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Medicine for the resistance is a podcast hosted by an Anishnaabe kwe and an Afro mystic looking at life through #Black and #Indigenous eyes.

Medicine for the resistance is a podcast hosted by an Anishnaabe kwe and an Afro mystic looking at life through #Black and #Indigenous eyes.
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Canada

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Medicine for the resistance is a podcast hosted by an Anishnaabe kwe and an Afro mystic looking at life through #Black and #Indigenous eyes.

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English

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9059887547


Episodes

How to be Indian: Sabrina raises children in Fort Erie

1/14/2019
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Medicine For the Resistance kicks off a new series of conversations asking the question, how do you be a Black or Indigenous person in this world? Our first conversation is with Sabrina Shawana, a mother of three (two Anishanaabe, one Mohawk) children, navigating them through a colonial world with their identity strong and intact. We meander quite a bit, but it wouldn't be M4R if we stayed on topic ...

Duration:00:44:30

Daniel and Badgers and Racoons oh my

1/6/2019
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Cherokee Hobbit and academic Daniel Heath Justice returns to talk about his book Badger, now available in the Reaktion Book series Animals, and his upcoming book Raccoon. The discussion meanders through the cultural history of raccoons, our shared history, and the etymology of the word "coon" with it's connection with minstrel traditions, klansmen, and Pocahontas. Listen to this discussion about our fascinating relative and what we can learn from them.

Duration:00:53:39

All things Jamaican with Sharine Taylor

12/20/2018
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Sharine Taylor, editor of Bashy, joins us to talk about all things Jamaican. We talk dance hall music, language, and the unbearable whiteness of Canadian media.

Duration:00:47:18

Ethnobotany with Dr. Jonathan Ferrier

12/10/2018
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Dr. Jonathan Ferrier, an Anishnaabe ethnobotanist joins us to talk about post-genocide ethnobotany, what plants and the Indigenous Knowledge about them can teach us about how to survive. Dr. Ferrier has done research among the Mijikenda people in Kenya, the K'iche' Maya in Belize, and the Lukomir highlanders in Bosnia. His Anishnaabe roots inform his academic view and the importance of relationship when developing knowledge.

Duration:00:51:27

Medicine for the Resistance gets bad and bitchy

12/3/2018
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We talk with Erica from the Bad and Bitchy podcast about all the things. From Doug Ford and Patrick Brown to Desmond Cole being carded in Vancouver, to the audacity of equality. There are things that Kerry forgot because she never believed them in the first place, PSA's on ID, privacy, and not buying your weed online, the emptiness of land acknowledgements, and the extreme caution necessary to cross the border into the US now. You can find more Erica at: @wickedchiq on twitter and Instagram...

Duration:01:01:01

Live from Shorthills

11/26/2018
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Medicine for the Resistance recorded live at Shorthills Provincial Park during the annual Indigenous hunt. This hunt is protested every year by vegans and landowners in the area, but a surprising alliance between animal rights activists and Indigenous peoples has arisen as a counter protest. We talk about the origins of the hunt and the importance of living in relationship with your environment.

Duration:01:52:27

TWIWF: Making métis in eastern Canada with Darryl Leroux

11/19/2018
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Dr. Darryl Leroux of St. Mary's University joins us to talk about his research of a movement in eastern Canada that is self-indigenizing in order to gain access to social and political spaces, often based on a single ancestor from the 1600's. Additional information on his research is in the links below: https://maisonneuve.org/article/2018/11/1/self-made-metis/ https://smu.ca/academics/departments/sjcs-faculty-staff-darryl-leroux.html For more information you can also see the research of...

Duration:01:00:31

TWIWF: Not All Skinfolk are Kinfolk

11/12/2018
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This week in white fuckery: Not all skinfolk are kinfolk. Medicine for the Resistance reaches back into the vault to talk about Kanye West and some nonsense he said about slavery being a choice. We also lament Patty's inability to read the important, but densely academic book Red Skin White Masks. Here's the accessible summary we promised you: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/mainlander/2014/08/book-review-red-skin-white-masks-rejecting-colonial-politics-recog

Duration:00:29:41

Dr. OmiSoore Dryden on how ideas impact policy. Gender and Sexuality series.

