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See The Change

By SeeChange Initiative
See The Change podcast was developed as a creative extension of SeeChange Initiative; a space where the voices of community builders and changemakers are amplified. We delve into their stories and connect the dots between their lived experiences and what inspires them to take action.
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14. Balancing activism and joy through an Indigenous lens with Morgan Tsetta
Welcome to Episode 14 of See the Change Podcast. This is Part 2 of our conversation with filmmaker and activist Morgan Tsetta. In this episode, Morgan talks about going viral on TikTok with her Giant Mine videos, tells us about the women who inspire her, and reflects on the balance of Indigenous causes and Indigenous joy in film.   Morgan Tsetta is a Yellowknives Dene First Nation filmmaker and photographer, currently living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth Nations, colonially referred to as Vancouver, Canada. With a passion for film, photography, and her Native culture, Morgan is committed to emphasizing the voices of Dene people, and the power of self-representation for Indigenous sovereignty. Connect with Morgan TikTok  Instagram Twitter Website  Toronto Star article Giant Mine Resources  Press Release: YKDFN Giant Mine Compensation Backgrounder: Giant Mine Monster Report: Summary of Research on the Establishment, Administration and Oversight of the Giant Mine and its Impacts on the Yellowknives Dene First Nation There is a Monster Under the Ground Giant Mine Monster Media: Interviews with local Dene elders Guardians of Eternity: confronting Giant Mine’s toxic legacy Filmmaker: Alethea Arnaquq-Baril  Artist: Chief Lady Bird SeeChange Initiative  Facebook Twitter Instagram Website CommunityFirst Micro-site   
18:36
June 9, 2021
13. From Hollywood aspirations to Indigenous storytelling & advocacy with Morgan Tsetta
Welcome to Episode 13 of See the Change Podcast. This is Part 1 of our conversation with filmmaker and activist Morgan Tsetta. In this episode, we talk about her start in film and her turning point from Hollywood aspirations to Indigenous storytelling. We also discuss her advocacy for Yellowknife Dene in holding the federal government accountable for reconciliation for the historic Giant Mine.  Morgan Tsetta is a Yellowknives Dene First Nation filmmaker and photographer, currently living on unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Watuth Nations, colonially referred to as Vancouver, Canada. With a passion for film, photography, and her Native culture, Morgan is committed to emphasizing the voices of Dene people, and the power of self-representation for Indigenous sovereignty. Connect with Morgan TikTok  Instagram Twitter Website  Giant Mine Resources  Press Release: YKDFN Giant Mine Compensation Backgrounder: Giant Mine Monster Report: Summary of Research on the Establishment, Administration and Oversight of the Giant Mine and its Impacts on the Yellowknives Dene First Nation There is a Monster Under the Ground Giant Mine Monster Media: Interviews with local Dene elders Guardians of Eternity: confronting Giant Mine’s toxic legacy SeeChange Initiative  Facebook Twitter Instagram Website CommunityFirst Micro-site   
23:48
May 26, 2021
12. Facing federal failures in Nunavut and reflecting on 2020 with MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq
Welcome to Episode 12 of See the Change Podcast. This is Part 2 of our conversation with MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq. In this episode we discuss facing federal failures in providing adequate housing, affordable food, and accessible healthcare in Nunavut, as well as the potential for solutions within communities. We also talk about lessons learned in 2020 and what's to come. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq (ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ), is an Inuk woman, Member of Parliament, and human rights defender. Elected in 2019, she is one of few people to have given a speech in the House of Commons before being elected. Originally from Baker Lake, she now lives in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Mumilaaq has worked with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., The Quality of Life Secretariat in the Government of Nunavut, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Qulliq Energy Corporation among other organizations. Mumilaaq is fighting for adequate housing, clean water and food security in the North. Follow See the Change Podcast on Instagram Connect with Mumilaaq online Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with SeeChange Initiative online Facebook Twitter Instagram Other Resources Inuit communities can beat COVID-19 and tuberculosis (SeeChange Initiative) Tuberculosis treatment in south takes Inuit from their families (CBC Archives)
27:50
March 24, 2021
11. Speaking up in uncomfortable spaces and advocating for Inuit rights with MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq
