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Hi everyone, welcome to Sierra Youth Podcast, hosted by the youth committee of the Sierra Club Canada - we host conversations for a healthy planet and healthy communities. Stay tuned for education on all things related to environmental justice! Hosted by: Brynna Kagawa-Visentin, Micaela Yawney, Jackie Layton, Jessica Cloutier, and Emily Markholm

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Hi everyone, welcome to Sierra Youth Podcast, hosted by the youth committee of the Sierra Club Canada - we host conversations for a healthy planet and healthy communities. Stay tuned for education on all things related to environmental justice! Hosted by: Brynna Kagawa-Visentin, Micaela Yawney, Jackie Layton, Jessica Cloutier, and Emily Markholm

    S2E11: This Group Says Goodbye

    S2E11: This Group Says Goodbye

    We’ve made the difficult decision to move on from this chapter of our lives. Join us as we come together for one final group chat as a verbal love letter to this project, each other, and you - our listeners. Get ready for laughter, a few tears, and a whole lot of gratitude as we reminisce on our favourite moments from the past two years. Stay tuned though! There’s more to come from the next Sierra Youth Executive Committee members!
    We hope you enjoy this episode and don’t forget to keep the conversation going and rate, review and subscribe!
    Don’t forget to support us on Patreon! Follow us on Instagram!

    • 46 min
    S2E10: Monique Pauzé

    S2E10: Monique Pauzé

    Nous avons parlé avec Monique Pauzé, la députée de Repentigny, au Québec, pour le Bloc Québécois. Elle est actuellement vice-présidente du Comité permanent de l’environnement et du développement durable et - elle est une ardente défenderesse des questions d’environnement et de justice sociale. Monique Pauzé est une enseignante à la retraite et a été désignée, en 2018, députée la plus collégiale en raison de sa capacité à établir de véritables relations de travail avec les députés des autres partis.
    Nous avons parlé de la façon dont Monique est entrée en politique en organisant son syndicat et de sa conviction qu'un leader doit mettre en pratique ce qu'il prêche.
    Nous espérons que vous avez apprécié cet épisode et n'oubliez pas de poursuivre la conversation et de noter, critiquer et vous abonner !
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    Veuillez noter : Les opinions exprimées dans ce podcast ne reflètent pas nécessairement celles de la Fondation Sierra Club Canada ou de nos sections ou programmes. Des représentants des autres grands partis politiques canadiens ont également été contactés et invités à participer à des épisodes du podcast
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    We spoke with Monique Pauzé, member of parliament for Repentigny, in Quebec, for the Bloc Quebecois party. She is currently the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and is a strong advocate for environmental and social justice issues. Monique Pauzé is a retired schoolteacher and was voted most collegial MP back in 2018 because of her ability to build real working relationships with MPs in other parties
    We talked about how Monique got into politics through organizing with her union and how she believes a leader should practice what they preach.
    We hope you enjoy this episode and don’t forget to keep the conversation going and don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!
    Don’t forget to support us on Patreon! Follow us on Instagram!
    Please note: Views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation or our chapters or programs. Representatives of the other major Canadian political parties have also been contacted and invited to appear on podcast episodes.

    • 44 min
    S2E9: Laurel Collins

    S2E9: Laurel Collins

    Laurel Collins MP sits down with Brynna to discuss her journey into politics, the impact environmental issues have made in NDP policies, and the necessity of opening up opportunities and roles in government to the younger generation.
    Laurel Collins MP represents the riding of Victoria in the House of Commons, is the NDP Critic for Environment and Climate Change and Caucus Vice Chair. Collins also co-founded and co-chaired Divest Victoria, a non-profit organization that advocates for cities to take their money out of fossil fuels and put them into environmentally responsible investments.
    We hope you enjoy this episode and don’t forget to keep the conversation going, rate, review and subscribe!
    Please note: Views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation or our chapters or programs. Representatives of the other major Canadian political parties have also been contacted and invited to appear on podcast episodes.
    Don’t forget to support our podcast on Patreon and follow us on Instagram! 

