48 episodes

On Matriarch Movement, host Shayla Oulette Stonechild shares stories of Indigenous women, from Canada to Turtle Island and beyond. Through interviews where issues facing Indigenous women are brought to light, and with portraits that challenge the mainstream narrative around Indigenous identity, Matriarch Movement offers up a new category of Indigenous role models, to inspire the next seven generations. 

Matriarch Movement Shayla Oulette Stonechild

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 38 Ratings

On Matriarch Movement, host Shayla Oulette Stonechild shares stories of Indigenous women, from Canada to Turtle Island and beyond. Through interviews where issues facing Indigenous women are brought to light, and with portraits that challenge the mainstream narrative around Indigenous identity, Matriarch Movement offers up a new category of Indigenous role models, to inspire the next seven generations. 

    Living life through Ceremony. Ft. Santee Siouxx

    Living life through Ceremony. Ft. Santee Siouxx

    Indigenous peoples have overcome a lot of darkness, and we’re still able to dance.

    In this episode, Shayla Stonechild is joined by Jingle Dancer, Content Creator and Indigenous Advocate, Santee Siouxx, to chat about what it means to go back to the ceremony and tap into your dream state. Santee shares how finding ceremony evolved her relationship with dance, grief, and kinship.

    Matriarch Movement is created and hosted by Shayla Oulette Stonechild and produced by Kattie Laur.
    Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@matriarch.movement 
    Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram @shayla0h
    Follow Santee Siouxx on Instagram @santeesiouxx
    Follow Matriarch Movement on Instagram @matriarch.movement
    Matriarch Movement is a non-profit, platform and podcast amplifying Indigenous voices through story, meditation, movement and medicine. Learn more at matriarchmovement.ca 

    • 39 min
    How Kairyn Potts is helping Indigenous youth thrive by meeting them where they’re at.

    How Kairyn Potts is helping Indigenous youth thrive by meeting them where they’re at.

    Advocating for Indigenous youth means you need to be tapped into a lot of different sources. For Kairyn Potts, that means not only being ultra internet-savvy, but also having a personal connection to the system that impacts Indigenous youth on a massive scale: the foster care system.



    Kairyn is passionate about advocating for young people, and has gained an incredible following on social media for the careful and clever content that he creates around Indigenous issues. Kai is also the co-founder of Neechi Clan, an Indigenous gaming community of over 600 members that is connecting Indigenous young people while advocating for support from big names in the gaming world, like EA.


    In this episode, Shayla Stonechild has a very transparent conversation with Kairyn to find out more about what it means to meet Indigenous youth where they’re at, how addiction is impacting them, and what two spirit representations means for decolonization.


    Content Warning: This episode has discussions around addiction, suicide, and violence.


    Matriarch Movement is created and hosted by Shayla Oulette Stonechild and produced by Kattie Laur.

    Watch the video version of this episode on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@matriarch.movement 

    Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram @shayla0h

    Follow Matriarch Movement on Instagram @matriarch.movement

    Matriarch Movement is a non-profit, platform and podcast amplifying Indigenous voices through story, meditation, movement and medicine. Learn more at matriarchmovement.ca 

    • 58 min
    The power of Indigenous influencers. Ft. Marika Sila

    The power of Indigenous influencers. Ft. Marika Sila

    What does it mean to be an “Indigenous Influencer”?


    Marika Sila is an Inuvialuk actress, stunt performer, and activist who also shares content with over half a million followers across Instagram and Tiktok. She and her dad blew up the internet this year showcasing traditional snow blinders made from antler.


    Marika joins the Matriarch Movement podcast to share an inside perspective on the nuances of being an “Indigenous Influencer”, how she approached brand deals and partnerships, and the responsibilities that come with a significant public platform.  Shayla and Marika also share some hilarious stories from their experiences on the Amazing Race Canada.


    Matriarch Movement is created and hosted by Shayla Oulette Stonechild and produced by Kattie Laur. Theme music is "Sisters" by Wolf Saga, Chippewa Travellers and David R. Maracle.

    Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram @shayla0h

    Follow Matriarch Movement on Instagram @matriarch.movement

    Matriarch Movement is a non-profit, platform and podcast amplifying Indigenous voices through story, meditation, movement and medicine. Learn more at matriarchmovement.ca

    • 41 min
    Jeremy Thompson discusses his spiritual connection to lacrosse.