Welcome to Episode 11 of See the Change Podcast. This is Part 1 of our conversation with MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq. In this episode we talk about what it's like to represent a marginalized community in Parliament, her advocacy for access to housing and healthcare for Inuit, and why she believes youth will play a central role in racial justice in Canada. We also hear about her personal connection the the federal TB response in the 1950-1960's. Mumilaaq Qaqqaq (ᒧᒥᓛᖅ ᖃᖅᑲᖅ), is an Inuk woman, Member of Parliament, and human rights defender. Elected in 2019, she is one of few people to have given a speech in the House of Commons before being elected.  Originally from Baker Lake, she now lives in Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut. Mumilaaq has worked with Nunavut Tunngavik Inc., The Quality of Life Secretariat in the Government of Nunavut, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, Qulliq Energy Corporation among other organizations.  Mumilaaq is fighting for adequate housing, clean water and food security in the North. Follow See the Change Podcast on Instagram Connect with Mumilaaq online  Facebook Twitter Instagram Connect with SeeChange Initiative online Facebook Twitter Instagram Other Resources  Inuit communities can beat COVID-19 and tuberculosis (SeeChange Initiative) Tuberculosis treatment in south takes Inuit from their families (CBC Archives)
37:52
March 10, 2021
10. Breaking down structural barriers to education through mentorship and solidarity with Mayumi Sato
Welcome to Episode 10 of See the Change Podcast. This is Part 2 of our conversation with Mayumi Sato.  Mayumi is a Social Policy Researcher and recent Masters graduate from the University of Cambridge. She has been involved in research and policy revisions around anti-racism, gender equity, ageism, environmental justice and refugee and forced migration. She is also the founder of The Solidarity Library, a resource and knowledge hub for underserved communities and students.  In this episode we continue our conversation with Social Policy Researcher Mayumi Sato and deep dive into her observations on elitism in academia, her personal turning point for taking up space, and what inspired her to start her non-profit The Solidarity Library. Thanks for listening! Don't forget to subscribe, share with a friend, and follow our new Instagram @seethechangepodcast Connect with Mayumi online LinkedIn Twitter Instagram The Solidarity Library  Connect with SeeChange Initiative Website Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Credits Written, edited, produced by Tanya Ayala Music by Charles the Emperor    
23:59
February 24, 2021
9. Expectations vs. Reality of Humanitarian Work with Mayumi Sato
Welcome to Episode 9 of See the Change Podcast. This is Part 1 of our conversation with Mayumi Sato.  Mayumi is a Social Policy Researcher and recent Masters graduate from the University of Cambridge. She has been involved in research and policy revisions around anti-racism, gender equity, ageism, environmental justice and refugee and forced migration. She is also the founder of The Solidarity Library, a resource and knowledge hub for underserved communities and students.  In this episode we talk about her formative experiences in academia, who she draws inspiration from, and how her fellowship work in Thailand forced her to see humanitarian work in a different light.  Connect with Mayumi: LinkedIn Twitter Instagram The Solidarity Library  Connect with SeeChange Initiative:  Website Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram  Additional Resources:  Norman Finkelstein, Political Scientist Noura Erakat, Human Rights Activist Michelle Cho, Korea Foundation Assistant Professor at McGill University Research Interests: contemporary Korean film, media, and popular culture, theories of diaspora, post-colonial critique, film and media theory, affect studies, psychoanalytic theory. Map of Thailand, marking Bangkok & Chiang Mai Credits Written, edited, produced by Tanya Ayala Music by Charles the Emperor
28:39
February 10, 2021
8. Taking the leap into entrepreneurship and building a socially conscious Indigenous cosmetic brand with Jenn Harper
See The Change Podcast Episode 8, Part 2 with Jenn Harper. Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics, a digitally native direct-to-consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of a circular economy in the brand’s ethos and in developing their latest line of products. Creating a new segment in the beauty industry – Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty. We're picking up where we left off and getting into Jenn's journey into entrepreneurship, how community has been important since those early days of her business, and what inspires her innovation.  Subscribe to See The Change Podcast on Apple, Spotify, or find your favourite platform on Anchor. Connect with Cheekbone Beauty Website Instagram @cheekbonebeauty  Facebook @cheekbonebeauty Twitter @cheekbonebeauty LinkedIn Cheekbone Beauty Connect with SeeChange Initiative  Website Instagram @seechangeinit Facebook @seechangeinitiative Twitter @seechangeinit LinkedIn SeeChange Initiative Additional Resources  Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Flare Magazine interview How I Built This podcast Credits  Written, edited and produced by Tanya Ayala  Music by Charles the Emperor 
35:39
January 27, 2021
7. The journey to unlearn colonial shame and reconnect with family Indigenous history with Jenn Harper
