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Under the Same Stars

Under the Same Stars

By Under the Same Stars
Join Zongwe Binesikwe Crystal "Zee" Hardy as they highlight Indigenous and non-Indigenous people working to create positivity and unity in their communities across Turtle Island. They share narrative episodes exploring their healing journey as an Indigenous person.

Starting in 2021, Under the Same Stars will have a Patreon option with behind-the-scenes content and photos! *Narrative episodes will move exclusively to Patreon as Zee navigates their healing journey with complex PTSD.
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Season 2, Episode 8: “Finding Your Voice” with Brenda MacIntyre Medicine Song Woman
Season 2, Episode 8: “Finding Your Voice” with Brenda MacIntyre Medicine Song Woman Brenda MacIntyre Medicine Song Woman is a Toronto-based Juno Award winning First Nations singer who helps woman find their voices. In this episode, she shares her experience with the medicine of grief and speaking your truth. Her 2019 album, Picking up the Pieces, was powered by the grief from losing her son to gun violence in 2016. This album features a blend of funky roots reggae fusion and Indigenous hand drum singing that helps people feel love, connection and joy even alongside grief, pain and trauma. Brenda’s latest single “Together we can stand up”, a 2021 anthem for hope is available now! Find her on FB & Youtube @Brenda MacIntyre Medicine Song Woman, on IG &TW @mswcreations and her website at medicinesongwoman.com ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Under the Same Stars is available on your favourite podcasting platform! Now on Patreon! #underthesamestarspodcast #zongwebinesikwe
48:49
February 1, 2021
Season 2, Episode 7: "Complex PTSD" with Zongwe Binesikwe
Season 2, Episode 7: “Complex PTSD” with Zongwe Binesikwe As a survivor of childhood emotional, physical and sexual abuse, I am healing through symptoms of complex PTSD. Intergenerational trauma has affected me and my family. I grew up as a Crown ward of the child welfare system. My mother is one of the missing and murdered Indigenous womxn in Canada, presumed to be murdered by Robert Pickton. My brother was murdered in 2017. Join me as I share my experience with complex PTSD symptoms. More information can be found in “Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving” by Pete Walker. Here are some mental health supports: Thunder Bay Crisis Support Line 1-888-269-310 Canada Suicide Prevention Service (833) 456-4566 Text START to 741741 Talk 4 Healing Talk-Text-Chat Line 1-855-554-HEAL Kids Help Phone 1-800-668-6868 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Under the Same Stars is available on your favourite podcasting platform! #underthesamestarspodcast #zongwebinesikwe Now on Patreon at UndertheSameStars!
17:18
January 15, 2021
Season 2, Episode 6: Kristina Nodin “Nshiimee Voices”
Season 2, Episode 6: Kristina Nodin “Nshiimee Voices” Kristina Nodin joins me as the first the first guest of 2021!  Kristina Nodin is an Anishinaabe from Kiashkee Zaaging Anishinaabek and Whitesand First Nation and resides in Thunder Bay. In this episode, she speaks about how she stepped out of her comfort zone to create her podcast, Nshiimee Voices. This amazing 12-year old brings you the news in Northwestern Ontario with Journalists for Human Rights' Indigenous Junior Journalists Program. Her podcast episodes include interviews with Indigenous change makers while promoting Anishnaabemowin with a “Word-of-the-Week” segment with Elder Ira Johnson. Take a listen while Kristina and her mother, Jessica Barry, reflect on this amazing experience! Find Nshiimee Voices here: https://soundcloud.com/jhrindigenous/sets/nshiime-voices ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Under the Same Stars is available on your favourite podcasting platform! #underthesamestarspodcast #zongwebinesikwe
