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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​.band​camp​.com.

Our open­ing and clos­ing theme music comes to us cour­tesy of Boogey The Beat — check out more of his bril­liant work at sound​cloud​.com/​b​o​o​g​e​y​t​h​ebeat. The inter­sti­tial music is cour­tesy of Bloom — you can hear more of their songs at bloom14​.band​camp​.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.

Guests

  • Stefan Richard

    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.

  • Dawn Lavand

    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.

  • Brielle Beardy-Linklater

    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.