See The Change Podcast Episode 7, Part 1 with Jenn Harper. Jenn Harper is the founder and CEO of Cheekbone Beauty Cosmetics, a digitally native direct-to-consumer brand that is helping Indigenous youth see themselves in a beauty brand while using the concept of a circular economy in the brand's ethos and in developing their latest line of products. Creating a new segment in the beauty industry - Sustainable Socially Conscious Beauty. In the first part of our conversation we deep dive into the experiences that shaped her; from unlearning colonial shame, growing through trauma, and how reconnecting with her family's history continues to inspire her business. Connect with Cheekbone Beauty Website Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Connect with SeeChange Initiative Website Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn Additional Resources: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Reports:  In 2009, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada began a multi-year process to listen to Survivors, communities and others affected by the Residential School system. The resulting collection of statements, documents and other materials now forms the heart of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. First Nations Child & Family Caring Society Recommended reading from Jenn: The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
34:36
January 13, 2021
6. A look at modern-day treaty rights and reframing intergenerational trauma with Carrington Christmas
Welcome back for Episode 6 of See The Change Podcast. This is Part 2 of our conversation with Carrington Christmas.  Carrington is a Black-Scotian-Mi’kmaw and German Two-Spirit person living in Dish with One Spoon Territory. She is an aunty, storyteller, traditional singer, public speaker and passionate about empowering Indigenous youth and Indigenizing learning spaces. She believes that laughter is medicine and relationships built on reciprocity and mutual respect will lead to radical change. In this episode we talk about the Nova Scotia lobster fishing issues happening back in November, reframing intergenerational trauma, and her outlook on the future for Indigenous learning. Carrington on social media Instagram: https://instagram.com/ceyonce_  Twitter: https://twitter.com/carrchristmas   To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media Website: https://seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/seechangeinitiative  Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Support us on Patreon to help make See The Change the best it can be: https://patreon.com/seethechange  Credits: Written, edited and produced by Tanya Ayala Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spot.fi/33Hnemy 
31:36
December 30, 2020
5. Embracing multi-faceted family histories and indigenizing colonial spaces with Carrington Christmas
Welcome back for Episode 5 of See The Change Podcast. This is Part 1 of our conversation with Carrington Christmas.  Carrington is a Black-Scotian-Mi’kmaw and German Two-Spirit person living in Dish with One Spoon Territory. She is an aunty, storyteller, traditional singer, public speaker and passionate about empowering Indigenous youth and Indigenizing learning spaces. She believes that laughter is medicine and relationships built on reciprocity and mutual respect will lead to radical change. In this episode we talk about the intersectionality of her Indigenous identity and her experience in academia before finding her own path. Stay tuned - We'll be back with Part 2 after the holidays! Carrington on social media Instagram: https://instagram.com/ceyonce_  Twitter: https://twitter.com/carrchristmas  To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media Website: https://seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/seechangeinitiative  Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Support us on Patreon to help make See The Change the best it can be: https://patreon.com/seethechange  Credits: Written, edited and produced by Tanya Ayala Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spot.fi/33Hnemy 
37:23
December 16, 2020
4. The importance of cross-cultural experiences in uprooting systemic medical racism with Peter Saranchuk
Welcome to See The Change! In Episode 4 you'll hear Part 2 of our conversation with SeeChange Medical Director, Peter Saranchuk.  Peter Saranchuk is a medical doctor with more than a dozen years of international experience with the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In addition to performing HIV-TB clinical work in resource-limited settings, he has worked as a TB-HIV Advisor in MSF’s Southern African Medical Unit. He currently works in a Community Health Centre in southern Ontario. We talk about how his international experience influenced his medical career, how he got started with SeeChange, and his ideas for public health solutions in Canada's north.  *** Support us on Patreon with a monthly contribution to help us make See The Change the best it can be: https://patreon.com/seethechange To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media Website: seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeeChangeInitiative Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Credits: Written, edited and produced: Tanya Ayala & Emanuelle Lyons Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spoti.fi/33Hnemy  Equipment provided by Scott MacLean 
