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2 Crees in a Pod

2 Crees in a Pod

By Terri Suntjens
2 Crees in a Pod, unapologetically creates space for Indigenous resurgence. Our intention is to disrupt western colonial systems and honor Indigenous helping practices.
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F@$k Colonialism with Justin Louis
2 Crees in a Pod is joined by Justin Louis, cofounder of Section35 clothing. This raw conversation dived into some important topics that explores creative decolonial expression.
31:32
June 13, 2021
F@€k White Supremacy with Roberta Shephard
Join us for a raw conversation with Roberta Shephard about racism, discrimination and white supremacy.
44:25
May 2, 2021
sakihitowin with Marissa and Patrick Mitsuing
2 Crees in a Pod share a beautiful conversation with Marissa and Patrick about relationships, hardships, growth and goals!
44:27
April 25, 2021
Remaining rooted with Noella and Patricia Steinhauer
2 Crees in a Pod wraps up Season 3 with sisters and educators, Noella & Patricia Steinhauer. Be sure not to miss this episode!
49:17
April 19, 2021
Indigenous co-parenting with Amber Dion & Shaunte Fryingpan
2 Crees in a Pod talks, laughs and crys with Shaunte about co-parenting and blended families.
39:55
March 28, 2021
Light Finding with Aaron Paquette
2 Crees in a Pod shares a meaningful conversation with Aaron Paquette that explores his stories, art and his journey to politics.
45:50
March 22, 2021
We Are Always In Relationship with Dr. Michael Hart
2 Crees in a Pod explores spirit in education with Dr. Hart in a meaningful dialogue that reminds us that as Indigenous people we have a lot to offer and always have.
41:28
February 21, 2021
Embracing my two-spirit journey with Prestin Thotin-awasis
2 Crees in a Pod shares a heartfelt conversation with Prestin Thotin-awasis that speaks to the challenges and beauty of embracing his two-spirit identity.
43:31
February 14, 2021
Finding community with Dr. Dwayne Donald
In this episode we listened to Dwayne share his own journey in understanding his loss from community (descendant of Papaschase) then rediscovering his connections in community and culture.
33:56
February 7, 2021
wîwîp’son – the Healing Swing with Dr. Darlene Auger
In this episode we sit with Darlene Auger as she shares with us her work with wîwîp’son, a healing swing for youth and adults.
31:39
January 31, 2021
Research ourselves back to life with Dr. Sherri Chisan
Join us in a passionate conversation about research and education for Indigenous peoples.
43:12
January 25, 2021
Eeeeeee with Joel Wood
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.
33:24
January 20, 2021
Sharing good medicine with George Desjarlais
On today’s episode we are honoured to have George Desjarlais from Frog Lake Cree Nation join us to share with us and our listeners his own stories and teachings.
50:08
November 30, 2020
The Love of Song with Fawn Wood
2 Crees in a Pod is honoured to have to Fawn Wood share with us her own stories and work she has been doing for the love of song and our people.
32:52
November 23, 2020
Ceremony in Post Secondary Education with Roxanne Tootoosis
2 Crees in a Pod is honoured to have Roxanne Tootoosis join us to share about the importance of culture and ceremony in Post Secondary education.
38:50
November 16, 2020
Ceremony with Dr. Leona Makokis
In our first episode of Season 3 we sit down with Dr.Makokis to listen to her share her teachings and stories about how ceremony impacted her life.
38:19
November 9, 2020
Language Importance with Wayne Jackson
In this bonus episode we discuss the state of Indigenous languages in Alberta and the importance of the revitalization of nehiyawewin.
24:48
November 1, 2020
nikamowin with the Gadwa Family
2 Crees in a Pod is honoured to have the Gadwa family join us in this episode. They will share with our listeners stories of the drum and songs.
57:45
October 26, 2020
Indigenous love with Amber Dion and Terri Suntjens
In this episode Amber and Terri discuss Indigenous relationships and explore intimate partner relationship stories.
47:10
October 18, 2020
2 Cree Moose in the Bush with Greyeagle Cardinal & Lyndon Suntjens
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.
23:53
October 11, 2020
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) with Gladys Radek
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.
29:12
October 5, 2020
Q & A Fun with Amber Dion and Terri Suntjens
In this episode the hosts of 2 Crees in a Pod enjoy a Q & A with one another that shares some personal stories and laughs with our listeners.
46:19
September 27, 2020
Last of a Dying Breed with Nataanii Means
2 Crees in a Pod talks with Nataanii Means about moving off the Rez, music, generational fear and breaking cycles.
46:06
September 20, 2020
Gifts from our Grandmothers with Clarice Anderson and Dao Nguyen
In this episode we sit down with two educators in leadership who share their journeys and how it’s all connected.
53:54
September 14, 2020
Finding Hope and Purpose with Jose Arellano
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.
47:55
September 6, 2020
Indigenous Mothering with Nadia Houle
In this episode Nadia shares stories that have influenced her life and talks about her role as an Indigenous birth worker and health activist within our communities.
36:51
August 30, 2020
Our Responsibility in Honouring our Ancestors with Chris Scribe
This episode discusses our responsibility in disrupting systems that are harmful. Chris shares his story of why he became teacher and how that has influenced his work with Think Indigenous.
55:34
August 23, 2020
Fatherhood is Sacred with Grant Bruno
2 Crees in a Pod talks to Grant Bruno about his research with Cree fathers and his own journey with mental health. His resilience challenges the barriers our men face daily in our communities.
37:07
August 17, 2020
ahkameyimok with Ashley Albert-Hunter
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.
48:54
August 10, 2020
wicihtasow with Dr. Leona Makokis and Dr. Ralph Bodor
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.
42:49
August 2, 2020
60’s Scoop with Colleen Hele-Cardinal
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”.
29:13
July 27, 2020
Restorative Practices with Andre Bear
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.
37:02
July 18, 2020
Indigenous Social Work and Laughter with Dr. Raven Sinclair
2 Crees in a Pod explores Indigenous social work with Dr. Sinclair. We enjoyed this conversation filled with laughter and meaningful dialogue.
52:01
July 13, 2020
Indigegogy with Dr. Kathy Absolon
This episode shares a meaningful conversation with Dr. Absolon, that discusses doing Indigenous education in a Indigenous way.
43:57
July 6, 2020
Bonus Episode: A Reminder on Canada’s 153 years.
Honouring the Land
04:10
July 1, 2020
kâniyâsihk with Dr. Kevin Lewis
In this episode we discuss land based education and language with Dr. Kevin Lewis. Kevin runs cultural camps that share and teaches others about Cree traditional ways.
31:02
June 28, 2020
Do Right- Not be Right with Dr. Cindy Blackstock
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.
49:02
June 22, 2020
Ceremony and the Brain with Dr. Michael Yellow Bird
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.
46:29
June 14, 2020
Pocket full of circles with Sharon Steinhauer
This episode discusses circle protocol and processes with Sharon Steinhauer. We explore how circles can be utilized in the classroom, your workspace and at home with you family.
24:38
June 7, 2020
Reclaiming Space with Dr. Leona Makokis
In this episode we are joined by Dr. Leona Makokis, exploring the significance of place based learning and Indigenous governance.
43:46
June 2, 2020