"Reconciliation is dead." That was the message coming out of many recent actions and mobilizations in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en land defenders. For some Indigenous peoples and communities, reconciliation had never existed in the first place. If reconciliation is not the answer, what about resurgence? Resurgence of Indigenous culture, knowledge and power. In this episode we explore some of diverse ways in which Indigenous peoples are organizing, resisting, making change and building community. Featuring the voices of Brooke Morrow, Sophia Sidarous, Melissa Mollen Dupuis and Bob Lovelace.
Featuring music by:
Jah'kota – Woke
**A small note on terminology. There is a rich and complex discussion about terminology – Indigenous, First Nation (Metis and Inuit), Aboriginal. Our starting point was Indigenous, but we have adapted to terminology used by those we were interviewing; thus, you may hear different terminology used at different points in this episode.
***Since the release of this podcast episode, Bob Lovelace’s claims of Indigenous identity have come under question, with many Indigenous scholars and activists asserting that Ardoch First Nation is not a recognized First Nations community, and that Bob’s own claims of American Cherokee heritage are unfounded.
The First Peoples Group recently released a report, commissioned by Queen’s University, examining the claims of Indigenous identity of several individuals connected with Queen's, including Bob Lovelace.
You can find more information about these allegations here, also read a copy of the First Peoples Group report here.