The Fine Line Between Traditional Healing and Western Medicine w/ Esstin McLeod

This episode features Esstin McLeod. Esstin (Niganobe), an Anishinaabe Kwe from the Mississaugi First Nations in Mid-Northern Ontario, is a Healer and Medicine Practitioner. She offers spiritual consultations and remedies to Native healthcare centers in Northern Ontario. In her role as a Medicine Practitioner, Esstin provides plant-based remedies and instructional guidance. As a Healer, she…

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Incorporating Traditional Healing into Practice w/ Dr. Karen Hill

This episode features Dr. Karen Hill. Karenna’onwe (Gaw-law-naw-oo-way) – Dr. Karen Hill is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is the mother of two sons and step-mother to five daughters. She currently has 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons. She completed medical school in 2003 and Family Medicine Residency in 2005…

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Decolonizing Education: Impact on Indigenous Communities w/ Renee Linklater

This episode features Renee Linklater. A PhD who hails from the Rainy River First Nations in Northwestern Ontario. She earned her doctoral degree from the Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. With two decades of experience, Renee has extensively collaborated with…

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Ancestral Echoes: A Journey to Reconciliation and Healing w/ Isaac Murdoch

Today’s episode features Isaac Murdoch, also known by his Ojibwe name Manzinapkinegego’anaabe / Bombgiizhik, who hails from the Fish Clan and belongs to the Serpent River First Nation. Raised in the traditional lifestyle of hunting, fishing, and trapping, he dedicated many years to learning from Elders in the northern regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.…

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Nurturing Ojibwe Wisdom through Language Revitalization

This episode features Dr. Wendy Makoons Geniusz, who hails from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has ancestral roots in the Cree community of Manitoba. Currently serving as a professor at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Dr. Geniusz has been actively involved in projects aimed at revitalizing Ojibwe language and culture in Indigenous communities across the Great Lakes…

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Mental Wellness and Renewed Frameworks w/ Dr. Carol Hopkins

This episode features Dr. Carol Hopkins from the Lenape Nation at Moraviantown, Ontario.  Dr. Hopkins is the CEO of the Thunderbird Partnership Foundation.  She is host of the podcast, Mino Bimaadiziwin. Carol was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada in 2018.  In 2019, she was recognized with an honorary Doctor of Laws from Western University. Carol has spent more than 20 years in…

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Finding The Balance Of Your Being w/ Perry McLeod-Shabogesic

This episode features Perry McLeod-Shabogesic of the “Crane Clan” is an Ojibway Anishinabe from N’biising (Nipissing) First Nation (NFN). He has been a artist, cartoonist, writer, traditional helper, medicine harvester and cultural resource person in and around his community for many years.  Perry’s spirit name is “Aandzooked”, which means “Teller of sacred stories” in Ojibway.…

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Learning Our Teachings For Our Own Survival w/ Dr. Ed Connors

This episode features Dr. Ed Connors, an Indigenous Psychologist of Mohawk ancestry from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. He has worked with First Nations communities across Canada since 1982, in both urban and rural centres.  His work over this time includes being Clinical Director for an infant mental health centre in the City of Regina, and Director for…

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Onaubinisay, Walks Above the Ground pt2 w/Jim Dumont

This episode is the second part, featuring Jim Dumont, also known as Onaubinisay, meaning Walks Above the Ground. Jim Dumont is an internationally renowned Elder, speaker and traditional knowledge keeper. He is known as the Gichi-aya’aag, the Elder of the Elders and the Eastern Doorway of The Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge. In 2011, Jim was…

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Onaubinisay, Walks Above the Ground pt1 w/Jim Dumont

This episode features Jim Dumont, also known as Onaubinisay, meaning Walks Above the Ground. Jim Dumont is an internationally renowned Elder, speaker and traditional knowledge keeper. He is known as the Gichi-aya’aag, the Elder of the Elders and the Eastern Doorway of The Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge. In 2011, Jim was awarded a Doctor of…

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