A podcast where three Métis aunties
figure out how to publish, edit, and write
Indigenous stories. This podcast is by and for Indigenous peoples who have an interest in editing, publishing, and writing Indigenous stories. The hope is to inspire Indigenous peoples to share their stories in whatever medium that they enjoy.
Yes, storytelling occurs in a variety of mediums like: podcasting (naturally), burlesque, books, comics, social media, articles, listicles, video, music, and everything in between.
Season 2 Episode 1 - Catch-up!
We're back! A lot has happened to us (and everyone else) in 2020. Catch up with us as we discuss what each of us has been up to; where we are all living and working right now, and all things going forward. Recorded on September 13, 2020 we discuss Dan Levy and the Indigenous Canada MOOC, books we've been reading, our pets and what we've been up to in COVID times.
Links to stuff mentioned:
Indigenous Canada MOOC: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html
Sheila Laroque's review of Billy-Ray Belcourt's book: https://rabble.ca/books/reviews/2020/09/history-my-brief-body-queer-love-and-life-prairies
Billy-Ray Belcourt A History of My Brief Body: https://billy-raybelcourt.com/a-history-of-my-brief-body
Sex Criminals Graphic Novel: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/sex-criminals
Sunstone Graphic Novel: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/sunstone
The Haunting of Hill House: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6763664/
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass and Gathering Moss: https://www.robinwallkimmerer.com/books
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection: https://inhabiteducation.com/2020/05/19/moonshot-the-indigenous-comics-collection/
This Place: 150 Years Retold: https://www.portageandmainpress.com/product/this-place/
Fresh Off the Boat: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3551096/
Schitt's Creek: https://www.cbc.ca/schittscreek/
Episode 13: Métis Aunties Reflect
In our last episode for this season, we dive into our reflections of the project. Specifically, we discuss thoughts going forward, improvements, what we actually learned. We also discuss the importance of paying for work and acknowledge the information given to us from our amazing guests.
Episode 12: Storytelling and Cultural Protocol with Joshua Littlechild
Joshua Littlechild is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation at Maskwacis. His heritage is of Cree and Sioux ancestry. In this episode discuss Storytelling practices from different cultures and the Cultural Protocol that surrounds knowledge keeping and transferring.
Episode 10: Burlesque Storytelling with Brittany Johnson
Our conversation this week is with Brittany Johnson, a Métis Ph.d student from the University of Alberta's department of English and Film Studies. She also performs burlesque under the stage name of Fanny LuPhine; and we talk about the ways that burlesque can be one way that stories are told. We also discuss endometriosis, poetry, creative writing, horror movies and country music.
Episode 9: Writing Poetry with Marilyn Dumont
This episode we got the chance to speak with Marilyn Dumont, a Cree/Métis poet from North Eastern Alberta. She has written many works, notably: A Really Good Brown Girl, The Pemmican Eaters, and That Tongued Belonging. Marilyn also teaches creative writing in Native Studies and English at the University of Alberta. We discuss the writing process, what it's like to have memories captured in writings, and a lot more!