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Join the Métis Nation of Alberta’s Youth Programs and Services team as we come together from our social isolation to host “Keeping it Riel”. Tune in every Métis Monday as we interview prominent Métis community members, youth, knowledge keepers, academics, artists, and more!
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Join us on this episode of the Keeping it Riel Podcast with the MNA Youth Team as we are joined by Manager- Indigenous Health, French Health, and Diversity at Alberta Health Services, Shannon Dunfield!
Join us for this incredible episode of the Keeping it Riel Podcast with the MNA Youth Team as we are joined by MP for Edmonton Griesbach, Blake Desjarlais!
Let's kick off season 3 of the Keeping it Riel Podcast with Indigenous Tour Guide Joe Urie! Follow Joe on social media @jasepertourcompany We'll see you out at arenas across Edmonton this weekend for the 2022 Native Provincials! Check out the schedule on our website
As COVID - 19 vaccines open up to individuals aged 12 and over, we wanted to chat with some knowledge holders on the topic! Join our conversation with the Director of Health for the Métis Nation of Alberta, Reagan Bartel, Métis Registered Nurse, Keith King, and the Chief Medical Officer for Alberta, Dr. Deena Hinshaw. These guests help us gain a better understanding of the vaccine, how it benefits our Métis community, and up and coming Métis led vaccine clinics!
Our chat with Métis yoga instructor Danielle Murray focus on a conversation surrounding mental wellness. Danielle shares her mental health journey, tips to help motivate yourself to move your body, and provides advice to those looking to start their journey. Danielle Social
This Métis Monday we chat with Hideaway Adventure Ground's owner and operator, John Ritchie. John chats with us about his experience growing up in urban centers and ways in which he stayed connected to the land, he shares his journey to owning his own tourism company today, and inspires us with his words of wisdom and encouragement!Hideaway Adventure Grounds -
Join our chat this Métis Monday with Matt LeMay. He is a a bestselling, multiple award-winning Métis filmmaker, who owns and operates LeMay Media. Matt chats with us about his path to becoming a well established videographer, his experience with telling Indigenous stories through film, and his advice to Métis youth.Check out his work here -
This week we chat with Métis podcaster and academic, Molly Swain! Molly is the co-host of Métis in Space, a podcast that discusses science fiction films. Swain is an academic who has implored a deep study on Métis leader, James Brady, and is currently working on her Ph.D within the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. We chat all things podcast, dive into Brady's life, and Molly shares advice for our youth!Métis in Space - and a Half Me...
Welcome back to season 2 of Keeping it Riel! To kick off the new season we have an interview with retired NHL star, Sheldon Souray. Sheldon was raised in Fishing Lake Alberta Métis Settlement and played 13 seasons in the NHL. Listen in to hear Sheldon talk about his childhood, his journey towards his dream of playing in the NHL, and his advice to Métis athletes!
A special podcast episode in honor of Louis Riel Day and Métis Week 2020. Matt Hiltermann is an impressive sash-maker and knowledgeable history buff! Tune in hear Matt recall the life of Louis Riel. Matt debunks myths, highlights key moments of Riel's life, and brings attention to the importance of honoring him as a Métis leader and hero.
Two inspiring Métis lawyers join us this week. Tune in to get to know them on a more personal level, learning about their experience being Métis and working within the Canadian Judicial System. Jason and Jean also provide knowledge and insight into historical and contemporary battles for Métis rights and recognition. Lastly, they leave us off on an inspirational note - encouraging Métis youth to make a difference in the future of our nation!Pape Salter Teillet LLP:
David is a man of many talents! He loves everything visual arts, including painting, drawing, making videos, and performance art pieces. David is also a critical arts writer, editor, and curator. Additionally, he teaches at the University of Regina and runs a youth program!Join our conversation to learn about David's current projects – including his large scale 400 piece project being put on Edmonton's Tawatinâ LRT bridge! We chat about how his culture influences his work, the importance of a...
Join us this week as we hear from Region 1 Elder, Dianne Ludwig. Dianne recalls stories of how she lived on the trapline before she was required to go to school, the importance and passion she feels regarding Métis education for our youth, and shares some classic Kookum Tales! In this episode we also briefly discuss the importance of Orange Shirt Day. More resources: - (Webpage)-
Happy Métis Monday! This episode features Métis archaeologist, Kisha Supernaut. Join our conversation where we learn about the practice of archaeology, how Kisha uses Indigenous understandings of the world to inform her work, and the significance her work has on contemporary Métis issues.Kisha's Email -- kisha.supernant@ualberta.caKisha's Twitter -- @archaeomapper & @UofA_IPIA
This week we chat with a Métis Crossing employee, Krista Leddy. Krista is a Métis artisan, passionate advocate for Métis pride and the Experience Project Coordinator out at Métis Crossing. We chat about Krista’s experience growing up Métis, all things beading, and the big thinks coming out to Métis Crossing! Check out Krista’s beadwork on her Instagram, @ beadedchickadee !
Join our conversation this week with Métis healthcare worker, Keith King! Keith is a Registered Nurse, PhD student, and a teaching professor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing. We chat about his experience reconnecting with his Métis culture, his journey in health care, and the unique experience he finds being a Métis
This week’s #MétisMonday features Métis youth Sam and Mackenzie! They are two youth that we met through our summer culture camps. We talk to Sam and Mackenzie about their favourite camp memories, how our Métis youth programs have impacted them and their advice for other youth who want to get involved! This episode also features a conversation with the Director of Youth Programs and Services, Madison Tipler! Tune in to hear Madison talk about her goals for the future of our departme...
Tune in this week to join our conversation with Métis educator and artist, Megan Tipler! Megan speaks about her experience teaching in a Métis community, the importance of representation in education, the need to decolonize our classrooms, and how she connects with people through her art on social media.Megan's Instagram: @TiplerTeaches
This week's episode features two inspiring Métis veterinarians! Dayle and Savannah chat about their experience in veterinarian school, their suggestions to better address the needs of Indigneous peoples in their practice, and encourage our youth to work hard and chase their dreams!Canadian Animal Task Force:
Listen in as we chat with an Indigenous Rights Lawyer, Zachary Davis. Zach is the Métis Nation of Alberta's legal counsel who was involved with our fight for self-government. We discuss how the MNA's Self Government Agreement is informed by historical practices of governance, the nature of the agreement, and what it means for the future of Métis peoples in Alberta.More information on self government: