33 episodes

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.

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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 3 Episode 7 - ILSA Conference with Tenille Campbell

    Season 3 Episode 7 - ILSA Conference with Tenille Campbell

    We're back! We took some time to do some summer things in the summer time.

    This is our first live recording with video via an online conference! And we got to spend time with the brilliant and sexy poet Tenille Campbell. We chat about her latest collection of poetry, nedí nezų (Good Medicine), sexy time tips, and the DMs that never leave. 

    This author chat was part of the ILSA Conference, that happened in June 2021. More info about the conference here.

    More info on Tenille Campbell can be found on her website, Instagram @sweetmoonphoto and you can purchase nedí nezų here.

    Video version of this chat will be up on our YouTube channel.

    • 49 min
    Season 3 Episode 6 Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

    Season 3 Episode 6 Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline

    This month we read Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline. We chat about rougarous, traditional storytelling and what to do with sexy books on your bookshelves with kids in the house. 

    Visit Cherie Dimaline's website here, and check out her other books through your local independent bookstore or library!

    Our next recording will be on June 8th, live with Tenille Campbell at ILSA's virtual gathering. More information about how to join can be found here.

    • 59 min
    Season 3 Episode 5 - Poetry

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Poetry

    Here we go again! This time the aunties chat kitchen-style about jaye simpson's poetry collection: it was never going to be okay. As usual, we pull on some threads to talk about important Indigenous themes. Some topics we discuss involve: sex as medicine, healing, foster care, and our Star Wars crushes (naturally). 

    Order the book through the publisher here:

    https://harbourpublishing.com/products/9780889713826

    OR! Support your local book stores and libraries. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 3 Episode 4 - Graphic Novels

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Graphic Novels

    Join us today as we chat about two (very different!) graphic novels! We read “A Girl Called Echo volume 1” by Katherena Vermette, Scott B. Henderson and Donovan Yaciuk and “Dakwakada Warriors” by Cole Pauls. We also touch on a more serious topic, about why we cannot participate in Congress out of respect and in solidarity with the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA). We will still be participating in a virtual event hosted by ILSA.

    We also chat about pestilence ponies, the legitimacy of graphic novels and the impact of Fern Gully and Big Foot on provincial politics in Alberta.

    Links to Books Read:

    A Girl Called Echo: https://www.katherenavermette.com/a-girl-called-echo/

    Dakwakada Warriors: https://www.conundrumpress.com/new-titles/dakwakada-warriors/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Season 3 Episode 3 - Indigenous Children's Books

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Indigenous Children's Books

    This week we discuss three Indigenous children’s books. They are: What’s My Superpower? By Aviaq Johnston, The Walrus Who Escaped by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley and Elisapee and Her Baby Seagull by Nancy Mike.

    Links to Stuff Mentioned:


    Inhabit Media: https://inhabitmedia.com/ which published all three of today’s books
    Glass Book Shop in Edmonton: https://glassbookshop.com/ they sent all of us our books for each episode
    Audrey’s Books in Edmonton: https://www.audreys.ca/ another excellent independent bookstore in Edmonton
    The Country of Wolves retold by Neil Christopher. A favorite graphic novel of Kayla’s.
    Iron Dog Books, Indigenous-owned bookstore in Vancouver: https://irondogbooks.com/
    Massy Books, Indigenous-owned and operated bookstore in Vancouver: https://www.massybooks.com/


    Sponsors We’d Like to Thank:


    Indigenous Education Initiatives at the Werklund School of Education: https://werklund.ucalgary.ca/
    Indigenous Literary Studies Associaton (ILSA)
    Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

    • 57 min
    Season 3 Episode 2 - Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq

    It's book club time! Put on some coffee and join our conversation about Split Tooth by Tanya Tagaq. 

    Content warning: Readers should know that Split Tooth is a work of staggering beauty and originality that also engages with extremely challenging subjects, including childhood sexual abuse. We have some mental health resources listed on our website.

    Keep the conversation going! We want to hear what you think. Join us on Twitter - @book_women or @IndigenousLSA. Use the #BookWomen. Email us @BookWomenPodcast at gmail.com, or by leaving a comment on the book club announcement on our website, bookwomenpodcast.ca.

    We still have some books and some beautiful Indigenous swag to give away, so don't be afraid to let us know what you think!

    • 1 hr 3 min

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