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Righting Relations Radio

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Righting Relations Radio is an experimental podcast of the Righting Relations Network, exploring perspectives, tools, stories, innovations and experiments with transformative adult education and radical social change across Turtle Island. We interview inspiring change-makers and knowledge keepers that invite us to expand our consciousness and capacity to nurture a just society in Canada. This year, our focus is on Righting Our Relations with Food - exploring issues of food sovereignty and sustainable development with experts across the country.
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Righting Our Relations with Food: Intergenerational Activism (Pt 3)
Righting Our Relations with Food: Intergenerational Activism (Pt 3)
In this final episode of the Righting Our Relations with Food season, Miriam Sainnawap hosts a roundtable discussion with food sovereignty activists from across the country. In this final part of a three-part conversation, our panelists talk about out-of-the-box solutions to poverty, food sovereignty, and social change. Looking for a transcript? Click here! This roundtable discussion was the closing panel for our March 2022 national conference on Agenda 2030, Food Sovereignty, and the Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to be able to share this discussion with you as we wrap up this season of Righting Relations Radio. You can also learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Righting Relations Radio will be back soon with a new season focused on stories of resilience and resistance from across our network! *Music by Will Hydorn
16:43
September 19, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food - Intergenerational Food Activism (Pt 2)
Righting Our Relations with Food - Intergenerational Food Activism (Pt 2)
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, Miriam Sainnawap hosts a roundtable discussion with food sovereignty activists from across the country. In this second part of a 3 part conversation, our panelists discuss the impact of food insecurity on young people and some of the solutions they are involved in. Looking for a transcript? Click here! This roundtable discussion was the closing panel for our March 2022 national conference on Agenda 2030, Food Sovereignty, and the Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to be able to share this discussion with you as we wrap up this season of Righting Relations Radio. You can also learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be concluding this season by sharing the final part of this discussion on intergenerational food activism. *Music by Will Hydorn
18:55
August 16, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food - Intergenerational Food Activism (Pt 1)
Righting Our Relations with Food - Intergenerational Food Activism (Pt 1)
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, Miriam Sainnawap hosts a roundtable discussion with food sovereignty activists from across the country. In this first part of a 3 part conversation, our panelists introduce themselves and talk about their work. Looking for a transcript? Click here! This roundtable discussion was the closing panel for our March 2022 national conference on Agenda 2030, Food Sovereignty, and the Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to be able to share this discussion with you as we wrap up this season of Righting Relations Radio. You can also learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be sharing the next part of this discussion on intergenerational food activism as part of our conclusion to Righting Our Relations with Food. *Music by Will Hydorn
24:28
July 26, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food: Choosing Solidarity Over Charity
Righting Our Relations with Food: Choosing Solidarity Over Charity
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap talks with Brianna Kroener, co-founder of Regina's Cathedral Community Fridge, about mutual aid, community fridges, and choosing solidarity over charity. Looking for a transcript? Click here! In addition to her work with FoodShare, Brianna is a Red Seal chef by trade, and has been interested in mutual aid and community fridges for her entire adult life. You can also learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be sharing part one of a two-part roundtable discussion on intergenerational food activism as part of the conclusion to Righting Our Relations with Food. *Music by Will Hydorn
16:31
June 28, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food: Shifting from Capitalism to Community Care
Righting Our Relations with Food: Shifting from Capitalism to Community Care
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap talks with jade guthrie, Educator and Curriculum Lead with FoodShare Toronto, about the need to reframe food from a capitalist product to a core part of community care. Looking for a transcript? Click here! In addition to her work with FoodShare, jade is also a community organizer with Justicia for Migrant Workers, an advocacy co-lead on the Toronto Youth Food Policy Council, and an organizing member of Soul Food Project Toronto. You can also learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with Brianna Kroener, co-founder of Regina's Cathedral Community Fridge. *Music by Will Hydorn
15:56
May 17, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food - Food, Language, and the Land
Righting Our Relations with Food - Food, Language, and the Land
