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Our Native Land

Our Native Land

Author: CHEK Podcasts

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Join our host, Tchadas Leo as we explore all things Indigenous and First Nations! Our Native Land features fun interviews and compelling discussions about Indigenous and First Nations cuisine, culture, heritage, and more from Vancouver Island and around the world. Recorded at CHEK Studios in Victoria, BC, Tchadas is joined by guests of all backgrounds and professions for educational, emotional, and engaging conversations. If you are interested in being a guest on Our Native Land, please contact us!
29 Episodes
With over 20 years experience with Indigenous youth in the child welfare system in BC, April tells host Tchadas Leo all about the Indigenous Caregivers of BC and what they are doing to better improve the foster care system for Indigenous youth.
Join Tchadas Leo and Keanu Ianco as they talk about everything Jazz and Rock! Keanu is an Indigenous musician about to release his debut album this Fall 2021. After, Tchadas dives into some Indigenous news and announces the winner of the ONL Bluetooth headphone giveaway! Follow Keanu on Instagram: @keanuiencomusic
The time has come where host Tchadas Leo takes the time to learn more about the incredible story and history of his Great Grandmother, Esther Ross. Esther Ross was a pioneer and fighter for the rights of the Stillaguamish Tribe in the state of Washington. Tchadas’ Aunty Sandy tells us all about Esther in this emotional and educational interview.Facebook:
Join host of ONL Tchadas Leo with his two guests Anna and Emilee, Indigenews' Child welfare reporter and managing editor. Our guests talk about Indigenous news, and what they are doing to produce meaningful and respectful news articles.
Andrea Fox from Talks With a Fox podcast comes on to ONL to talk about her Blackfoot cultural background and why she decided to start an Indigenous podcast during a pandemic. Also… have you heard of berry soup before?Podcast:
This week on ONL, Tchadas brings on his first family member to the show! Kelsie Robinson is a young Indigenous go-getter currently working on a Business degree at Royal Roads University and has been a councilor for the Homalco First Nation since 2017. Bluetooth headphone contest! —>
This week ONL’s host Tchadas Leo takes a break from hosting guests to focus on a personal story from his past. After, Tchadas goes through some positive Indigenous news!
Have you ever heard of an Aboriginal cultural kit? In this episode, Tchadas introduces us to the team behind the Qualicum First Nation Culture Kit Program. After the interview, Tchadas goes through some of the details about ONL coming to TV and what you can do to win some ONL Headphones!
Wally Samuel is a member of the Ahousaht First Nation which is a part of the Nuu-chah-nulth community located off the west coast of Vancouver Island in B.C. on Flores Island. He was born and raised in Ahousaht and spent his childhood on a fishing boat as his father was a commercial fisherman. He has worked for over 30 years in community development and public service, having worked for several organizations in various management capacities. Drawing on his expertise in building and maintaining partnerships, he has worked with a number of public community boards and committees. Wally is a residential school survivor. Join host Tchadas Leo as he walks through Wally’s incredible life so far.
The Oliver Centre promotes children's experience of safe and caring environments where their emotional and physical health, positively self-identifies a sense of belonging. Join Tchadas Leo as he discusses the new Indigenous learning program at the centre with Tina and Sue.
Pe Metawe Games is an Indigenous-owned gaming space based in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton). Pe Matawe Games which means “Come & Play” is co-owned by David Plamondon who joins Tchadas to discuss his journey to opening the very first Indigenous-owned gaming space in Edmonton, AB
Join ONL's host Tchadas Leo as he travels up Island and explores the history and determination of the I-Hos gallery and what it takes to be in business and support local Indigenous artists for over 25 years.
Morgan's story begins when she was out shopping. She noticed Cherokee symbols that she had grown up with on merchandise that was not Native-made. It prompted her to think about the food and beverage industry where “Native designs and concepts are often appropriated, but not Native-owned,” and wondered out loud, “Why aren’t we branding us?” Tchadas talks to the co-owner of 7 Clans Brewing, Morgan Crisp.
Jodi was raised on Okanese First Nation, a reserve 81 km outside of Regina. Her love of baking stems from her Kokum (which means grandmother), who was a journeyman chef and cooked at the last residential school in Lebret, Sask. Jodi loves to bake for her two daughters, her husband, and his wrestling crew. Jodi can be seen on season 3 as one of the finalists on the Great Canadian Baking show now streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and CBC's Gem App.
Connie Crocker works with the Chemainus Valley Cultural Arts Society. Her role is to build long-lasting positive relationships with the surrounding First Nations including Cowichan, Halalt, Stz'uminus, Lyackson, and Penelakut. ONL host Tchadas Leo has a conversation with Connie about the announcement of Indigenous Peoples Day virtual Facebook Event 2021 and other CVCAS projects.
Our Native Land’s host Tchadas Leo talks to Bob Joseph, author, and winner of the 2019 Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award for his book, "21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act." Bob and Tchadas talk about the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussions on generations of Indigenous Peoples.
Tchadas talks to Alicia and Lexie from Regina, Saskatchewan about their Society and the subsequent podcast that allows Indigenous individuals to share their comeback stories in a judgement free zone. The society also highlights Indigenous excellence in hopes of showing young listeners that they can accomplish anything! After, you’ll be shocked to learn that Tchadas talks about 12 different indigenous food dishes you can cook at home!
Join our host, Tchadas Leo as he asks Lou-ann from the Royal BC Museum questions regarding the recent carving that was washed up ashore on southern Vancouver Island back in July of 2020.
Tchadas gets an on the spot language lesson as he interviews his knowledgeable guest Chuutsqa. Chuutsqa L. Rorick is a Hesquiaht (pronounced Hish-kwee-ut) First Nations woman and a founding member of the grassroots organization Hesquiaht Language Program. After, Tchadas gives out a Bannock Taco recipe and catches up with this week's Indigenous news.Links
Our Native Land hits the road! Tchadas visits The Museum at Campbell River to sit inside the beautiful First Nations exhibit inside the museum. Curator Beth Boyce takes us through the exhibit and explains how it all came together.
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