Category Archives: Indigenous Issues

Equality in Transit

On this episode, we turn our feminist gaze to public and active transportation, exploring the role of transportation in our lives and why it deserves feminist critique. First we hear from illustrator and community advocate Serena Tang about how she got interested in walkability and bikability. Then we hear from Anna Ho, co-founder of Paths for People, an organization that advocates for safe active transportation. Finally, we hear from visual artist Carla Rae Taylor about a public mural she painted in Edmonton’s Churchill Station that honours missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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Why We Do The Work

On this episode, we highlight the work of two local feminists to understand why they do what they do. First we hear from German Villegas, the host of the Modern Manhood Podcast, about why he thinks it’s important for men to organize conversations about masculinity and empathy. Then we hear from Theresa Whiskeyjack, who helped organize a public rally in honour of Tina Fontaine.

Check out German’s podcast here: https://modernmanhood.org/

(Dis)placement

On this episode, we explore the way art can ground us with a sense of belonging. First we hear from Gwich’in artist and community advocate Nigitstil Norbert who speaks about her journey of becoming an artist, overcoming structural violence, and balancing Indigeneity and feminism in her work. Then we hear from Egyptian poet Nermeen Youssef about finding common ground between science and art, and why she began writing poetry after she moved to Canada.

Indigeneity and Privatizing Fertility

On this episode, we explore some topics covered at the 2017 Parkland Conference, such as Indigenous peoples’ experiences on the University of Alberta campus and the racism they face in academic spaces, and public access to fertility services.

First we speak to University of Alberta professor Dr. Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez about Indigenous representation in academia, the inclusion of Indigenous topics and history in schools, and thinking critically about promises of Reconciliation. Then we speak with Parkland Institute Research Manager Rebecca Graff-Mcrae on the privatization of fertility services in Alberta.

 

Expert At Your Craft

On this episode, we discuss the challenges and triumphs of being a woman entrepreneur. First we speak with Andrea Beça, the host of That’s So Maven, a podcast about women business owners in Edmonton, about what’s she’s learned from speaking to so many women entrepreneurs. Then we hear from Carrie Armstrong, the owner of Mother Earth Essentials, an Aboriginal owned business, about what put her on the path to starting her own business. And finally we hear from Muhga Eltigani, the founder and CEO of NaturAll Club, about her line of fresh fruit hair products, and creating spaces to support black women and their businesses.

For more information on Andrea Beça and That’s So Maven visit: www.andreabeca.work/

For more information on Carrie Armstrong and Mother Earth Essentials visit: motherearthessentials.ca/

For more information on Muhga Eltigani and NaturAll Club visit: naturallclub.com/