12 episodes

Welcome! All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another.  Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!

All My Relations Podcast Matika Wilbur & Adrienne Keene

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 1.1K Ratings

Welcome! All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another.  Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!

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5.0 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

miller from st. paul ,

A must-listen for everyone, but especially those who consider themselves “Allies”

As a white female, I must first acknowledge my privilege sitting here, writing this review at my dining room table on Dakota & Anishinnabe land. I want to pay my respect to them and their cultures and thank them for their care of the land.

I have wholeheartedly enjoyed every single minute of this podcast and recommend it to everyone. As an art teacher in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I really try to incorporate all of my students cultures into our curriculum and I thought I was doing a pretty great job. It wasn’t until I heard Matika’s explanation of the dangers of showing Edward S. Curtis as representation for Native people’s (which I didn’t even know wasn’t true!) that I really recognized my own role in perpetuating this negative stereotype. Now, in Photography, I make sure to incorporate Contemporary Indigenous photographers into the conversation. A couple days ago, they had to do their first “Photographer Research Spreads” and 5 of them (unprompted!) were about Matilda Wilbur.

Now, I use my lack of knowledge as a learning moment and discussion point. We are able to have some really amazing discussions about the impact of cultural appropriation and the importance of doing your research, especially when it comes to art!

Thank you Adrienne and Matika! I cannot wait for the second season!

LockjawPup ,

Heal your spirit

I really enjoy the perspectives shared by the hosts and their guests. A few generations back my ancestors were immigrants from different parts of Mexico and Europe so I have had limited exposure to native and indigenous perspectives even after years of undergraduate and graduate education. Some of my favorite takeaways are that the American history of settler colonialism has deeply affected how we relate to each other today, and many are spiritually ill as a consequence. Identity is used as a tool for our governments and institutions/corporations, so most Americans understand it that way, checking the boxes when asked in paperwork. This podcast presents a much better picture of what identity means, relationships with your spirit, the land, and with your kin. Please hosts, make many more episodes :) I imagine it’s exhausting for you to educate, but these are the perspectives that we all need.

mazzsava ,

Beautiful topics!

I absolutely adore this podcast. Each episode just comes off as so beautiful and inspires hope. It’s made me cry a few times particularly about Matika’s experience teaching and the loss of many students to suicide. I really enjoy this and I’ve learned a lot! I recommend it to anyone.

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