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A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.

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A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.

    Education Exploration: Part 1

    Education Exploration: Part 1

    On this week’s collected, connected conversations (the sixth in our summer series): back to school. Well, not quite yet. But it is around the corner, so we thought we’d help you prep with an education-related retrospective. And with so much material to cover, we’ve set aside two dates on our course calendar.

    Featured voices this podcast include (in order of appearance):

    • Brock Pitawanakwat, York University Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies

    • Ken Williams, assistant professor with the University of Alberta's Department of Drama

    • Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
    // CREDITS: Creative Commons music in this episode includes “The Insider,” by Time to Move and Motivate, “Weapon” by Nctrnm, and “Devil Man” by Drake Stafford. Our opening theme is “Soda Machine” by Kabbalistic Village; our closing theme is “Nocturne for Anastasiya" by Vlad Cuiujuclu.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Right to Hunt & Harvest: Part 2

    The Right to Hunt & Harvest: Part 2

    Moose, elk, bison, lobster, salmon: they're just some of the non-human relatives that Indigenous peoples have relied upon for centuries. A reliance that, in turn, made self-reliance possible for those peoples. That is, until it wasn’t—thanks to the kinds of colonial interference and impediments we discuss here in our fifth episode of the summer series, building on our last episode's look at fights over rights to hunt and harvest.
    Featured voices this podcast include:
    • Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at UBC
    • Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
    This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of Kwetasel'wet (Vera Wood).
    // CREDITS: This episode was edited and produced by Stephanie Wood and Rick Harp. Creative Commons music this episode includes “spring_thaw” by The Green Kingdom, as well as our opening theme “Soda Machine” by Kabbalistic Village and our closing theme “Nocturne for Anastasiya" by Vlad Cuiujuclu.

    • 51 min
    The Right to Hunt & Harvest: Part 1

    The Right to Hunt & Harvest: Part 1

    On this week’s collected, connected conversations (the fourth in our summer series), we go on the hunt for some rights recognition. Rights rooted in the ‘radical’ notion that Indigenous peoples ought to be able to live off their lands and waters.

    But, as we’ll hear over these next two episodes, those harvests are hampered—not only by the imposition of restrictions, but through the endangerment of the non-human relatives we’ve long relied on.

    Featured voices this podcast include (in order of appearance):

    • Patrice Mousseau, entrepreneur

    • Ken Williams, assistant professor with the University of Alberta's Department of Drama

    • Community organizer and youth advocate Michael Redhead Champagne

    • Criminologist Lisa Monchalin

    • Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at UBC

    • Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
    This episode is dedicated to the loving memory of Kwetasel'wet (Vera Wood).
    // CREDITS: This episode was edited and produced by Stephanie Wood and Rick Harp. Creative Commons music in this episode includes our opening theme (“Soda Machine” by Kabbalistic Village) and closing theme (“Nocturne for Anastasiya" by Vlad Cuiujuclu).

    • 47 min
    Leisure & Rec

    Leisure & Rec

    On this week’s collected, connected conversations, our summer series walks into the world of leisure and recreation—well, for some, anyway. For, as you’ll hear, it seems us pesky Indians can’t help but spoil settler fun!

    Featured voices this podcast include (in order of appearance):

    • Brock Pitawanakwat, York University Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies

    • Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment

    • Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at UBC

    • Criminologist Lisa Monchalin

    • Community organizer and youth advocate Michael Redhead Champagne

    • Ken Williams, assistant professor with the University of Alberta's Department of Drama

    • Stephanie Wood, Cultural Editor, The Narwhal
    // CREDITS: This episode was edited and produced by Stephanie Wood and Rick Harp. Creative Commons music in this episode includes “Phase IV,” by lo-fi is sci-fi, “Montmartre” by Jahzarr, “Beaches” by Alex Vaan, “April” by Kai Engel. Our opening theme is “Soda Machine” by Kabbalistic Village; our closing theme is “Nocturne for Anastasiya" by Vlad Cuiujuclu.

    • 58 min
    Law & Order: Part 2

    Law & Order: Part 2

    This episode, the second in our summer series, part two of our look at law and order—emphasis on the latter. Because even though we’ll begin this episode with discussions about the courts and prisons (building on last episode’s walk-through of policing), there’s a much bigger picture at play here: the enforcement and reinforcement of a social order, an order that works hand in glove with the needs of settler colonialism.
    Featured voices this podcast include (in order of appearance):
    • Ken Williams, assistant professor with the University of Alberta's Department of Drama
    • Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment
    • Wawmeesh Hamilton, journalist/photographer
    • Brock Pitawanakwat, York University Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies
    • Anishinabe broadcaster and arts administrator Jesse Wente
    • Candis Callison, Associate Professor in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the School of Journalism, Writing and Media at UBC
    // CREDITS: Creative Commons music this episode includes “Enterprise 1” by Languis, “Dybbuk Box“ by Sergey Cheremisinov, “Distilled” by Nctrnm, “SONNIK 1.0” by SONNIK, “Snowfall” by Steinbruchel. Our opening theme is “Soda Machine” by Kabbalistic Village; our closing theme is “Nocturne for Anastasiya" by Vlad Cuiujuclu.
     

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Law & Order: Part 1

    Law & Order: Part 1

    With the arrival of warmer weather, it's once again time for another MEDIA INDIGENA Summer Series, our compendia of conversations collected and connected from over the past five years of the podcast.
    With over 250 episodes to date, there’s certainly lots to choose from. And yet, there’s one subject that’s never far from the surface whenever we get together—justice. And from cops to courts to incarceration, these next two installments will take us on a whirlwind tour of Canada’s so-called justice system.
    Featured voices this podcast include (in order of appearance):
    • Anishinabe broadcaster and arts administrator Jesse Wente
    • Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, Pam Palmater
    • Colleen Simard, writer/designer/filmmaker
    • Conrad Prince, child health and welfare advocate
    • Karyn Pugliese, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University School of Journalism
    • Ken Williams, Assistant Professor of Drama, University of Alberta
    // CREDITS: Creative Commons music in this episode includes "Fater Lee" by Black Ant as well as "Friction and "Lakehouse" by Nctrnm. Our opening theme is “Soda Machine” by Kabbalistic Village; our closing theme is “Nocturne for Anastasiya by Vlad Cuiujuclu.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

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246 Ratings

246 Ratings

anewna ,

Good Medicine

My favourite podcast of all the podcasts. I heard one episode then went back to a start from the 1st episode and then listened to every single one. I love the humour and the puns! All the energy and laughter carry me through even the most difficult topics. Quyana. Thank you for making this podcast (and I thank you as well through patreon). This podcast makes me feel more connected.

Ґеня ХО ,

Academic & Information Excellence

I look forward to treating myself with every episode. The knowledge, power, and insight investigated on each topic is unparalleled👌.
Thank you for this important and valuable resource 🖤

waawaate ,

Great podcast

Overall, the podcast is excellent. I learn a lot every time I listen. Panelists bring key perspectives. Especially Kim and Candis with their STS lenses.

One area that the podcast could grow is including more voices from outside academics. The episode with CLB was great because it was important to hear someone from outside the academy on an issue they are really involved in. The podcast could look to more often include more diverse knowledge holders.

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