Episode 1: Reconciliation In Literature
On this episode, we speak with some the indigenous literary world’s strongest voices. We pose the question — has reconciliation happened in books? Has it happened within the lives of the authors?
The episode closes with DJ Shub’s song “Indomitable”, featuring the Northern Cree Singers, and can be found on his EP PowWowStep.
Our opening and closing theme music comes to us courtesy of Boogey The Beat — check out more of his brilliant work at soundcloud.com/boogeythebeat. The interstitial music is courtesy of Bloom — you can hear more of their songs at bloom14.bandcamp.com.
Minogondaagan, was produced on Treaty One territory, the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Nehiyawak, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and the homeland of the Métis nation.
We would like to thank the Community Radio Fund Of Canada, the University Of Manitoba’s Office Of Indigenous Engagement, the National Centre For Truth & Reconcilliation, the University Of Manitoba Student’s Union and UMFM 101.5 for their support in the production of this series.
Our first guest is graphic novelist and award winning author David Robertson, a member of the Norway House First Nation currently residing in Winnipeg. His work is educational and entertaining and touches upon culture, history, community, while illuminating many contemporary issues.
Our second guest is award winning Author/Poet, Lee Maracle from the Stólō Nation in the Fraser River Valley. With a great body of work that focuses on issues from an indigenous women’s perspective, Maracle is an award-winning poet, novelist, performance storyteller, scriptwriter, actress and keeper/mythmaker among the Stólō people.