23:17
December 2, 2020
3. Ideas on engaging communities to create their own health solutions in Canada's North with Peter Saranchuk
Welcome to See The Change! In Episode 3, you'll hear Part 1 of our conversation with SeeChange Medical Director, Peter Saranchuk.  Peter Saranchuk is a medical doctor with more than a dozen years of international experience with the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). In addition to performing HIV-TB clinical work in resource-limited settings, he has worked as a TB-HIV Advisor in MSF’s Southern African Medical Unit. He currently works in a Community Health Centre in southern Ontario. We talk about how his international experience influenced his medical career, how he got started with SeeChange, and his ideas for public health solutions in Canada's north.  *** Support us on Patreon with a monthly contribution to help us make See The Change the best it can be: https://patreon.com/seethechange To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media Website: seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeeChangeInitiative Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Credits: Written, edited and produced: Tanya Ayala & Emanuelle Lyons Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spoti.fi/33Hnemy  Equipment provided by Scott MacLean 
24:12
November 18, 2020
2. Imagining a bright future for Inuit youth with Isabelle Chapadeau
Welcome to See The Change! This is Part 2 of our conversation with Isabelle Chapadeau.  Isabelle is a young Inuk woman based in Iqaluit, Nunavut where she works with and creates Inuit art. She has grown an audience of over 40K on TikTok where she posts videos about Inuit culture & language, Indigenous issues & causes, and daily life in the Arctic.  We talk about the resurgence of Indigenous culture through the new generation, the ongoing impacts of colonial attitudes, and the bright future she envisions for her community. Support us on Patreon to help us make See The Change the best it can be: https://patreon.com/seethechange Isabelle on social media: Isabelle’s TikTok: vm.tiktok.com/ZSurtbJt  Isabelle's Instagram: https://instagram.com/isapadeau To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media Website: seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeeChangeInitiative Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Credits: Written, edited and produced: Tanya Ayala & Emanuelle Lyons Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spoti.fi/33Hnemy  Equipment provided by Scott MacLean  Guest gifts by Lunar Love Candles https://www.lunarlove.ca/, WARQ Paper Products https://www.eightsevenstudio.com/thewarqstore, Kokom Scrunchies https://kokomscrunchies.ca/ 
33:08
November 4, 2020
1. Harnessing social media to promote Inuit culture and confront colonial attitudes with Isabelle Chapadeau
Welcome to the first episode of See The Change! In Episode 1, Part 1 we talk to Isabelle Chapadeau.  Isabelle is a young Inuk woman based in Iqaluit, Nunavut where she works with and creates Inuit art. She has grown an audience of over 40K on TikTok where she posts videos about Inuit culture & language, Indigenous issues & causes, and daily life in the Arctic.  We talk about the resurgence of Indigenous culture through the new generation, the ongoing impacts of colonial attitudes, and the bright future she envisions for her community. Support us on Patreon to help us make See The Change the best it can be: https://patreon.com/seethechange Isabelle on social media: Isabelle’s TikTok: vm.tiktok.com/ZSurtbJt  Isabelle's Instagram: https://instagram.com/isapadeau To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media Website: seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/SeeChangeInitiative Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit  Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Credits: Written, edited and produced: Tanya Ayala & Emanuelle Lyons Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spoti.fi/33Hnemy  Equipment provided by Scott MacLean  Guest gifts by Lunar Love Candles https://www.lunarlove.ca/, WARQ Paper Products https://www.eightsevenstudio.com/thewarqstore, Kokom Scrunchies https://kokomscrunchies.ca/ 
24:51
October 21, 2020
Season 1 Trailer - Isabelle Chapadeau
Welcome to See The Change! This is the podcast where we talk to community builders and changemakers, and hear the stories that inspired them to take action for social change. Here's a snippet of our conversation with un-and-coming TikTok sensation Isabelle Chapadeau. Subscribe to See The Change and stay tuned for our inaugural episode on October 21st! Isabelle on TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSurtbJt  Isabelle on Instagram: https://instagram.com/isapadeau  Help us make See The Change the best it can be with a monthly contribution:  Patreon: https://patreon.com/seethechange  To learn more about SeeChange Initiative, visit our website and connect with us on social media: Website: https://seechangeinitiative.org  Facebook: https://facebook.com/seechangeinitiative Instagram: https://instagram.com/seechangeinit Twitter: https://twitter.com/seechangeinit  Credits: Written, edited and produced: Tanya Ayala & Emanuelle Lyons Music by Charles the Emperor: https://spoti.fi/33Hnemy    Equipment provided by Scott MacLean
00:58
October 10, 2020