12:10
January 12, 2021
Season 2 Episode 5: Leah Morningstar
Season 2, Episode 5: Leah Morningstar “Living Authentically” In this episode, Leah Morningstar speaks about living authentically in all aspects of her life including being a mother, an artist, a blogger, a pin up model and more!! We get a sneak peak into her new podcast, Eating Dirt! Find People of Port Arthur at eatingdirt.ca and connect on IG @eating_dirt View her art at #PopArtPrintsbyEatingDirt View her cosplay/pinup persona at #Maplewhiskeypinupgirl ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Under the Same Stars is available on your favourite podcasting platforms! #underthesamestarspodcast #zongwebinesikwe
36:12
December 7, 2020
Season 2 Episode 4: Kris Tonkens
Season 2, Episode 4: Kris Tonkens  “Loud Womxn” Kris Tonkens is the founder of the Loud Women Collective, a Thunder Bay movement promoting equality, inclusivity and body positivity through creative engagement and education.  She is an avid reader, knitter, self-proclaimed coffee nerd, and singer songwriter who lives in Thunder Bay with her partner and their child.  In this episode, Kris speaks about being loud, having difficult conversations, her feminist book club and more!  Connect with Kris Tonkens and The Loud Women Collective on IG & FB! @loudwomencollective  #underthesamestarspodcast #zongwebinesikwe 
29:45
November 22, 2020
Season 2 Episode 3: Unconditional Love
Season 2, Episode 3: Unconditional Love Zongwe Binesikwe speaks about the teaching of love, dark night of the soul, and trusting your intuition. She provides a healing mediation for unconditional love! ❤️✨ #underthesamestarspodcast #zongwebinesikwe #reconciliAction
29:47
April 16, 2020
Season 2 Episode 2: Sandi Boucher
Season 2, Episode 2: The Hum Sandi Boucher is an Indigenous Inspirational speaker, author, activist and entrepreneur. A proud member of Seine River First Nation in Northern Ontario, Sandi is dedicated author, activist and advocate for both Indigenous self-determination and Canadian reconciliation. Sandi is storyteller with the unique ability to tell a story that not only increases the listener’s self-awareness but their awareness of others as well. Sandi makes her home in Thunder Bay, Ontario where she gets to spoil her grandchildren every chance she gets.
33:00
February 12, 2020
Trailer
Join Zongwe Binesikwe (Crystal “Zee” Hardy) in promoting decolonization and reconciliation as she highlights amazing people working to create positivity and unity in their communities across Turtle Island. Zee also shares her personal healing journey as an Indigenous woman.
00:37
January 22, 2020
What’s in a Name?
Join Zongwe Binesikwe as she opens Season 2 exploring Spirit names and how our names carry more meaning than we might know.  What does your name mean to you?
19:50
January 22, 2020
Episode 13: Reflections and Rediscovery
Zongwe Binesikwe reflects on her journey of self rediscovery in 2019. She shares how she is working to promote decolonization across Turtle Island and most importantly, decolonizing herself.
34:40
December 23, 2019
Remembering Episode 10: You are medicine
Your work is to heal yourself and you are your own medicine. Sending love and light ❤️
28:00
December 10, 2019
Remembering Episode 6: Women and Power
*Giveaway announced in this episode is closed. *
26:38
December 6, 2019
Remember
Take a listen to how this podcast got started!!! I’m super excited to share more fabulous stories and introduce you to many amazing people!
