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.