Story-telling / Story-listening podcast explores multiple Indigenous and cultural epistemologies (worldviews, sciences, pedagogies, cosmology). It documents a practice of recording oral stories/teachings as a method of preparation for climate change (changes to land, water, living beings and inter-relationships). The host, Jessica Hum, aims to build relationships of mutual respect and reciprocity, producing a series of podcasts which serve as a boundary object. As a self-identified Indigenous-Chinese-Canadian person, this research represents a step in the direction of her own personal decolonization.
1.4 Reflections with Melanie Zurba and Sherry Pictou
1:05:54Dr. Melanie Zurba is an Assistant Professor with Dalhousie University where she holds a joint appointment with the School for Resource and Environmental Studies and the College of Sustainability. Melanie is originally from Treaty 1 territory; she has worked collaboratively with Indigenous and marginalized communities in Canada and abroad on issues of land use, food sovereignty, wellbeing and health promotion, and co-management of species and protected areas. Melanie also serves as Chair of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Theme for Governance, Equity and Rights (TGER) and is Co-Convener of the IUCN Intergenerational Partnership for Sustainability (IPS). Dr. Sherry Pictou is a Mi’kmaw woman from L’sɨtkuk (water cuts through high rocks). She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Women’s Studies Department at Mount Saint Vincent University with a focus on Indigenous Feminism, and transitioning to Dalhousie University as an Assistant Professor in the Faculties of Law and Management. Sherry is former Co-Chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples and also a former Chief for her community, Bear River First Nation.
1.3 Resilience with Albert Marshall
48:30Conversation with Elder Dr. Albert Marshall about Mi'kmaq resilience and responsibilities to all my relations.Dr. Elder Albert Marshall is from Unama’ki, also known as Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Elder Albert is the highly regarded spokesperson for the Mi’kmaw Elders of Unama’ki on environmental issues. He brought forward the concept of etuaptmumk [eh-tuap-ta-mumk] or two-eyed seeing as a guiding principle for the Integrative Science Program at Cape Breton University, where he received an Honorary Doctorate in 2009. In our conversation, Albert speaks about two-eyed seeing, along with Mi’kmaw principles of Netukulimk (or, sustainability) and M’sit No’kmaq (all my relations).
1.2 Adaptation with Janet Rabesca
49:36Conversation with Janet Rabesca about adapting to climate change. Janet Rabesca is a Tłı̨chǫ citizen, role model to youth, and she values helping others. She has an immense knowledge of travelling safely on her traditional lands and a family history of experience on Tłı̨chǫ lands & waters, especially the Marion River watershed north of Great Slave Lake, in the Northwest Territories.
1.1 Decolonizing Research with John B. Zoe
56:29A conversation with Dr. John B. Zoe about Decolonizing Research with the Tłı̨chǫ Nation.Dr. John B. Zoe was the Chief Land Claims Negotiator for the former Treaty 11 Council of the NWT from 1994 until its conclusion with the establishment of the Tłı̨chǫ Government in 2005. John is now a senior advisor to the Tłı̨chǫ Government. He has an Honourary Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta in recognition of his work in the development of the new government, as well as his contributions to projects that are built upon a foundation of Tłı̨chǫ language, culture and way of life.
1.0 Introducing Story-telling / Story-listening
3:55STORY-TELLING / STORY-LISTENINGAn experimental project to look at decolonizing research through podcast as storytelling. Your host, Jessica Hum, introduces herself and her motivations for creating this podcast. Your invitation to have a cup of tea, to sit and practice story-listening.