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap talks with Director of the Aboriginal Nursing Initiative at the University of New Brunswick and long-time Indigenous health advocate, Lisa Perley-Dutcher about the relationship between land-based language revitalization and food sovereignty. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Lisa is a Maliseet/Wolastoqi woman from the Tobique First Nation; a registered nurse for 30 years with a Masters in nursing, her work has focused on the improvement of health outcomes for Indigenous peoples in Canada. Lisa also served as President of the Indigenous Nurses Association of Canada and recently, she has been conducting land-based work connecting food harvesting and preparation with the revitalization of Indigenous languages. You can also learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with jade guthrie, Community Food Programs Curriculum Lead and Educator at FoodShare Toronto! *Music by Will Hydorn
13:27
March 15, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food Episode 6 - Not Just Bambi and Berries
Righting Our Relations with Food Episode 6 - Not Just Bambi and Berries
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap welcomes back Dehydration Nations' Audrey Logan about the history and impact of food colonization in Canada. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Audrey is a Nehiyaw (Cree)/Métis woman from Northern Alberta, who teaches out of a permaculture garden in West Broadway, Winnipeg using traditional methods. She has been living off the land in urban Winnipeg for more than a decade, and she now leads Dehydration Nations, a grassroots, indigenous-led movement to harness the traditional method of food dehydration and pair it with nation-to-nation trade as a way of promoting food sovereignty. You can also watch Audrey share her knowledge as part of a Righting Relations webinar on dehydration practices, and learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with Lisa Perley-Dutcher, Director of the Aboriginal Nursing Initiative at the University of New Brunswick, about her land-based work exploring the connection between food and language! *Music by Will Hydorn
14:20
February 14, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food: Cooking with Community
Righting Our Relations with Food: Cooking with Community
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap welcomes Toronto-based advocate, educator, and organizer Najia Zewari of the Women's Wellness Cafe and Afghan Women's Network to talk about her work with the Gull Khanum Community Cooking series, and the importance of knowledge-sharing spaces in the pandemic-era food sovereignty movement. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Najia is the peer leader at the Women's Wellness Cafe in Toronto, and co-founder of the Women's Cycling Network. She's also the founder of the Global Women's Network, and a former UN Women international women rights worker and leader of the Afghan Women’s Network. She's a longtime member of the Righting Relations National Network and the Toronto Circle, and sits on the Righting Relations Central Hub Advisory Board. Learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel! Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with Dehydration Nations' Audrey Logan about practical tips for changing your relationship with food! *Music by Will Hydorn
16:39
January 18, 2022
Righting Our Relations with Food: From Food Banks to Food Revolution
Righting Our Relations with Food: From Food Banks to Food Revolution
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap welcomes Executive Director Karen Secord and Kitchen Manager Simon Bell from the Parkdale Food Centre to talk about the problems with the food bank model, and why Parkdale is looking to transform from a food bank to a source of food revolution. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Karen Secord has been the Executive Director of Parkdale Food Centre since 2012, and she is a storyteller, a long-time freelance writer, and former Marketing Manager. She has a passion for people and social justice, and her work is driven by the belief that food is often a forgotten human right.  Simon Bell is Parkdale’s Kitchen Manager and a veteran of the Ottawa food scene. He has worked in kitchens from Montreal to Paris since the mid-90s, and now he helps those who enter the Parkdale Kitchen to learn, grow, and teach others their personal food stories. Learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel! Join us again next month, when we will be talking about community cooking and the transformative power of knowledge-sharing with Najia Zewari of the Women's Wellness Cafe and the Afghan Women's Network. *Music by Will Hydorn
22:09
December 21, 2021
Righting Our Relations with Food - Modern Systems, Modern Solutions
Righting Our Relations with Food - Modern Systems, Modern Solutions
In this episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap welcomes public engagement office and environmental justice advocate Denise MacDonald to talk about different solutions to achieving food sovereignty in today's food production landscape. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Denise is the Public Engagement Officer at Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, where she organizes events to promote collaboration and movement building, and supports efforts for global ecological, economic and social justice. Denise holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Regina and a BA Hons. in International Development and Political Science from the University of Toronto. She's an avid volunteer who believes in living her values, she loves being in nature, and she's constantly looking for ways to protect the Earth. You can also watch Denisse share her knowledge as part of Righting Relations webinars on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and protecting the health of people and the Earth. Learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel! Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with Karen Secord and Simon Bell of the Parkdale Food Centre about community food initiatives! *Music by Will Hydorn
16:22
November 16, 2021
Righting Our Relations with Food: Food Sovereignty from Buffalo to Bannock
Righting Our Relations with Food: Food Sovereignty from Buffalo to Bannock
