Episode 3: Reconciliation In Identity
On this episode, we speak with indigenous people who have strong ties to their identity. We pose the question — has reconciliation happened in within our identities? Has it happened within the lives of these community members?
We close off our episode with a new track from Treaty Six’s Nehiyawak, “Sonambulist”. Be sure to check out more of their music at https://nehiyawak.bandcamp.com.
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 Stefan Richard, Proud papa, former professional wrestler, radio personality at NCI FM and jovial host of the Ever Sick podcast. He travels around the province performing motivational talks about his own struggles with addiction. Stefan hails from the Sagkeeng First Nation.
Our second guest is Dawn Lavand - former child actress, comedian, traditional singer and harm reduction advocate. Dawn is an Anishinaabe/Cree Two Spirit Ikwe who grew up in the foster care system, and is currently is a member of Red Threads for Peace and WOKE Comedy Hour Collective.
Our third guest is Cree activist, Brielle Beardy-Linklater. She is determined to become an agent of change and made history by becoming the first transgender woman to take a seat in the Manitoba Parliament, a moment she says was a huge honour. Brielle was the 2018 Winnipeg Pride Marshall and is an ardent Two Spirit Rights Activist.