CBC: Daybreak North Interview

On February 15th, 2019, I was interviewed for CBC’s Daybreak North by Carolina de Ryk about my legal research as a junior scholar, involvement with the Yellowhead Institute as a Research Fellow, the importance of the Yellowhead Institute, and our event in Prince Rupert during the 60th All Native Basketball Tournament, which was held that same day.

If you haven’t yet heard of the Yellowhead Institute, it’s an Indigenous-led think tank based out of Ryerson University. They publish policy briefs and reports on Indigenous issues from across Canada. When the Yellowhead Institute launched in September, I became part of their inaugural group of Research Fellows. I will be publishing with them in the near future.

Listen to my interview here to learn more about it! I was interviewed at 1:49 minutes into the taping.

CBC Ideas: Freedom from Oppression

On July 28th, 2018, I participated in a live taping of a panel discussion with host Paul Kennedy of CBC Ideas on the topic of Freedom from Oppression at Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario. The panel consisted of myself and two highly esteemed individuals, Bhutila Karpoche, Ontario NDP MPP, and Eloge Butera, a lawyer and former Rwandan refugee. It was a real pleasure to be able to participate in this highly evocative panel and learn more about Bhutila and Eloge’s experiences as well.

I’ve decided to share it on my blog.

Oppression takes many forms. It can be political as well as cultural, there's the weight of inherited oppression, and there's the question of how oppression shapes who we are, both individually and collectively.