2 Crees in a Pod is joined by Joel Wood who has been singing most of his life and is part of the Northern Cree Drum family. He shares with our listeners song and teachings that have been passed along to him.
This bonus episode was recorded in the bush with two hunters who shared with our listeners their own personal stories of hunting. We managed to add in a cow moose call, a round dance song and a grunt into this episode.
2 Crees in a Pod shares a conversation with Gladys Radek, who advocated for the National Public Inquiry for MMIWG. She is auntie to Tamara Lynn Chipman, who disappeared from Prince Rupert, BC, aka, the Highway of Tears in northern British Columbia. She vanished September 21, 2005 and remains missing today.
In this episode on 2 Crees in a Pod, Jose shares his own story of finding hope and purpose after being incarcerated for many years and being involved in gangs. He is now the Director of Case Management and Navigation with Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles.
In this episode with a young Cree mom, we hear her stories and journey with cancer. Ashley worked her way through western medical practices, soul searching and finding her way to Indigenous ceremony to begin healing.
Our final episode of Season 1 wraps up with two amazing folks who are near and dear to our hearts. This conversation explores wicihtasow, meaning one who is a helper in the context of language, ceremony and is based in the teachings. We discuss their omanitew and nêhiyaw kesi wahkotok: Cree relationship mapping training that guides human service workers towards developing a more in-depth understanding of Indigenous teachings and concepts.
Colleen is the author of ‘Raised Somewhere Else”, a book that shares her incredible story of being a 60’s scoop adoptee and going home. 2 Crees in a Pod loved this conversation that shares a valuable resource that connects adoptees through a geographic information mapping (GIS) platform called “In Our Own Words: Mapping the 60s Scoop Survivor Diaspora”.
2 Crees in a Pod shares a conversation with Andre Bear to discuss restorative justice. Taking us through his own stories, we get a glimpse of some important teachings that remind us of the important changes that are needed in this country.
Be prepared to be inspired in this episode with Dr. Cindy Blackstock. She speaks to the importance of humility, moral courage and our values. As a Indigenous woman, Dr. Blackstock is leading the way in advocating for Indigenous children’s equality in Canada.
We are joined by Dr. Michael Yellowbird to discuss how colonization has and continues to impact our bodies and brains. We explore how Indigenous ceremony and the continued resurgence of our languages, rituals, traditions are critical to addressing trauma.