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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!
35 Episodes
Teoni is a local Vancouver Island Indigenous children’s author. Her book “Little Wolf” follows the story of a young Indigenous woman who moves to city and navigates urban life. After the interview, host Tchadas Leo reports on different Indigenous news stories surrounding the 215 unmarked graves found at a former Indian residential school in Kamloops.
Tchadas Leo talks to an award winning author David A. Robertson. David is an Indigenous graphic novelist and writer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Of Swampy Cree heritage, Robertson has published over 25 books across a variety of genres.
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. Wally is a residential school survivor and talks to Tchadas about the recent news out of Kamloops.
Nicole is an urban Inuk who is passionate about culture and design. She has lived in Winnipeg for the majority of her life and received her Bachelor Degree in Environmental Design at the University of Manitoba in 2019. She is currently completing her Masters in the Department of Architecture and is graduating in the Spring of 2021. Join ONL’s host Tchadas Leo as he dives into Inuk culture and more with Nicole along with this week's indigenous news.
Tchadas is joined by Shaylene Harry, a nurse from the Homalco First Nation who is passionate about insuring equality health care service for her community and all Indigenous people.
Tchadas talks to a talented mother of 8 about her motivational speaking business, her new novel “The Tale of Tiger Lily” and juggling a busy and new life due to Covid-19. After, Tchadas goes through some interesting and entertaining Indigenous news articles.
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.
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