'Postable' YouTube Video

In July of 2019, I was asked to be interviewed on the issue of reconciliation and election issues for a new PostMedia YouTube channel called ‘Postable’. I didn’t think I would be able to be interviewed, as I was not in Toronto where the interviewer was located. However, I was accommodated by being interviewed by Google Chat and FaceTime. It was somewhat difficult to be interviewed, as I had frequent connection issues. The finished video turned out well and offers a range of Indigenous people’s experiences and political issues.

The YouTube video is called “The Lost Children: A Canadian Cover-Up”. Manuela Vega interviewed myself along with Lee Maracle, Tara Williamson, Eddy Robinson, Tavia Christina, and Michael Ethrington were interviewed as well. A small but eloquent, strong, and smart sample of some of Indigenous folks and their experiences.

Watch the video here:

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.