Pictures founder and Native American documentary filmmaker, discusses his latest films which explore the Sinixt declaration of extinction and their fight to regain their territorial rights. Host/Producer: Kayla Tillapaugh (Photo Credit for Kayla Tillapaugh: Sharon Stoddart)
Aug 22, 2020

Speaking Healing Prayers: Decolonizing Motherhood
Aug 19, 2020
Speaking Healing Prayers: Decolonizing Motherhood
Sunny Red Bear – a Lakota woman, mother, poet, activist, community organizer for MMIW, a mentor and poetry teacher from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe discusses decolonizing motherhood and reclaiming her Indigenous roots. Host/Producer: Raven Richards
Aug 19, 2020

Petroglyphs of the Past, Canada Continued: Glenn Trivett – Part 2
Aug 16, 2020
Petroglyphs of the Past, Canada Continued: Glenn Trivett – Part 2
Glenn Trivett, Ojibway man and member of Waauksing First Nation, creator of speaker series Kiinoo Mudwin, traditional knowledge keeper and pipe carrier discusses Elder’s teachings, petroglyphs and a way forward for Canada. Host/Producer: Dave Beverly-Foster
Aug 16, 2020

Reconnecting through Research: Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Aug 14, 2020
Reconnecting through Research: Indigenous Ways of Knowing
University of Saskatchewan masters student Honey Constant discusses her thesis and how Indigenous perspectives influence the way knowledge is discovered, traditionally and through academia. Host/Producer: Michelle Gowan
Aug 14, 2020

Awaken The Spirit: Ripples of Change
Aug 11, 2020
Awaken The Spirit: Ripples of Change
Awaken the Spirit founder, blogger and writer Holly Linski speaks to intergenerational trauma and the dynamics and drivers of change. Host/Producer: Nicole Tornquist
Aug 11, 2020

Reverberations of Resistance: The Thunderwater Sovereignty Movement
Aug 7, 2020
Reverberations of Resistance: The Thunderwater Sovereignty Movement
The legacy of Indigenous rights activist Chief Thunderwater is discussed in the context of resistance and the reverberations of the Haudenosaunee sovereignty movement with historians Trish Rae and Gerald Reid. Host/Producer: Shelby Lisk
Aug 7, 2020

Kiinoo Mudwin: Community Justice, Reconciliation and The Origin of Turtle Island
Aug 4, 2020
Kiinoo Mudwin: Community Justice, Reconciliation and The Origin of Turtle Island
Glenn Trivett, Ojibway man and member of Wasauksing First Nation, creator of speaker series Kiinoo Mudwin, traditional knowledge keeper and pipe carrier discusses community justice, Reconciliation and the origin of Turtle Island. Host/Producer: Dave Beverly-Foster
Aug 4, 2020

Canoes and Community: Carving Out Space for Connection
July 31, 2020
Canoes and Community: Carving Out Space for Connection
Nuuchahnulth and Coast Salish artist and carver Joshua Watts discusses carving and racing canoes, the value of mentorship and the role of carving and art as a community-building vessel. Host/Producer: Kirsten Mathison
July 31, 2020

Feminism in Film: Our Stories Onscreen
July 28, 2020
Feminism in Film: Our Stories Onscreen
Artist Shelley Niro discusses filmmaking – from casting, to storytelling to weaving in her feminist worldview in her latest film “The Incredible 25th Year of Mitzi Bearclaw. Host/Producer: Tanicia Wright
July 28, 2020

Stories as Catalysts for Change: The Bravery of Artistry
July 24, 2020
Stories as Catalysts for Change: The Bravery of Artistry
Award-winning Kanien?kehá?ka (Mohawk) filmmaker Tracey Deer discusses her new film, how stories can create change, the art of collaboration and the bravery of artistry in film, a field where Indigenous people are underrepresented. Host/Producer: Roha Hena
July 24, 2020

One With the Land: Sinixt Perspective and Identity – Part 2
July 21, 2020
One With the Land: Sinixt Perspective and Identity – Part 2
In Part 2 of this episode, Arrow Lakes Facilitator for Colville Confederated Tribes, Shelly Boyd explores what it means to be part of an “extinct” nation and also to connect with the land and wildlife through ceremony and conservation. Host/Producer: Kayla Tillapaugh (Photo Credit for Kayla Tillapaugh: Sharon Stoddart)
July 21, 2020

Mediating The Spaces Between Us: Racism, Entrepreneurship and Parenting
July 17, 2020
Mediating The Spaces Between Us: Racism, Entrepreneurship and Parenting
One of FLARE Magazine’s Top 50 Women, anti-racism educator, award-winning ribbon skirt artist, certified mediator and activist Larissa Crawford discusses racism, the green economy, eco-activism, entrepreneurship, wellness and parenting. Host/Producer: Devon Blind
July 17, 2020

