3 Podcasts For Indigenous Learning and Listening

I’ve recently gotten really into podcasts, but I wish I could spend more time listening to them. I’m so curious about when people have time to listen to podcasts – between work, reading, Patreon subscriptions, and walking my cat (lolz), when can I listen to podcasts? The only time I listen is during my runs and sometimes when I film looks for the channel. So tell me, when do you get your podcast listening in since all our commutes have been cut short? 

ANYWAY. Complaining aside, there are a few podcasts that I recently discovered and enjoy, and some which have been highly recommended that I’d like to share. All of these are centered around Indigenous storytelling and are hosted by women. In an effort to learn more about North America’s first nations, it is becoming glaringly obvious that Indigenous populations are incredible planetary stewards, and need to be part of the sustainability conversation. Two podcasts which I’ve listened to and enjoyed are:

The Secret Life of Canada

This is an energetic and enlightening podcast hosted by Falen Johnson and Leah Simone, and it is an eye opener for anyone who got a whitewashed version of Canada’s history. Ie; all of us. It is an excellent reminder that Canada is not squeaky clean, and not immune to systemic racism and oppression.

Warrior Life

This enlightening podcast is hosted by Dr. Pam Palmater (Mi’kmaw) who is, literally, a warrior. Her list of educational accolades is long, but her focus is Indigenous and constitutional law. Her guests are equally impressive and when I can, this has been a great resource for the details of issues like the recent Mi’kmaq lobster and fishing crisis.I also watch her Youtube channel when I can, as she brings a highly researched, analytical, and passionate approach to current issues around justice.

All My Relations

This podcast is hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee). The premise is an exploration of relationships: to land, relatives and each other. From reading the description, it seems to have a modern feel and contemporary point of view. I’m looking forward to listening on my next run.

I have so much to learn about and from Canada’s Indigenous womxn. I’m looking forward to digging into these more as my runs becoming longer with the springtime and hopefully better time management! As always, thank you for reading!

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