Podcast

PODCAST: Indigenous Power with Judith Sayers

By Andrea Palframan / February 23, 2021 /

Our guest on this episode is pioneering human rights lawyer and trailblazer on the path to Indigenous sovereignty, Dr. Judith Sayers.  We spoke with Judith in late summer of 2020, just as her community was reeling from the violent murder of Chantal Moore at the hands of police.  Hear from participants in the Indigenous Justice…

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“Full Fledged Tricksters”: Val Napoleon & the Indigenous Law Research Unit

By Andrea Palframan / February 2, 2021 /

On this episode, we took a walk with the  director of the world’s first Joint Degree Program in Indigenous and Common Law, Val Napoleon, and her colleague Rebecca Johnson. Meet Julianna Alexander, a Secwepmec elder and research partner with the Indigenous Law Research Unit, and student researcher and JID student Carolyn Belleau. Hear from this dynamic…

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Making history with Tsilhqot’in’s Russ Myers Ross

By Andrea Palframan / January 16, 2021 /

Chief Russ Myers Ross saw his Nation through one of the most historic periods of the past century. Elected chief at just 30 years old, Ross witnessed the Supreme Court’s recognition of Tsilhqot’in Title, helmed the largest Indigenous-led solar project in the province, successfully defeated Taseko Mines in court, and was present for the exoneration…

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S1 Episode 7: Decolonize Now! With Nikki Iyolo Sanchez

By Andrea Palframan / May 19, 2020 /

On this episode of RAVEN (De)Briefs,  we’re talking to  Nikko Iyolo Sanchez.    We caught up with Nikki on the day that the book, Spirits of The Coast, was released. As a guest editor for the Royal BC Museum, Sanchez worked with diverse contributors, young and old, to explore the magic, myths and ecology of orca…

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RAVEN DeBriefs S.1 Episode 6 – We Are the Stronghold

By Andrea Palframan / May 5, 2020 /

Listen to this episode Today’s episode introduces Shosana and Raven of Digging Roots, who, together with promoter and singer songwriter Amanda Rheaume are the founders of the indigenous Music Summit. This February, as the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s courageous stance against Coastal Gas Link inspired solidarity actions around the world , this powerhouse trio got together to…

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Constituting Indigenous Law with John Borrows: S1 Episode 5 RAVEN (De)Briefs

By Andrea Palframan / April 21, 2020 /

Immerse yourself in the profoundly poetic worldview and philosophy of Canada Research Chair and RAVEN legal advisory panel member John Borrows. His discourse is richly adorned with the shapeshifting sounds of Jeremy Dutcher, a classically trained musician who takes 100 year old wax cylinder recordings of his Wolastoq ancestors, and sets them to soaring strings…

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Podcast S1 Episode 4 – Covid Capitalism & The Case Against CGL

By Andrea Palframan / April 7, 2020 /

 In today’s episode of RAVEN (De)Briefs podcast, you’ll meet Caily DiPuma, a lawyer working with Wet’suwet’en Nation on legal challenges pushing back against Coastal Gas Link’s fracked gas pipeline. Until the Covid19 outbreak took over the global consciousness, Wet’suwet’en were gaining international attention as their peaceful resistance to CGL’s pipeline erupted in violence at the…

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S1 Episode 3 Lifting the Lie of Denial with Bruce McIvor

By Andrea Palframan / March 23, 2020 /

Our baby podcast is taking it’s third step! Please help us find our feet by rating, reviewing, and subscribing to “RAVEN (De)Briefs” on iTunes, or wherever you get your podcasts!     We are incredibly excited to share Episode 3 of RAVEN (De)Briefs with very special guest Bruce McIvor. For those of you familiar with…

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RAVEN (De)Briefs S1 Episode 2: Elders in the Making

By Andrea Palframan / March 9, 2020 /

With a bow to Cowboy Smithx, we present Episode 2 of our new RAVEN De(briefs) podcast: “Elders in the Making”.   Don’t miss an episode: Sign up here to get the podcast notices in your inbox.    The teaching and learning going on across the country is extraordinary. Settlers and indigenous people are gathering in…

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Watch Episode 4, “Wellhead to Tidewater” with Isabella Zizi

By Maia Wikler / March 6, 2020 /

Isabella grew up in Richmond, CA living roughly two miles away from the Richmond Chevron Refinery. Just one month after her high school graduation, on August 6, 2012, the refinery had a massive explosion that sent 15,000 residents to the hospital. This is when she knew work had to be done. Since then, her community-based organizing has taken…

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