    Jeremy Thompson discusses his spiritual connection to lacrosse.

    Lacrosse is more than a game, it’s medicine.


    Jeremy Thompson, professional lacrosse player from the Onondaga Nation, is known around the world for his incredible athleticism and activism within the sport of lacrosse.


    He joins the Matriarch Movement podcast to unpack lacrosse’s historical context and roots in indigeneity, and he shares how the sport has helped him heal.


    Matriarch Movement is created and hosted by Shayla Oulette Stonechild and produced by Kattie Laur. Theme music is "Sisters" by Wolf Saga, Chippewa Travellers and David R. Maracle.

    Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram @shayla0h

    Follow Matriarch Movement on Instagram @matriarch.movement

    Matriarch Movement is a non-profit, platform and podcast amplifying Indigenous voices through story, meditation, movement and medicine. Learn more at matriarchmovement.ca 

    • 28 min
    Why children are essential in decision-making spaces. Ft. Councilor Michelle Friesen.

    Why children are essential in decision-making spaces. Ft. Councilor Michelle Friesen.

    What does it mean to bring Indigeneity into colonial spaces, especially into the government?


    Michelle Friesen, City Councilor for the City of Whitehorse, knows a thing or two about it. In October 2021 she was elected as the first Indigenous woman to serve on Whitehorse City Council – the first Indigenous person to sit in City Council in 30 years. Early this year, Michelle and her son, Theo, were in the media after she faced complaints by fellow city council members to stop bringing her son to meetings, an act that is rooted in her Indigeneity.  


    Michelle joins Shayla to look at the cultural and historical context of Matriarchy and motherhood in places of decision making and how she views her role, and the role of Matriarchs-in-the-making, in colonial governing institutions.


    Matriarch Movement is created and hosted by Shayla Oulette Stonechild and produced by Kattie Laur. Theme music is "Sisters" by Wolf Saga, Chippewa Travellers and David R. Maracle.

    Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram @shayla0h

    Follow Matriarch Movement on Instagram @matriarch.movement

    Matriarch Movement is a non-profit, platform and podcast amplifying Indigenous voices through story, meditation, movement and medicine. Learn more at matriarchmovement.ca

    • 39 min
    Owen Unruh discusses addiction, his digital community, and what it means to be Two-Spirit.

    Owen Unruh discusses addiction, his digital community, and what it means to be Two-Spirit.

    Growing up as an Indigenous and queer person isn’t easy.


    Owen Unruh, a Two-Spirit, Nêhiyaw (Plains Cree) adoptee, felt ashamed of his identity until well into adulthood which led him to a battle with addiction. He joins the podcast to discuss his experience with substance abuse and how building a community online on TikTok has helped him through his recovery.


    In this episode, Owen opens up about his near-death experience, and he and Shayla have a frank conversation about addiction and its impact on Indigenous youth and their families.


    They also trade plenty of pisces love, and Shayla shares some little-known history about her own background as a computer-game streaming “pioneer”... well, sort of.


    Matriarch Movement is created and hosted by Shayla Oulette Stonechild and produced by Kattie Laur. Theme music is "Sisters" by Wolf Saga, Chippewa Travellers and David R. Maracle.

    Follow Shayla Oulette Stonechild on Instagram @shayla0h

    Follow Matriarch Movement on Instagram @matriarch.movement

    Matriarch Movement is a non-profit, platform and podcast amplifying Indigenous voices through story, meditation, movement and medicine. Learn more at matriarchmovement.ca
     

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Meshel Jones ,

A beautiful podcast !

I absolutely love this podcast, it has very similar vibes to All My Relations ! However I love that this podcast focuses more on matriarchs and women in indigenous communities! The information is raw and can be heart wrenching but as a non-indigenous POC, I want to become more aware of indigenous history and how I can be better ally! Thank you for all you do and the info/stories that you share!

ggryphon4 ,

Educational

Such an interesting podcast! I’m trying to educate myself more on indigenous peoples issues, and this podcast has been great.

bjohns383 ,

Why?!?

Why does Apple Podcasts keep suggesting this to me? I only ever listen to Joe Rogan

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