This podcast series was recorded at the Indigenous Environmental Justice Project’s panel event held with students and Indigenous youth on February 10th, 2020. This event highlighted ongoing tensions between the Wet’suwet’en land defenders and the Canadian State. Special thanks to Dali Carmichael and Niibwin Mukwa for their contributions to this podcast.
This #WetsuwetenSolidarity podcast series consists of:
“Episode 1 – The Recurring Experience with the Canadian State” featuring the IEJ’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Deborah McGregor, Anishinaabe. This episode provides a historical context for longstanding issues regarding Indigenous relationships with the Canadian State.
“Episode 2 – Leadership Teachings, Injustice and Colonial Power” featuring Hillary McGregor, Anishinaabe, Standing Bear Youth Leadership Program Coordinator with Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario. This episode highlights Hillary’s reflections on leadership roles as well as the nature of reconciliation and its current status in Canada.
“Episode 3 – Changes in Perception on Relationships, Land and Love” featuring Jayce Chiblow, Anishinaabe, IEJ Research Assistant. This episode features the importance of healthy waters and relations for future generations, and discusses resources developed by Wet’suwet’en people. For more information, see: https://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit/
“Episode 4 – Ally and Support Work in Direct Action” featuring Alie Hermanutz, PhD Candidate at YorkU Department of Politics & VP Community Relations, YUGSA. This episode speaks to efforts from allies and supporters of solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people.
“Episode 5 – Meaningful but Appropriate Engagement” featuring Monica Shafik, IEJ Research Assistant & Communications Lead. This episode speaks to respectfully and appropriately addressing this subject through the utilization of media resources, while being mindful of centering the voices of the land defenders.