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Our Native Land

Our Native Land

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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!
121 Episodes
Rachelle Dallaire returns to the show after being our 4th original guest back in November 2020, with an update on the Indigenous Perspectives Society.
Patrick Stewart is an architect with many firsts. He was the first Indigenous president of an architectural association in Canada, the first Indigenous president of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, and the first Indigenous person in BC to own and operate an architectural firm.
On this week's episode of Our Native Land we talked about the Mayor's first six months in office and her thoughts on how the previous city council handled matters around reconciliation
On this episode of Our Native Land we sit down with Sonia Furstenau, Leader of the BC Green Party, to discuss Indigenous policies and she gives a report card on the NDP.
On this episode of Our Native Land we sit down with David Garneau, the Winner of the 2023 Governor General's Award in Visual Media and Arts
From humble activist beginnings, Leo Baskatawang walked across Canada with the Indian Act tied to his ankle in 2012, and is now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Manitoba.
On this episode of Our Native land we chat with Stevie Dennis, one of the two founders of NAAS Foods, to discuss their vision and how it came to light.
On this episode of Our Native Land we sit with the Hope & Health For Life Society and discuss their vision and how it came to light. Hope and Health is a movement that brings communities and people together with our nation's most vulnerable children and youth at the center.
This week on ONL we discuss film production with Harold and Leslie who have worked together on Orca Coves Dust N' Bones, Tzouhalem, and most recently Cedar is Life.
On this episode of ONL we discuss politics, Indigenous affairs, and the new renaming of the BC Liberals with party leader Kevin Falcon.
Sakej returns to Our Native Land to talk about survival tips. This is great for anyone who wants to learn the basics of what it takes to survive out in the woods with minimal supplies.
Brought to you from the BCIT campus, we discuss tech jobs, economic growth, and how to make learning and connectivity available to everyone. Guests: Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation Brenda Bailey & Minister of Post Secondary Education & Future Skills Selina Robinson.
Aaron Pete is a Chawathil Council member, law graduate, and the host of the Bigger Than Me podcast!
John Desjarlais is the Board Chair of the Indigenous Resource Network the new sponsor to Our Native Land Podcast. Among many accolades, John just received the Queens Platinum Jubilee Medal for Public Service and Reconciliation.
Dr. Kourosh Sabri is a pediatric ophthalmologist and the founder of Indigenous Children Eye Examination (ICEE), a project that has helped provide eye care for over 6000 indigenous children.
Join Tchadas and Indigenous Queer Comedian Sasha Mark who is set to perform at this year's Just For Laughs festival in Vancouver. Warning, this one is filled with jokes and laughter!
You may know what wrestling is… but have you heard of Micro Wrestling? Eric Ear is an Indigenous Little person wrestler touring the states with his crew under the wrestler name: CHIEF LITTLEFOOT. Eric talks about his very recent journey into wrestling and the impact it’s had on his life.
The Executive Director of the newly conformed Indigenous Prosperity Centre comes on the show this week. The IPC is committed to the self-directed economic vision of First Nations and Indigenous Peoples on Southern Vancouver Island and throughout British Columbia.
Cedar Étoile comes from the Ditidaht, Ahousaht and Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w Nations. She is a storyteller, steward and language learner based within her nuučaan̓uł roots. Cedar comes on the show to talk about her passion about language revitalization through a TikTok Accelerator program funded by the National Screen Institute program.
It has been 100 episodes and 2 years of ONL. Thank you to every single listener and viewer who has supported the show. In this episode, Tchadas continues part 2 with previous guest David Plamondon, owner of Pe Metawe games in Edmonton Alberta. Two additional game-developer guests include, Liam Burns and Roberta Taylor.
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Sammy Kent

This podcast is super relevant for learning all about issues facing Indigenous people in North America. It is super engaging and thoughtfully produced.

Oct 14th
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