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Special Anniversary Series

In celebration of our 1st anniversary and National Indigenous History Month 2021 we have created a series of short episodes celebrating the young changemakers behind the Indigenous 150+ podcast!


Supporting Future Leaders – Youth Supporting Youth: Indigenous 150+ Podcaster Nicole Tornquist
Indigenous 150+ Podcaster Nicole Tornquist speaks about the importance of supporting Indigenous Youth to be the best they can be. Drawing on her own personal experience as a youth, Nicole discusses her role as a National Ambassador of Hope for the WeMatter Campaign and youth organization. Nicole is from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, and is currently serving as their Junior Onekanew (Chief).

This episode was hosted and produced by Roha Hena. Check out Nicole’s Season 1 Episodes, “Small Town, Big Dreams” with Kelvin Redvers and “Awakening the Spirit” with Holly Linski. You can follow Nicole on instagram @nicole.tornquist18.

June 28, 2021

Supporting Future Leaders – Youth Supporting Youth: Indigenous 150+ Podcaster Nicole Tornquist
Indigenous 150+ Podcaster Nicole Tornquist speaks about the importance of supporting Indigenous Youth to be the best they can be. Drawing on her own personal experience as a youth, Nicole discusses her role as a National Ambassador of Hope for the WeMatter Campaign and youth organization. Nicole is from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, and is currently serving as their Junior Onekanew (Chief).

This episode was hosted and produced by Roha Hena. Check out Nicole’s Season 1 Episodes, “Small Town, Big Dreams” with Kelvin Redvers and “Awakening the Spirit” with Holly Linski. You can follow Nicole on instagram @nicole.tornquist18.

June 28, 2021

Story as Discovery: Indigenous 150+ Podcaster Shelby Lisk
Indigenous 150+ Podcaster Shelby Lisk, shares her journey as a multi-disciplinary artist and journalist and reflects on how sharing Indigenous stories helps us re-imagine our relationship to this land and it’s people. Shelby is Kanyenhehá:ka from Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory).

This episode was hosted and produced by Kirsten Mathison. Check out Shelby’s Season 1 Episodes: “Laughing Through Taboos” and “Reverberations of Resistance: The Thunderwater Soverignty Movement”. To learn more about Shelby’s award-winning journalism and her films, follow her @ShelbyLiskPhoto.

June 22, 2021
Season 1
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
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: Filmmaker spotlight on Shane Belcourt
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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