50 episodes

Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast with hosts Gillian McCormick and Susannah Steers brings you interviews with experts, thought-leaders and influencers to answer the question "what is health?" More than the absence of disease, health is influenced by our connections and communities and a whole host of factors not always easily understood. Listen in to gain new insights into how to be healthy individuals, families and communities.

Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast with hosts Gillian McCormick and Susannah Steers brings you interviews with experts, thought-leaders and influencers to answer the question "what is health?" More than the absence of disease, health is influenced by our connections and communities and a whole host of factors not always easily understood. Listen in to gain new insights into how to be healthy individuals, families and communities.

    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 10 / w Red Stone Snake Woman

    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 10 / w Red Stone Snake Woman

    Susannah and Gillian get back to their roots with an in-depth conversation with Traditional Knowledge Keeper Red Stone Snake Woman, Jenny Sawanohk. Jenny does not shy away from telling it like it is about Truth and Reconciliation, decolonization, land back and the 8th Fire Prophesy. https://www.redstonesnakewoman.ca/https://fncaringsociety.com/7-free-ways-make-differencehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arvol_Looking_HorseSearch for him on Youtube!Remember Me: A National Day of Remembrance, ...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 9 / Urban Indigeneity, Social Movements & Art

    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 9 / Urban Indigeneity, Social Movements & Art

    In this episode we talk about the final three modules of the Indigenous Canada course including Indigenous in the City, Social Movements and Indigenous Art. Wet’suwet’en: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Canadian_pipeline_and_railway_protests@hesquiaht Carol Anne Hilton, MBA@helen_knott Helen Knott@KimTallBear Kim TallBear@DecolonizeWealth@Qchasinghorse Quannah Chasinghorse@_IllumiNatives IllumiNative National Association of Friendship Centres https://nafc.ca/?lang=enNeechi ...

    • 55 min
    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 8 / Indigenous Women

    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 8 / Indigenous Women

    This conversation delves into the lives of Indigenous Girls, Women and Genderful People whose community status, societal roles and responsibilities have been irrevocably changed due to the heteronormative, patriarchal, and misogynist influence of colonial settler culture. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Genderfulhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/afdhelaziz/2020/10/09/how-supercool-queer-owned-boy-smells-celebrates-a-genderful-lifestyle/?sh=142323df6794Invisible Women: Data Bias in ...

    • 30 min
    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 7/ Sovereign Lands

    Conversations About Decolonization, Episode 7/ Sovereign Lands

    In this episode of our ongoing journey to learn more about the Indigenous experience of life in Canada, we explore what Indigenous relationship to the land really means. It's a whole lot more than finding a dot on a map! We're referencing Module 8 in the Indigenous Canada Course. From Indigenous worldview to Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) to the impacts of settlement on Indigenous people, and to key legal decisions around Aboriginal Land Title: we seek to understand the importan...

    • 42 min
    Conversations About Decolonization: Episode 6 / Red Power

    Conversations About Decolonization: Episode 6 / Red Power

    By the 1970's and 80's, whether settler Canada understood it or not, the reality was that generations of Indigenous people had attended and/or been scarred by the residential school system. Traditional gender roles and ways of life had been flipped on their heads. As more indigenous folks moved into urban areas, they were bumping up against Canada's political and legal structures in new ways. In this episode, we learn about pre-existing Indigeous political structures and the...

    • 35 min
    Conversations About Decolonization: Episode 5 / The Modern Indian

    Conversations About Decolonization: Episode 5 / The Modern Indian

    This weeks episode centers around the events that bring the Indigenous people from the late 1800's into the modern time. The focus includes economic enterprises that the Indigenous people could engage in, the movement from the reservation to the cities and factors that pushed and pulled people off the reservations. Inherent here are conversations about resource extraction, changing gender roles imparted by the colonizers and how women were impacted by the Indian Act.**Correction from the epis...

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

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Fantastic topics and excellent interviewing

The hosts have superb interview skills and are discussing such fantastic topics so relevant to our health today. I couldn’t stop listening! Incredibly engaging.

YouTube lover_29 ,

Absolutely amazing.

I found out
About this podcast threw your daughter who helped with my dance classes. As a young woman who has a lot to learn about the world, I feel like this very important information.

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Very informative and relatable!

A great way to keep informed. Thank you Gillian for providing these interesting podcasts.

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