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Surprise Sister Talks!
Surprise! We are back for a quick catch up! Lexie is currently living out of a tent in northern Alberta and Alicia took a quick detour to catch up! The sisters chatted all things life and steps they have taken or currently taking to live the most authentic selves. The sisters recorded this episode on the ground in the "bush" enjoy the nature sounds and the conversations they were able to have.
We love you all and thank you so much for the support. Our conversations are special and we are happy to share them with you.
Interconnection with Dr. Belinda (kakiyosēw) Daniels
sit down with the sisters this week for the final episode of the four part language revitalization series. In this episode we dive deeper into the meaning of interconnected. The cree language is inseparably from the land, and Dr. Belinda Daniels provides the sisters with a variety of examples to further expand our knowledge. Dr. Daniels provided us with a new insight on our reclaiming journey and we hope you take something from this episode. We appreciate and are honoured to have sat down with each of our guests through out these last few months.
Dr. Belinda kakiyosēw Daniels was Raised by her maternal grandparents, Dr. Belinda (kakiyosēw) Daniels is from the community of pakitahwākan sākahikan - Sturgeon Lake First Nation, SK. Later in life after undergraduate studies, she began a journey in nēhiyawēwin (Cree) language recovery, inspired by having and raising her family. She is self-taught and now teaches others how to teach and learn a 2 nd Indigenous Language with the University of Victoria and through a not-for-profit organization called nēhiyawak Language Experience, which she founded 18 years ago.
Belinda is a Ph.D. from the University of Saskatchewan of the Interdisciplinary Department, Graduate Studies. She holds the Canadian Teachers Federation, Outstanding Indigenous Educator Award of 2015, has been recognized Globally and was one of a top 50 finalists for the Global Teacher Prize of 2016, she has a long list of notable accolades.
The Connection to the Land with Dr. Herman Michell
Welcome back to another episode of the 4 part language revitalization series. Dr. Herman Michell is our third guest on our special series and we are thrilled he was able to take the time to join us and share his knowledge of the cree language, the connection between language and the land and the importance of learning just one cree word. Dr. Michelle is also a renowned published author with a new book releasing soon. Dr. Herman Michell has been involved in education since the early 1990s with a focus on the integration of Indigenous Ways of Knowing at all levels of the education system. Dr. Michell is Woodlands Cree, originally from Treaty 10 territory in northern Manitoba, the Barren Lands First Nation. Currently residing in treaty six. He is a university educator, researcher, consultant, and author of numerous books and articles that focus on Indigenous knowledge and land-based education. Dr. Michell is currently a consultant for the Prince Albert Grand Council in Saskatchewan.
your comeback sisters.
The Cree Language Challenge w/ Skye Durocher
and welcome back! Today we are elated to share with you our second episode in our four part language revitalization series! We are joined in conversation today with our cousin from the west, Skye Durocher. Skye is a second language learner that is sharing her journey to reclaiming nêhiyawêwin with the world. Skye created the Cree Language Challenge when she was attending Blue Quills University and is now using the platform for sharing the language on social media! In this conversation, we discuss it means and how we are deeply connected to our language journeys, how we have a responsibility to return to the language and she shares how messing up is apart of the process! This conversation is real and filled with auntie laughter. We hope you have as much fun with this one as we did!
you can find Skye at https://www.instagram.com/cree.language.challenge/?hl=en on Instagram!
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Coming home with Freda Koochicum
“Join the sisters and they sit down with Freda Koochicum from Peepeekisis Cree Nation. The sisters were invited into Freda and Don’s home to share a meal before recording. In this conversation Freda graciously shares her upbringing and how her journey through knowledge and traditions came to be. This is an emotional conversation and a beautiful one. Through vulnerability, intentional work and relations we can all comeback to our language. We hope you enjoy and cherish this conversation as much as we did.
Creating Community with The Comeback
Join the sisters this week as they recorded lived during a presentation for The Rising Youth Northern Indigenous Perspectives Conference. The sisters focused on the creation of the comeback, why community and kinship is so important to them. The community on our socials and in regina are driving force to making the comeback possible. We believe our relationships is what has made the comeback successful. Thanks for being on this journey with us.
THE EVER DEADLY PODCAST
Amazing I love this podcast.
Strength, Resilience, Inspiration, Indigenous
Amazing Indigenous young women taking on a new journey sharing their raw truths, their funny stories, their concerns and worries of life, and being completely vulnerable. Thomas King said: “The truth about stories is that’s all we are.” This podcast embodies that quote - and stories are something we can learn from whether we are young or old, Indigenous or non-Indigenous, male or female...sharing and listening to others is crucial. These 2 young ladies are bringing stories to the listener and bringing other people’s stories through their podcast too.
You’re amazing Alicia. So proud of you and your sharing.