    • 38 min
    S2E8: Elizabeth May

    S2E8: Elizabeth May

    Elizabeth May, Canadian politician, environmental activist, lawyer, author and former leader of the Green Party of Canada, joins the Sierra Youth Podcast to discuss her career in politics, the role of youth in fighting against the climate and biodiversity crisis, and how she defeated longtime cabinet minister Gary Lunn to achieve her party’s first federal election victory. Brynna and Elizabeth talk about Stephen Harper’s impact on the environment when he served as prime minister of Canada, the tea on the Montreal and Kyoto Protocols, and how rotary clubs are actually the best thing ever. Elizabeth explains what people often get wrong about her, and how the patriarchy undermines the environment and fuels capitalism. Prior to leading the Green Party, Elizabeth founded and served as the Executive Director of the Sierra Club Canada (1989-2006). Notably, she was the first Green Party member to win a seat in the House of Commons and is currently a Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands and has been since 2011. Please note: Views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Sierra Club Canada Foundation or our chapters or programs. Representatives of the other major Canadian political parties have also been contacted and invited to appear on podcast episodes. Don’t forget to support our podcast on Patreon and follow us on Instagram!

    • 1 hr
    S2E7 Celebrating National Poetry Month: A Conversation with White Settler-Nehiyaw Writer Selina Boan

    S2E7 Celebrating National Poetry Month: A Conversation with White Settler-Nehiyaw Writer Selina Boan

    Hello everyone and happy National Poetry Month! This month, we are so excited to be chatting with Selina Boan. Selina is a white settler-nehiyaw writer currently living on the traditional and unceded territories of the thexʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) peoples. Her debut poetry collection, Undoing Hours, was published in Spring 2021 by Nightwood Editions. Her work has been published widely, including The Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and 2020. She has received several honours, including the 2017 National Magazine Award for Poetry, and was a finalist for the 2020 CBC poetry award. She is a poetry editor for CV2 and Rahila’s Ghost Press.

    Today’s episode is a really special one that includes intimate performances of three poems from Selina’s book! We dive into so many themes throughout this episode, from language, to education and decolonization, to the intimacy of poetry and so much more. This is a joyful, deep, and loving conversation about celebrating who you are and celebrating others and their joy. Plug in your earphones and get listening!

    How to Support Selina’s Work:

    Follow Selina on Instagram and Twitter @selinaboan

    Want to make Selina’s day, month, and year? Buy her book here or find it at your local bookstore!

    Don’t forget to support us on Patreon! Follow us on Instagram!

    • 58 min
    S2E6: Recreating Gently on the Land with Myia Antone

    S2E6: Recreating Gently on the Land with Myia Antone

    Today’s episode features Myia Antone - a proud youth from Squamish nation. Myia is a teacher of the Skwxwú7mesh language, the founder of Indigenous Women Outdoors, and also a wicked mountain biker, skier, and paddler.

    Together we discuss the evolution of outdoor recreation in Squamish and beyond. We touch on how colonialism and climate change have affected the spaces that have been stewarded by Myia’s ancestors since time out of mind. We also explore the role of language and culture in revitalising these lands, and how non-Indigenous folks can help share the load of radical change.

    To learn more about Skwxwú7mesh place names in the Sea to Sky corridor, check out Squamish Atlas. Myia’s nonprofit is Indigenous Women Outdoors. Follow her on instagram here! If you enjoyed today’s episode, or learn anything from these organizations - please support them directly with your time and donations :)

    As always, you can find us on Patreon and Instagram!

    • 48 min

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This podcast discusses all kinds of issues that we are faced with, in this fasted paced world, in a setting that makes you feel like your in a room chatting with a group of friends with a cup of tea in hand or a good glass of wine.

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