In the second episode of Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap welcomes artist and buffalo champion Joely BigEagle Kequahtooway to talk about Indigenous food sovereignty from buffalo to bannock. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Joely is an interdisciplinary Nakota/Cree/Saulteaux artist who comes from a long line of Buffalo hunters - she is a fashion and textile designer, visual artist, beader, storyteller and co-founder of the Buffalo People Arts Institute. She has a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary and another in Mathematics from the First Nations University of Canada. In her art she is inspired by the perfect symmetry in nature, and her mantra is all things buffalo as it connects her to her ancestral history and knowledge. You can also watch Joely share her knowledge as part of a Righting Relations webinar on Our Mother Earth and Treaties, and learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with Denise MacDonald of the Saskatchewan Centre for International Cooperation about modern food systems in Canada! *Music by Will Hydorn
18:36
October 19, 2021
Righting Our Relations with Food: History of Food Colonization in Canada
Righting Our Relations with Food: History of Food Colonization in Canada
In the premiere episode of Righting Relations Radio's new podcast series, Righting Our Relations with Food, host Miriam Sainnawap talks with Dehydration Nations' Audrey Logan about the history and impact of food colonization in Canada. Looking for a transcript? Click here! Audrey is a Nehiyaw (Cree)/Métis woman from Northern Alberta, who teaches out of a permaculture garden in West Broadway, Winnipeg using traditional methods. She has been living off the land in urban Winnipeg for more than a decade, and she now leads Dehydration Nations, a grassroots, indigenous-led movement to harness the traditional method of food dehydration and pair it with nation-to-nation trade as a way of promoting food sovereignty. You can also watch Audrey share her knowledge as part of a Righting Relations webinar on dehydration practices, and learn more about the Righting Our Relations with Food series on our YouTube Channel. Join us again next month, when we will be speaking with Interdisciplinary Nakota/Cree/Saulteaux artist Joely BigEagle-Kequahtooway about the disappearance of the Buffalo. *Music by Will Hydorn
22:18
September 21, 2021
"I Am Not Invisible": Prisoner Rights Advocacy with Chris Harris
"I Am Not Invisible": Prisoner Rights Advocacy with Chris Harris
In this interview with Righting Relations member Chris Harris, we discuss "I Am Not Invisible": a prisoner rights campaign launch event with Parkdale Community Legal Services that took place in Toronto Aug 30, 2018 in Toronto, and the re-launch of the Black Inmates and Families Association, Toronto Chapter.
11:59
August 01, 2020
Insights from Dialogue for Peaceful Change with Ishbel Munro
Insights from Dialogue for Peaceful Change with Ishbel Munro
In this episode of Righting Relations Radio, Ishbel Munro shares insights from Dialogue for Peaceful Change (DPC), a community-based conflict mediation methodology which has been used around the world to non-violently engage in conflict and move to transformation. For more information on DPC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAXVUBMohW8
17:40
November 01, 2019
Heryka Miranda - The Sunflower Man: Land Dancing and Justice with Migrant Farm Workers
Heryka Miranda - The Sunflower Man: Land Dancing and Justice with Migrant Farm Workers
During this Righting Relations podcast, Heryka Miranda shares her  experience of facilitating dance movement therapy with migrant farm  workers in the Niagara region, and the creation of the piece "The  Sunflower Man" which has been used as a platform to advocate for justice  for migrant farm workers rights in Canada.
24:30
July 03, 2019
Jon McPhedran Waitzer - The Fragility of Privilege
Jon McPhedran Waitzer - The Fragility of Privilege
  Every  system of supremacy and dominance creates fragility in the people who  benefit from that system because while they benefit materially, they're  being harmed spiritually.  Jon McPhedran Waitzer in their work with the  Resource Movement, mobilizes young people with class privilege to share land, wealth and power, recognizing the myths of meritocracy and  capitalist supremacy that hold up our society.  In this conversation, we  talk about healing the wounds of capitalism, patriarchy, colonialism  and white supremacy, the importance of self-work and how we can  dismantle all notions of supremacy while reclaiming our dignity and  joy. 
44:49
July 03, 2019
Syed Hussan - The Honduran Migrant Caravan, Canadian Immigration, and Displacement
Syed Hussan - The Honduran Migrant Caravan, Canadian Immigration, and Displacement
As asylum seekers arrive to the US border, Righting Relations Radio is  in joined by Syed Hassan from the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change to  discuss the Honduran Migrant Caravan within the global political,  economic context and Canadian immigration policy.
48:51
July 03, 2019
Alfredo Barahona - Building Relations Between Indigenous, Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Alfredo Barahona - Building Relations Between Indigenous, Immigrant and Refugee Communities
In this episode of Righting Relations Radio, we are in conversation with  Alfredo Barahona from Kairos, exploring relationship-building between  Indigenous, Immigrant and Refugee communities, bridge-building both Kairos and Righting Relations are facilitating across Turtle Island, and the  importance of knowing who you are.
25:29
July 03, 2019
The Power of Storytelling for Healing and Social Justice
The Power of Storytelling for Healing and Social Justice
Ishbel Munro - Coordinator for Apaji'wla-matulinej - and Rehana Tejpar - Righting Relations National Coordinator - reflect on the power of storytelling for healing and social justice.
08:39
August 01, 2017