34:12
November 19, 2019
Episode 12: Tracey MacKinnon
Episode 12: Tracey MacKinnon “Sharing Your Truth” Tracey MacKinnon is a Kwe Sister, Auntie, Mother, Daughter and Kokum. She is a Traditional hand drummer who loves to share the songs she has learned over the years. She shares her truth in this honest and heartfelt episode. Chi miigwetch! Thank you so much! Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
30:38
May 16, 2019
Episode 11: Kim Ducharme “Connecting with Youth”
Episode 11: Kim Ducharme “Connecting with Youth” Kim Ducharme is Social Justice Warrior! She was born and raised in Fort Frances, but has truly felt at home in Thunder Bay for over 30 years. Kim began connecting with youth as a Child and Youth Worker, which led to managing mental health programs for children, youth and their families. She is now teaching in the Child and Youth Care program at Confederation College. She says her biggest take away from working with marginalized populations is the call and passion for activism. Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
34:09
April 11, 2019
Episode 10: Zongwe Binesikwe “You are medicine”
Episode 10: Zongwe Binesikwe “You are Medicine” Zongwe Binesikwe (Sounding Thunderbird Woman) is an educator, leader and advocate for Indigenous health. She is a Nurse Practitioner, university lecturer and PhD in nursing student at Queen’s University. She is the visionary and host of Under the Same Stars Podcast. Zongwe Binesikwe https://www.zongwebinesikwe.com Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
23:28
April 4, 2019
Episode 9: Angela Gollat
Episode 9: Angela Gollat “Healing through Presence” Angela Gollat is an intuitive artist, creative guide, mother and mystic living in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Creator of a unique 7-week creative container she calls ‘Painting as a Spiritual Practice’, she has guided thousands of women through the process of discovering and creating their own visionary paintings. Angela also spends much of her time creating transformative spaces for groups and individuals though retreats, mindful consulting and strategic planning, visioning, conflict resolution, as well as facilitating ongoing mindfulness practices within organizations. Her approach to her work largely centres around encouraging the cultivation of personal awareness and self care through contemplative and creative practices, and is rooted in a deep belief in the interconnectedness of all of life. She truly is a teacher that embodies her teachings. Check out her website at www.angelagollat.com Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
43:40
March 28, 2019
Episode 8: Zongwe Binesikwe “Remembering Ruby”
Episode 8: Zongwe Binesikwe “Remembering Ruby” Zongwe Binesikwe (Sounding Thunderbird Woman) is an educator, leader and advocate for Indigenous health. She is a Nurse Practitioner, university lecturer and PhD in nursing student at Queen’s University. She is the visionary and host of Under the Same Stars Podcast. Her mother, Ruby Galloway Hardy, is one of Canada’s missing Indigenous women and presumed to be murdered by Robert Pickton. Zongwe Binesikwe https://www.zongwebinesikwe.com Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne Daughter Remembers Her Mother http://www.missingpeople.net/daughter_remembers-apr_15,_2002.htm MMIWG Inquiry http://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca Aboriginal People and Historic Trauma https://www.ccnsa-nccah.ca/docs/context/RPT-HistoricTrauma-IntergenTransmission-Aguiar-Halseth-EN.pdf Information about Robert Pickton https://www.macleans.ca/tag/robert-pickton/ Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
23:17
March 21, 2019
Episode 7: Yolanda Wanakamik
Episode 7: Yolanda Wanakamik “Building Relationships” Yolanda Wanakamik is a wife and mother with a passion for inspiring youth to reach for their education goals. She believes that education is the foundation for success. Yolanda has an HBA in Political Science and is a Master of Education student at Lakehead University. She is a member of the Whitesand First Nation with a diverse experience in Indigenous governance and politics. Yolanda served her First Nation as a one of the youngest female Band Councillors. She serves her community through charitable work, promoting cultural humility, and storytelling. All that we are is story. Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne All the we are is story by Richard Wagamese https://healingmnstories.wordpress.com/2017/10/25/all-that-we-are-is-story/ Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
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March 14, 2019
Episode 6: Zongwe Binesikwe
