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The Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is a collection of stories gathered through interviews with Native peoples from around the world who are standing up to protect the planet and our future.

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The Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines is a collection of stories gathered through interviews with Native peoples from around the world who are standing up to protect the planet and our future.

    Episode 11: Pam Palmater

    Episode 11: Pam Palmater

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines,  Host LeAndra Nephin speak with lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist Dr. Pam Palmater. They discuss Indigenous advocacy in academia,  and her work with Idle No More. 


    Dr. Pamela Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She has four university degrees, including a BA from St. Thomas in Native Studies; an LLB from University of New Brunswick, and her Masters and Doctorate in Law from Dalhousie University specializing in Indigenous law. She currently holds the position of full Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University.
    A practicing lawyer for 22 years, Pam has been volunteering and working in First Nation issues for over 30 years on a wide range of issues like socio-economic conditions, Aboriginal and treaty rights, and legislation impacting First Nations. Her books, Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence, Indigenous Nationhood: Empowering Grassroots Citizens and Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity, together with her other publications focus on Indigenous law, politics, and governance and the importance of native sovereignty and nation-building.
    Pam was one of the spokespeople and public educators for the Idle No More movement and advocates alongside other movements focusing on social justice and human rights. She is frequently called as a legal expert before Parliamentary, Senate and United Nations committees dealing with laws and policies impacting Indigenous peoples. Her current research focuses on racism, abuse and sexualized violence against Indigenous women and girls and its contribution to the crisis of murdered, missing, traded, and exploited Indigenous women and girls.
    Pam is a well-known public speaker and media commentator – considered one of Canada’s Top 25 Influential Movers and Shakers by the Financial Post and the Top 5 Most Influential Lawyer in Human Rights by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. She has been recognized with many awards for her social justice advocacy on behalf of First Nations generally, and Indigenous women and children specifically, including the 2012 YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in Social Justice, 2012 Women’s Courage Award in Social Justice, and the Margaret Mead Award in Social Justice 2016, to name a few.

    Follow Dr. Palmater's work:

    YouTube Channel
    Indigenous Nationhood Blog
    Warrior Life Podcast
    Warrior Kids podcast
    Twitter & Instagram @Pam_Palmater

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    • 41 min
    Episode 10: Jen Wickham

    Episode 10: Jen Wickham

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines we are joined by the Media Coordinator for Gidimt’en Checkpoint, Jen Wickham.

    Jen and host, LeAndra Nephin discuss the Wet’suwet’en resistance to pipeline occupation on their land, her path into activism and more.

    To learn more about the camp and to help support the efforts of Wet’suwet’en , please check out the links below.

    Jen is a member of Cas Yikh (Grizzly Bear House) in the Gidimt’en (Bear/Wolf) Clan of the Wet’suwet’en people.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Victoria with a major in English and a minor in Indigenous Studies, as well as a Bachelor of Education from the University of Northern British Columbia, focusing on secondary years. She is currently working on a feature-length documentary film about Wet’suwet’en sovereignty as a creative producer. She has broad experience working as an educator, poet, writer, a mental health advocate, and as a community support worker.
    Jen is currently living in Gidimt’en yintah in what is now known as northern British Columbia. She loves to bead and spend time with family. She dreams of freedom for her people and bright shiny futures for all the young people!

    Gidimt'en Yintah Access
    History of Resistance
    Fundraise for Yintah Access
     Additional Resources


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    • 21 min
    Episode 9: Chase Iron Eyes

    Episode 9: Chase Iron Eyes

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines we chat with lawyer, activist and storyteller, Chase Iron Eyes. We discuss his time at Standing Rock, the activations at Line 3, and his own podcast and video cast, Cut to the Chase.

    Produced by: Spirit Buffalo
    Produced by: Ashley 'Cinders' Robinson
    Edited by: Kim Acheson
    Mixed and edited by: Abbey Franz
    Song: 'Another Side' 
    Song Produced by: Ben Reno, Eli Lev, & Megan Leigh
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    • 21 min
    Episode 8: Marcus LaVoi

    Episode 8: Marcus LaVoi

    On this episode of Not Invisible: Native Peoples on the Frontlines, Host LeAndra Nephin chats with actor, Marcus LaVoi. They discuss his role as Big Frank Yazzie on the Netflix show 'Chambers', his latest role as Nathan Goodleaf, in the ABC show 'For Life, his journey as an actor and the need for more Native representation both on and off screen.
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    • 24 min
    Episode 7: Renee Sans Souci

    Episode 7: Renee Sans Souci

    On this episode, Host LeAndra Nephin speaks with Educator and Activist, Renee Sans Souci. The discuss water protection, activism and her own journey towards healing.

    With a degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and being an Umonhon woman and practitioner of traditional healing, Renee Sans Souci combines her life experiences with a learning process that helps learners to engage in their own cultural identities and languages. Renee has been a Teaching Artist with the Lied Center for Performing Arts since 2009. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops on various topics related to #MMIW2GS, Native Science, History of Indian Education, Native languages, Poetry, and Sustainability. Sans Souci was featured, last year, in the PBS American Masters Series, UNLADYLIKE 2020: Susan LaFlesche Picotte: The First American Indian Doctor. She was also a finalist for a 2020 Inspire Award, Celebrating Women Leaders in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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    • 26 min
    Episode 6: Sunny Red Bear

    Episode 6: Sunny Red Bear

    Sunny Red Bear is a multi-talented Lakota activist from the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. In Episode 6 of Not Invisible: Native Womxn on the Frontlines, we talk with Sunny about her various projects that touch on topics including MMIWG2ST. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunny saw a need for someone to bring resources to the elders in her community so she thought, “Why not me?” This episode is fueled by Sunny’s passion to create space for others as well as finding solutions for the world around her. 
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

josue_foto ,

A Great Source to Learn About #MMIW

All the episodes are informative and educational.

The Inclusive Sreenwriter ,

Informative and needed!

I love the podcast and how the focus is on Indigenous people in Canada and the US. The various nations, their voices, and their stories take the lead which is necessary and what the world has always needed. I really appreciate a podcast dedicated to Indigenous women and highlighting their work.

audrey e. w. ,


Your guests so far have been incredible! Thanks so much for your hard work, and please continue it ♥️

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