11/5/2018
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We conclude our series by looking at how the way the settler state has constructed gender and sexuality impacts current policy and activism. From Canadian Blood Services to Pride, our ideas about race and gender has consequences.

Duration:00:42:21

Reconstructing sexuality with Dr. Kim Tallbear. Gender and Sexuality series.

10/29/2018
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Dr. Kim Tallbear joins M4R and challenges us to consider what it means to live out the words of Aileen Morton Robinson: Be less possessive, and do something every single day to undermine the colonizer. Join us for a conversation about thinking beyond identity to what it means to live in good relation with all our relatives. The language of identity is necessary to address inequity but shifting the lens to consider what it means to live in good relationship allows us to move beyond these...

Duration:00:48:55

A spirited discussion with Tate Walker. Gender and Sexuality series.

10/22/2018
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Award-Winning Multimedia Storyteller, Social Justice & Indigenous Rights Activist, and Community Builder Taté Walker joins our beautiful chaos to talk about Appropriation & colonization & being humble ➡️ @IndigenousCon ➡️ Futurisms ➡️ Survivance vs Thrivance ➡️ Wounded Knee ➡️ Making it through Winter & living in our Spring. I told you I would lift this from your tweet!

Duration:00:52:33

Two Friends: Queer Refugees from Barbados. Gender and Sexuality series.

10/15/2018
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Jaleesa and Tiffany came to Canada as refugees because of the challenges and dangers of living as LGBTQ people in their native Barbados.

Duration:00:41:03

Veldon Coburn - decolonizing gender and sexuality. Gender and Sexuality series.

10/8/2018
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Anishinaabe from Pikwàkanagàn & family from Kinngait. Teaches Indigenous studies as well as a course in decolonizing gender and sexuality. Buckle up! Not like that. Well ok. If that's your thing. #nojudgementhere

Duration:00:39:43

This week in White Fuckery: Cosby, Kavanaugh, and Saganash.

10/1/2018
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Patty and Kerry talk about the Bill Cosby conviction in contrast to the Kavanaugh hearings and find joy in Cree member of parliament Romeo Saganash's unparliamentary behaviour. Shoutout to meme lord Arnell Tailfeathers.

Duration:01:05:28

Tala Tootoosis - freedom fighter

9/25/2018
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Tala Tootoosis - freedom fighter by Medicine for the Resistance

Duration:00:33:51

Medicine for the Resistance - Symbols with Naku Sikawayne

9/18/2018
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Naku Sikawayne talks with Medicine for the Resistance about Adinkra symbols and how important symbols are in communicating. We live surrounded by symbols, from the stop signs on the roads to graffiti tags.

Duration:00:21:19

The end of colonization. Lee Francis, Indiginerd and futurist. Futurism and Imagining.

9/11/2018
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What would be end of colonization look like? Conversation with self described indiginerd and founder of Indigenous comic-con about comics, futurism, and the unbridled utopic vision that only those who have already experienced an apocalypse can have.

Duration:00:54:05

Zainab Interview

9/5/2018
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Indigenous people often talk about their responsibilities, which can feel burdensome and hard. Zainab provides a lovely and necessary reframe: our ability to respond in this moment. What am I able to do. And we talk about what Black and Indigenous people have to offer this apocalyptic world we find ourselves in.

Duration:00:31:03

Transformation, Tradition, and the way forward with Daniel Heath Justice. Futurism and Imagining.

9/5/2018
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Story is a tool for erasing and controlling people, but it is also a way to reclaim and stake out identity. From the transformational power of tricksters, through the keepers of Indigenous knowledge, to the re-creative hope of futurism Indigenous Story matters. Some of the Indigenous futurists mentioned by Daniel (and others who deserve mention) are Chelsea Vowell, Elizabeth LaPensée, Karyn Recollet, Lou Cornum, Grace Dillon, Skawenatti, Lindsay Nixon, Rebecca Roanhorse. Get your pen out to...

Duration:00:54:32

Womanism. Faith. Kwame Pitts

9/5/2018
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Conversation with Kwame Pitts about walking that dual path with ancestors and christianity. https://www.mysticsoulproject.com/

Duration:00:34:00