Episode 6: Zongwe Binesikwe “Women & Power” Zongwe Binesikwe (Sounding Thunderbird Woman) is an educator, leader and advocate for Indigenous health. She is a Nurse Practitioner, university lecturer and PhD in nursing student at Queen’s University. She is the visionary and host of Under the Same Stars Podcast. Zongwe Binesikwe https://www.zongwebinesikwe.com Under the Same Stars Podcast https://linktr.ee/miss_crystal_anne Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditation by Richard Wagamese http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/book/embers Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson http://skdesigns.com/internet/articles/quotes/williamson/our_deepest_fear/ Women & Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard https://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?id=4294995930 Jody Wilson-Raybould https://jwilson-raybould.liberal.ca Strong Woman Song http://ojibwe.net/songs/womens-traditional/strong-womens-song/ Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
23:46
March 7, 2019
Episode 5: Dr Steven Fonso
Episode 5: Dr Steven Fonso “Magic in the Mess” Dr. Steven Fonso is a leader, visionary, author, speaker, consultant, husband and father of three. He has authored the book titled, “Finding Magic in the Mess” as well as founded wellness and lifestyle based company Veressent Life, a company providing communities and families with the opportunity to become more connected to their health and well-being, develop greater relationships, and have strategies to grow a healthy, vibrant and inspired family through lifestyle practices, workshops, seminars, retreats and online education. Magic in the mess - finding gifts in the symptom. Veressent Life Thunder Bay http://veressentlife.com Finding Magic in the Mess https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/566814/finding-magic-in-the-mess-by-dr-steven-fonso-bsc-dc/9780525541561 Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
38:47
February 28, 2019
Episode 4: Jacquie Kennedy
Episode 4: Jacquie Kennedy “Powerful Intentions” I’m honoured to introduce one of my role models, Jacquie Kennedy. Jacquie is the Owner Operator of Sweat Club Fitness Studio in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She is a Certified Personal Trainer and Body Building Specialist Coach. Join us as we discuss powerful intentions! Sweat Club Fitness Studio Thunder Bay https://www.facebook.com/pages/SweatClub/1382087508470153 3rd Annual MS 12 Hour Boxing Relay on Sunday, May 6th, 2019 8AM-8PM https://www.facebook.com/MS-12-Hour-Bag-Relay-126100497921454/ Don’t forget to subscribe and give a 5 star rating! It helps promote my podcast! Chi-miigwetch! Thank you so much! Zongwe Binesikwe #zongwebinesikwe #underthesamestarspodcast
29:01
February 21, 2019
Episode 3: Katherine Keeping
Episode 3: Katherine Keeping ”Women in Leadership” Sending you love and light today and always! Please enjoy this episode featuring Katherine Keeping. Katherine is Reiki Master, a Recognized Practitioner of Therapeutic Touch, a Certified Master of Crystology in Melody Crystal Healing Lay-on-of-Hands and Laying-on-of-Stones, and a Certified Instructor of Crystal Healing Techniques created by V Schapera. Annual Valentine’s Day Memorial Walk Feb 14th, 2019 12-5pm https://www.facebook.com/events/664010467334529/?ti=ia https://www.facebook.com/Katherine-Keeping-Lightworker- https://m.facebook.com/GratitudeGemOils/ https://www.gratitudegemoils.com Lakehead University Open Community Labyrinth Walk Feb 15, 2019 at noon in Bora Laskin Gym. https://ec.lakeheadu.ca/giving/projects/node/212
34:00
February 14, 2019
Episode 2: Josie Zussino
Episode 2: Josie Zussino “Random Acts of Respect” Let me introduce this inspiring Indigenous scholar, Josie Zussino. Join us as we discuss creating spaces for Indigenous women in Thunder Bay. Bear Clan Patrol Thunder Bay https://www.facebook.com/BearClanTBay/ SOS Thunder Bay http://www.shelterhouse.on.ca/article/sos-program-480.asp Cabinet Shuffle January 15, 2019 https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/cabinet-shuffle-indigenous-reaction-1.4977946 Seven Fallen Feathers - Tanya Talaga https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33154545-seven-fallen-feathers
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February 7, 2019
Episode 1: Zongwe Binesikwe & Surprise First Guest
Under the Same Stars: Meet the visionary and host of Under the Same Stars Podcast, Zongwe Binesikwe (Crystal Hardy Davey). Crystal reveals the driving forces behind the creation of this podcast series and interviews a surprise first guest - Blue Thunderbird Woman. Check out her website ZongweBinesikwe.com and follow her on Facebook @ZongweBinesikwe
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January 31, 2019