On July 10 2020, Karim Kanji sat down with Jesse Thistle . Thistle is Métis-Cree, an author, assistant professor in the Department of Equity Studies at York University in Toronto. He is also the author of the best-selling memoir, From the Ashes. Thistle is an advocate for the homeless.
Nadia George is an award-winning actress, and Indigenous Rights and Youth Advocate.
Nadia George works closely with organizations such as The Child Welfare Political Action Committee of Canada; a not-for-profit which advocates for positive outcomes for youth aging out of care and MotiV8 Canada which works collaboratively with Public Figures and Influencers, to shed light around Mental Health and Well-being in Indigenous Communities, through the use of various Art forms and Workshops.
Nadia George stars in “Along the Water’s Edge ” which is a short lyrical film that addresses the water crises being faced by countless Indigenous communities across Canada. Set in the near future, the film explores the potential impacts these crises can have on Indigenous people’s living in these communities should the issues continue to be ignored.
This is Episode #233 of the Welcome! podcast.
Tanya Talaga is an award wining Anishinaabe author and former investigative reporter for the Toronto Star. Her 2017 book Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death and Hard Truths in a Northern City, won the 2018 RBC Taylor Prize for non-fiction and the 2017 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Her latest book, All Our Relations served as the focus for her recent Massey Lectures across Canada.
- The importance of not apologizing for taking a journey towards Reconciliation
- Sarah’s Métis background
- Her strong female role models in her life
- Why Sarah chose to work with the Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund
- Which Calls To Action Canada has achieved since the completion of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- Which Calls To Action Sarah Midanik would focus on first
- Why Sarah is still so patient
- Secret Path Week takes place between October 17 and 22
- October 17 is the anniversary of the day Gord Downie died
- October 22 is the day Chanie Wenjack died. Chanie was found a day later on October 23
- The importance of Land Acknowledgments
- How to put pressure on the system to encourage change
Closing music by Afraaz Mulji.
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Jay Soule aka CHIPPEWAR is an Indigenous multimedia artist from the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation located twenty minutes south west of London, Ontario on the north bank of the Thames River.
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