In honour of Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada, host Laura Hunter, has a rich conversation with two Wolastoqey elders. Ron Tremblay is the Chief of the Wolatoqey Grand Council, and Alma Brooks is a Clan Mother, which is a distinct role within this traditional governance structure. Ron and Alma have been steadfastly working on Indigenous rights and protection of lands and waters for many years locally, nationally, and internationally. This conversation touches on some hard truths and challenges, but is also full of moving stories, fierce love, some surprising science talk, and mentions of a few inspiring projects they are involved in.
It also features two poems read by Shalan Joudry, a Mi’kmaq poet, storyteller, and ecologist, living in L’sitkuk, Nova Scotia. “Forest Tree” and “Unfolding of Blankets” will be coming out in a collection of her poetry to be published by Gaspereau Press this fall, 2020. You can hear more from Shalan on her podcast called “Trails, Tales, and Spruce Tea”.
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Morrisson's jig - Leslie's march by Aislinn is licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (aka Music Sharing) 3.0 International License.
Note that this episode also features musical clips from Wood_Flute via Freesound.org.