International Women’s Day
March 8, 2023
In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve compiled a playlist of 8 entertaining and empowering episodes. These women have awesome ideas about building community, telling new stories, and inspiring change. — Listen now!
Auntie Up: Defining a True Indigenous Lens and Why it Matters
Host Nika Paziuk turns the mic on Jolene Banning and Kim Wheeler, co-hosts and producers who share their orgin story of Auntie Up!. They discuss the importance of a true Indigenous lens, and their committment to creating new narratives by showcasing women knowledge keepers across Turtle Island. Jolene and Kim show us how to Auntie Up! and how Aunties are the grassroots of our communities.
Aug 2, 2022
Awaken the Spirit: Ripples of Change
Awaken the Spirit founder, blogger and writer Holly Linski (Jill Featherstone) speaks to intergenerational trauma and the dynamics and drivers of change. Host/Producer: Nicole Tornquist
Aug 11, 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/Produer: Tanicia Wright
July 28, 2020
Herstory is a satirical comedy about two millennial women who are tired of living in the patriarchy, so they travel back in time to rewrite history in the favour of women.
Episode 1 – “It’s A Man’s World”
After Sammy fails to learn the art of female masturbation, and her roommate Jordan loses her promotion at work, they head out for a night of partying where they are flashed by a male time traveler who drops his vibrator shaped time machine, which sparks their journey into empowering women in the past.
Episode 2 – “Witchy Woman”
After they land in the 1600’s and Sammy is accused of being a witch, Jordan must rescue Sammy from being hanged. To do this she must empower a witch coven, but will she empower them too much?
Herstory was written and produced by Métis writer Samantha Loney with story mentoring by Amber-Sekowan Daniels and Donna McElligott.
June 21, 2022
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
A Matriarch in Medicine: The Journey of Healthcare Specialist Elaine Johnston
Elaine Johnston, Former Chief and Councillor of Serpent River and leader in delivering frontline health care shares her days as a student and how her journey evolved from a helicopter paramedic into helping create the first Indigenous Health Access Centre in Ontario. She also shares her journey as a healer to bridge traditional knowledge with modern medicine to improve the health and wellness of Indigenous peoples. This compelling episode is hosted by Hanna Sewell, a registered nurse who is interested in sharing the voices, challenges and successes of frontline workers.
Nov 29, 2022
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
The Dynamic Life of Alice Qannik Glenn: From NASA to Podcasting
Alice Qannik Glenn is an Inupiaq person with both NASA and podcasting on her resume. Qanu? How? Host Zorga Qaunaq was intrigued and needed to know more and so invited Alice to talk about her life, the lack of Inupiaq representation in Alaskan media and learned how it inspired her to create the Coffee and Quaq podcast. They get into a great convo about personal growth through podcasting.
Nov 08, 2022
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