Laren Bill, the Independent Chairperson at Implementation Monitoring Committee (tleimc.ca) discusses how he got into the field of treaty land entitlement and how important it is for reconciliation. He also discusses his role as the holder of the sacred bundle at the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
Hip-Hop and Reconciliation
Rapper Crook The Kid, also known as Dylan Jones talks with Merrell-Ann and Michael about his music, music in general, and how it connects to reconciliation. He talks about growing up, writing down lyrics as a teenager, and how he knew this is the career he wanted. and shares lyrics relevant to reconciliation.
Indigenous Law, Consent, and Reconciliation
Bruce McIvor, the Principal of First People’s Law sits down with Merrell-Ann and Michael to discuss different aspects of Indigenous law. They discuss questions like ‘what are the differences between a chief and a hereditary chief?’ and ‘What is Indigenous Law and how is it different from Aboriginal law?’
Sports and Reconciliation
In this episode, Patti-Kay Hamilton talks about how sports can affect reconciliation in Canada’s beautiful north. She shares personal experiences of competing and coaching in the Arctic Winter Games and her time working with CBC North.
Indigenous Economics and Reconciliation
How have economics affection Indigenous Canadians? How do you bring First Nation governments into the regional economy? These are just a few of the questions that Merrell-Ann and Michael ask André Le Dressay, the Director at the Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics (tulo.ca).
The Role of Indigenous Taxation in Reconciliation
Michael and Merrell-Ann sit down with Chief Commissioner Manny Jules from the First Nations Tax Commission to discuss how taxes play a role in reconciliation. Manny explains why he embraces the word “tax” and talks about how the Chinook word “taksis” dates back hundreds of years.
Water and Reconciliation – CWRA Live Taping
This special live-taped episode of Porcupine Podcast features water experts Eric-Lorne Blais, Kerry-Ann Charles, and Natasha Overduin. These three take on difficult questions about Water and Reconciliation in front of a live audience at the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA) 2019 Conference.
Northern Reality and Reconciliation Part 2
Merrell-Ann and Michael continue their discussion about government to government reconciliation with former Premier of the Yukon and author of Hunting the Northern Character, Tony Penikett.
Northern Reality and Reconciliation Part 1
Today, author and former Premier of the Yukon Tony Penikett talks about reconciliation within and between governments.
He discusses his new book, Hunting the Northern Character, and touches on where Canada’s been, where it’s going, and how northern governments have approached these issues.
CLI Elders Discuss Reconciliation
Reconciliation isn’t just about learning about each other’s values because both cultures have values towards land, but it’s also about sharing the wealth of the land, the resources of the land. In this episode Merrell-Ann and Michael discuss reconciliation with three elders: Rodney Burns, Stan McKay, and Garry McLean. They attempt to define the concept of reconciliation and talk about their concerns, fears, and hopes for the future.