The Indigenous Foundation is proud to present Unrooted, a podcast focused on centering Indigenous voices and stories. Through Unrooted, we hope to dismantle systems of oppression and 'uproot' the deeply ingrained issues and racism that exist against Indigenous peoples to this day. We hope to share intersectional, holistic perspectives and experiences through speaking with Indigenous and Afro-Indigenous advocates and change-makers.
21 Things: Reserves and Enfranchisment
WELCOME BACK!! In this episode of the 21 Things series under the Unrooted (@theindigenousfoundation) podcast, the co-hosts Izzy and Roaa will be unpacking, learning and discussing the next two topics in the Indian Act, reserves and enfranchisement!
In this episode we mention many action items individuals can partake in and share with those around them. We wanted to highlight some Indigenous led organizations and educational resources to continue the work! Below 👇🏼 are the resources outlined in the episode! Please check them out :)
Indigenous led organizations:
Idle No More:
Honour The Earth:
Indigenous Environmental Network:
Legacy of Hope:
Izzy’s article: Indigenous peoples and the right to vote
Clean Drinking Water in Indigenous Communities
Aanii! Boozhoo! Tânisi! Hello everyone! Welcome back to another episode of Unrooted, a podcast by The Indigenous Foundation. In today's episode, our two co-hosts, Lazaya (a part Plains Cree woman from Sweetgrass First Nation and Onion Lake First Nation) and Kelsey (an Anishinaabe and Dutch woman from Saugeen First Nation), will be talking about the crisis of clean drinking water in Indigenous communities and how it impacts them as Indigenous peoples. This podcast episode is one of a continuous series that will be talking about and breaking down the lack of clean drinking water when it comes to Indigenous communities. This topic is one that is severely overlooked and constantly silenced or hidden by the government and media. With that, we encourage everyone to listen and go beyond the podcast to learn about the actions you can take to contribute to ending this crisis.
Indigenous Representations in Universities
Boozhoo! Ayukîi! Héehe! Hau! Hey everyone! We are so excited to share another episode of The Indigenous Foundation's podcast, Unrooted. In today's episode, our podcast hosts Chloe, Katie, and Kasey will be diving into the topic of Indigenous representation in universities across Turtle Island, as well as their experience as Native students when it comes to the admission process and university experience. Katie is a citizen of the Potawatomi Nation and a rising sophomore college student; Chloe is a part-indigenous senior in high school; and Kasey is a member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation in Ontario and currently finishing up college. Our hosts will be talking about various topics when it comes to university representation of Native students, including land acknowledgments in universities and the discrimination Indigenous students face when it comes to affirmative action.
Links & Resources:
American Indian College Fund: https://collegefund.org/students/
College Horizons: https://collegehorizons.org/
Cobell Scholarship: https://cobellscholar.org/
Read "A Third University is Possible" for free online: https://manifold.umn.edu/read/a-third-university-is-possible/section/ba50806d-ff18-4100-9998-784aecb42ae4
Dear Native College Student: http://nativeappropriations.com/2015/01/dear-native-college-student-you-are-loved.html
21 Things: Band Councils and Status
Hello everyone! Welcome to another episode of Unrooted, a podcast by The Indigenous Foundation (@theindigenousfoundation) on Instagram. In today's episode, our co-hosts Roaa Abdalla and Isabella Thurston will be introducing their new podcast series, which will be covering around 2 to 3 topics each episode relating to the bestseller, "21 Things You Might Not Know About The Indian Act." In this episode, they will be delving into a number of important topics included in this book, such as the Imposed Elected Chief and Band Council System, and the denial of status for Indigenous women.
Please note that many of the topics discussed in this episode may be triggering for some, so proceed with caution.
Indigenous representation in media
In this episode, our co-hosts Meera and Sena invite Michaella Shannon, (of Nehiyaw, Lakota, and Irish heritage) who is an eTalks correspondent host, actress, activist, and model, as they explore the representation of BIPOC, especially Indigenous peoples in the media industry. They cover a variety of topics, including the difference between diversity and inclusion, the ever changing diversity found in the media industry, and Michaella's personal experience being a model, film director, and actor, as well as her journey following what inspired her to take an interest in the media industry.
The crisis of MMIWG: Don't stay silent.
In this episode, our co-hosts Meera and Sena along with our guest host, Jordan Marie Daniel talk about the crisis of MMIWG, as well as Jordan's inspirational journey of how she decided to advocate for MMIWG rights through her passion for running, and what inspired her to do so.
This podcast is a part of The Indigenous Foundation, a youth-led not for profit organization seeking to raise awareness about indigenous rights globally and make a difference through the use of infographics, articles, artwork, and podcasts. Check out their instagram @theindigenousfoundation to learn more!