Welcome to the Indigenous 150+ podcast series
Launching in 2019, Good Influence Films brought together 21 young adults from across the country, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to learn how to moderate cross cultural conversations and basic podcasting skills. This inaugural program has evolved into two training programs – both an introductory and an advanced digital storytelling and podcast training program supporting the talent and career development of new and emerging Indigenous storytellers. During the first season these young creators hosted and produced 45+ podcast episodes giving voice to the things that are important to them.
It is June 2022, and we are proud to be releasing both pilots and individual episodes hosted by 16 new and emerging storytellers from across the country. The 2022 Season covers a diversity of topics discussing everything from decolonizing motherhood to exploring a fictional narrative that turns patriarchy on it’s head.
Join us for this new season that puts young Indigenous storytellers and creatives centre stage! If you like what you hear we invite you to rate the episodes and help get these stories shared and recommended to podcast listeners around the world.
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To commemorate the 2nd National Day of Truth and Reconciliation we bring you 7 podcast episodes about the impacts and legacy of the residential school system.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Award-winning Kanien’kéhaka (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
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
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
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
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