The Long Road to Representation: Culture Shifts in Film – Part 2
July 14, 2020
The Long Road to Representation: Culture Shifts in Film – Part 2
In the second half of a two-part series, actor, director and producer Jennifer Podemski discusses her award-winning series ‘Future History’ about cultural reclamation, the challenges of filmmaking during the COVID pandemic, and her future hopes and dreams. Host/Producer: Dave Beverly-Foster
July 14, 2020

Small Town, Big Dreams: Making Movies and We Matter
July 9, 2020
Small Town, Big Dreams: Making Movies and We Matter
We Matter founder Kelvin Redvers discusses growing up in the North West Territories, his career as a director and why he founded this youth-led organization that is addressing mental health in such a unique way. Host/Producer: Nicole Tornquist
July 9, 2020

Influencing Through Arts and Action: The Power of Authenticity
July 7, 2020
Influencing Through Arts and Action: The Power of Authenticity
Storyteller, artist, poet, and activist, Linnea Dick, redefines the concept of “influencer” through her life and work by showing up with authenticity, the importance of role models and using social media for good. Host/Producer: Kirsten Mathison
July 7, 2020

Laughing Through Taboo: The art of comedy in film
July 1, 2020
Laughing Through Taboo: The art of comedy in film
Anishinaabe artist and filmmaker JL Whitecrow discusses using comedy to address difficult topics, the importance of Indigenous voices in film and the expectations facing Indigenous creatives. Host/Producer: Shelby Lisk
July 1, 2020

The Noise of The Heartbeat: Mi’kmaq Songs and Culture Revitalized
June 27, 2020
The Noise of The Heartbeat: Mi’kmaq Songs and Culture Revitalized
Mi’kmaq musician and Elder George Paul shares his musical journey, his work in cultural revitalization and a creation story of his people. Host/Producer: Julianna Peter-Paul
June 27, 2020

Rising From the Ashes through Wâhkôhtowin: A Story of Hope
June 22, 2020
Rising From the Ashes through Wâhkôhtowin: A Story of Hope
Best-selling author and Métis-Cree scholar Jesse Thistle discusses storytelling, his memoir, academic research, and his journey back from homelessness and addiction. Thistle explores the realities of intergenerational trauma, colonial violence, prejudice and culture. Host/Producer: Michelle Gowan
June 22, 2020

Using Humour For Healing: Writing Words of Wisdom
June 21, 2020
Using Humour For Healing: Writing Words of Wisdom
Drew Hayden Taylor, Anishinabee author, talks about his writing journey and shares advice for new writers. He approaches the topic with his brand of Indigenous humour and through a cross-genre lens. Host/Producer: Kayla Stephens
June 21, 2020

Ghost Town Stories: Wolf Lake First Nation
June 21, 2020
Ghost Town Stories: Wolf Lake First Nation
The ghost town, Wolf Lake First Nation, and the history of its people are discussed through the lens of three generations. Host/Producer Naomi Robinson speaks with her grandmother and mother.
June 21, 2020

Forever On FIlm: Movies Preserving Inuit Language and Culture
June 21, 2020
Forever On FIlm: Movies Preserving Inuit Language and Culture
Filmmaker Lucy Tulugarjuk discusses her career path, after starring in the first Inuktitut film, Atanarjuat. She talks about Indigenous women in film, and shares advice to those aspiring to work in the industry. Host/Producer: Tessa Kunuk
June 21, 2020

One With the Land: Sinixt Perspective and Identity – Part 1
June 21, 2020
One With the Land: Sinixt Perspective and Identity – Part 1
Arrow Lakes Facilitator for Colville Confederated Tribes, Shelly Boyd, discusses Sinixt identity and worldviews, what it means to live in unity with the land and her thoughts on social, political and environmental justice. Host/Producer: Kayla Tillapaugh (Photo Credit for Kayla Tillapaugh: Sharon Stoddart)
June 21, 2020

Be Willing To Be Uncomfortable: Racism and Parenting
June 21, 2020
Be Willing To Be Uncomfortable: Racism and Parenting
Canadian Screen Award-winning filmmaker Tasha Hubbard speaks on racism, Indigenous parenting, and a way forward in Canada. Tasha’s film “nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up” examines the impact of the death of Colten Boushie and his family’s fight for justice. Host/Producer: Raven Richards. #JusticeForColten
June 21, 2020

The Long Road to Representation: Culture Shifts in Film – Part 1
June 21, 2020
The Long Road to Representation: Culture Shifts in Film – Part 1
In the first half of a two-part series, actor, director and producer Jennifer Podemski discusses her career, Inidgenous representation in the film industry and why she created Canada’s first Indigenous-owned production company. Host/Producer: Dave Beverly-Foster
June 21, 2020

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