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masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast

masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast

By Sheila Laroque
A podcast where three Métis aunties
figure out how to publish, edit, and write
Indigenous stories. This podcast is by and for Indigenous peoples who have an interest in editing, publishing, and writing Indigenous stories. The hope is to inspire Indigenous peoples to share their stories in whatever medium that they enjoy.

Yes, storytelling occurs in a variety of mediums like: podcasting (naturally), burlesque, books, comics, social media, articles, listicles, video, music, and everything in between.
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Episode 13: Métis Aunties Reflect
In our last episode for this season, we dive into our reflections of the project. Specifically, we discuss thoughts going forward, improvements, what we actually learned. We also discuss the importance of paying for work and acknowledge the information given to us from our amazing guests. 
October 2, 2019
Episode 12: Storytelling and Cultural Protocol with Joshua Littlechild
Joshua Littlechild is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation at Maskwacis. His heritage is of Cree and Sioux ancestry. In this episode discuss Storytelling practices from different cultures and the Cultural Protocol that surrounds knowledge keeping and transferring.
October 2, 2019
Episode 11: Academic Publishing and Editing with Chris Andersen
This episode we sit down with Dr. Chris Andersen, the current Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. We chat about publishing books and articles as an academic; what a career in the academy means for many first generation Indigenous scholars, and creative non-fiction publishing. 
September 25, 2019
Episode 10: Burlesque Storytelling with Brittany Johnson
Our conversation this week is with Brittany Johnson, a Métis Ph.d  student from the University of Alberta's department of English and Film Studies. She also performs burlesque under the stage name of Fanny LuPhine; and we talk about the ways that burlesque can be one way that stories are told. We also discuss endometriosis, poetry, creative writing, horror movies and country music.
September 18, 2019
Episode 9: Writing Poetry with Marilyn Dumont
This episode we got the chance to speak with Marilyn Dumont, a Cree/Métis poet from North Eastern Alberta. She has written many works, notably: A Really Good Brown Girl, The Pemmican Eaters, and That Tongued Belonging. Marilyn also teaches creative writing in Native Studies and English at the University of Alberta. We discuss the writing process, what it's like to have memories captured in writings, and a lot more!
September 9, 2019
Episode 8: Norma Dunning on Writing Annie Muktuk and Other Stories
Here is our conversation with award-winning author Norma Dunning about her book Annie Muktuk and Other Stories  Please note that this was our first time using Skype for recording, so we hope that the quality of the conversation can help to make up for the quality of the audio.
August 21, 2019
Episode 7: Podcasting with Métis in SPACE SPAce space
An Interview with Chelsea Vowel and Molly Swain, hosts of Métis in Space to chat about storytelling in the podcasting medium. 
August 15, 2019
Episode 6: Predatory Publishing and Cultural Appropriation
What is predatory publishing and what does it have to do with cultural appropriation? It's just us for this episode as we delve into this topic. 
August 9, 2019
Episode 5: Illustrating Picture Books with Gabrielle LaMontagne
An Interview with Gabrielle La Montagne; She shares with us her newest project: A Michif picture book about Lac Ste. Anne.
August 3, 2019
Episode 4: Relating to Research with Paul Gareau
An interview with Paul Gareau about his experiences writing and editing in academia. 
July 17, 2019
Episode 3: Writing Memoirs with Tammy Ball
An interview with Tammy Ball about the book she is currently writing which tells her story of growing up Métis in St. Ambroise, Manitoba. 
July 9, 2019
Episode 2: Making Zines with Ambrose
An Interview with Ambrose Cardinal about his project Nanâtawihiwên, a zine dedicated to Indigenous healing centred around the Medicine Wheel. 
July 1, 2019
Episode 1: Introducing the Book Women!
An introduction to Tanya Ball, Kayla Lar-son and Sheila Laroque; who discuss their publication and writing experience and what this podcast will be about.
June 20, 2019