Anishinabek Rationality Podcast Series
For National Indigenous History Month, the IEJ project is featuring three Anishinabek kwe researchers in a special issue podcast series! The “Anishinabek Rationality” podcast series was recorded at the Roberts Graduate Conference: Canada on the Edge, Peoples, Places and Perspectives on May 2,3, 2019 at York University. This recorded panel explores the idea that Anishinabek knowledge is creating spaces to explore issues providing opportunities for collaboration on better environmental decision making. The knowledge of Anishinabek peoples provides a different insight into environmental issues and can change how we explore solutions for reconciliation. Special thanks to Dali Carmichael and Niibwin Mukwa for their contributions to this podcast. The introductory song is a Water song that was shared with a group of people after a sweat lodge on St. Joseph’s Island, Ontario.
This #AnishinabekRationality Podcast series consists of:
“Episode 1 - Introduction” featuring the IEJ’s Principal Investigator, Deborah McGregor. This episode provides the background information of the podcast series, with a brief introduction to the topics discussed in the following ups.
“Episode 2 - Anishinabek Women’s Nibi Kendaaswin” featuring Ogamauh annag qwe, Jaajuk Dodem, Sue Chiblow, Crane Clan, Garden River First Nation, Councillor, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. This episode highlights Sue’s life work, with a primary focus on Anishinabek Women’s water knowledge.
“Episode 3 - Anishinabek Food Sovereignty” featuring Jayce Chiblow, Garden River First Nation, MES Candidate, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. This episode discusses Jayce’s Masters research project, highlighting her findings from working with youth in Garden River First Nation.
"Episode 4 - Eels as Teachers" featuring Leora Gansworth, PhD Candidate, Department of Graduate Geography, York University, Dish with One Spoon Territory. This episode explores Leora’s research investigating eels as related beings whose life cycles and circumstances have shown humans a great deal about surviving, overcoming obstacles and visibility.
Special thanks to Elaine Coburn (panel moderator), Dali Carmichael (podcast creator) and Niibwin Mukwa (vocal artist) for their contributions to this podcast. The introductory song is a Water song that was shared with a group of people after a sweat lodge on St. Joseph’s Island, Ontario.Episode 4 – Eels as Teachers Episode 5 – Eels as Teachers
Wet’suwet’en Awareness Event
This podcast series was recorded at the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project’s panel event held with students and Indigenous youth on February 10th, 2020. This event highlighted ongoing tensions between the Wet’suwet’en land defenders and the Canadian State. Special thanks to Dali Carmichael and Niibwin Mukwa for their contributions to this podcast.
This #WetsuwetenSolidarity podcast series consists of:
“Episode 1 – The Recurring Experience with the Canadian State” featuring the IEJ’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah McGregor, Anishinaabe. This episode provides a historical context for longstanding issues regarding Indigenous relationships with the Canadian State.
“Episode 2 – Leadership Teachings, Injustice and Colonial Power” featuring Hillary McGregor, Anishinaabe, Standing Bear Youth Leadership Program Coordinator with Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario. This episode highlights Hillary’s reflections on leadership roles as well as the nature of reconciliation and its current status in Canada.
“Episode 3 – Changes in Perception on Relationships, Land and Love” featuring Jayce Chiblow, Anishinaabe, IEJ Research Assistant. This episode features the importance of healthy waters and relations for future generations, and discusses resources developed by Wet’suwet’en people. For more information, see: https://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit/
“Episode 4 – Ally and Support Work in Direct Action” featuring Alie Hermanutz, PhD Candidate at YorkU Department of Politics & VP Community Relations, YUGSA. This episode speaks to efforts from allies and supporters of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people.
“Episode 5 – Meaningful but Appropriate Engagement” featuring Monica Shafik, IEJ Research Assistant & Communications Lead. This episode speaks to respectfully and appropriately addressing this subject through the utilization of media resources, while being mindful of centering the voices of the land defenders.