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minogondaagan: the good voice

Episode 11: Reconciliation In The Matriarchy

On our final episode, we speak with Indige­nous peo­ple who strong­ly believe in the matri­archy . We pose the ques­tion – is rec­on­cil­i­a­tion hap­pen­ing in terms of wom­en’s rights and issues? Has it hap­pened with­in the lives of these fight­ers of justice ? 

We’ll close off our episode with a track from pow­er­ful singer Tara Williamson. This is The Prairies”– check out more of her music at tarawilliamson​.net/​music.

Our open­ing and clos­ing theme music comes to us cour­tesy of Boogey The Beat — check out more of his bril­liant work atsound​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.


  • Ian Campeau

    Our first guest is Ian Campeau, an Ojibway Annishinaabe musician/actvist from Nipissing First Nation. Campeau is one of the co-founding members of A Tribe Called Red, and advocates for Indigenous communities, speaking out on colonial violence, oppression and genocide. Through his music he has been continually creating a space for Indigenous folk in the music scene.

  • Eden Robinson

    Our second guest is Eden Robinson, a Haisla/Heitluk writer and author from Kitimaat, British Colombia. Her books emphasize Indigenous experiences, challenges problematic stigmas and focusing on building Indigenous culture, identity and spirituality. She is the winner of the Writers' Trust Engel/Findley Award and is known for such works as Monkey Beach and Son of a Trickster.

  • Nahanni Fontaine

    Our third and final guest is Nahanni Fontaine, a Manitoba Politician who is currently elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the St. John’s Riding. Fontaine, is a leading advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and a strong contributing voice of Drag the Red.