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