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Book Women Podcast Series

Three Metis aunties just trying to figure out the world of publishing, and chatting about books.

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Music Credit for All Episodes: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”

Episode 13- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast- Métis Aunties Reflect


In our last episode for this season, we dive into our reflections of the project. Specifically, we discuss thoughts going forward, improvements, what we actually learned. We also discuss the importance of paying for work and acknowledge the information given to us from our amazing guests.


Episode 12- masinahikan iskwêwak Storytelling and Cultural Protocol with Joshua Littlechild


Joshua Littlechild is a member of the Ermineskin Cree Nation at Maskwacis. His heritage is of Cree and Sioux ancestry. In this episode discuss Storytelling practices from different cultures and the Cultural Protocol that surrounds knowledge keeping and transferring.


Episode 11- masinahikan iskwêwak –Academic Publishing and Editing with Chris Andersen


This episode we sit down with Dr. Chris Andersen, the current Dean of the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta. We chat about publishing books and articles as an academic; what a career in the academy means for many first generation Indigenous scholars, and creative non-fiction publishing.


Episode 10- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast-Burlesque Storytelling with Brittany Johnson


Our conversation this week is with Brittany Johnson, a Métis Ph.d student from the University of Alberta’s department of English and Film Studies. She also performs burlesque under the stage name of Fanny LuPhine; and we talk about the ways that burlesque can be one way that stories are told. We also discuss endometriosis, poetry, creative writing, horror movies and country music.


Episode 9- masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast- Poetry with Marilyn Dumont


This episode we got the chance to speak with Marilyn Dumont, a Cree/Métis poet from North Eastern Alberta. She has written many works, notably: A Really Good Brown Girl, The Pemmican Eaters, and That Tongued Belonging. Marilyn also teaches creative writing in Native Studies and English at the University of Alberta. We discuss the writing process, what it’s like to have memories captured in writings, and a lot more!


Episode 8: masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast- Norma Dunning


Here is our conversation with award-winning author Norma Dunning about her book Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

Please note that this was our first time using Skype for recording, so we hope that the quality of the conversation can help to make up for the quality of the audio.


Episode 7: masinahikan iskwêwak – Book Women Podcast with Métis in SPACE SPAce space


An Interview with Chelsea Vowel and Molly Swain, hosts of Métis in Space to chat about storytelling in the podcasting medium.


Episode 6: Predatory Publishing and Cultural Appropriation


What is predatory publishing and what does it have to do with cultural appropriation? It’s just us for this episode as we delve into this topic.


Episode 5: Gabrielle LaMontagne


An interview with Gabrielle LaMontagne about her newest project: a Michif picture book about Lac Ste. Anne!


Episode 4: Paul Gareau


An interview with Paul Gareau about his experiences writing and editing in academia.


Episode 3: Tammy Ball


An interview with Tammy Ball about the book she is currently writing which tells her story of growing up Métis in St. Ambroise, Manitoba.


Episode 2: Making Zines with Ambrose


An Interview with Ambrose Cardinal about his project Nanâtawihiwên, a zine dedicated to Indigenous healing centred around the Medicine Wheel. 


Episode 1: Introducing the Book Women


An introduction to Tanya Ball, Kayla Lar-son, and Sheila Laroque; who discuss their publication and writing experience and what this podcast will be about.


Music Credit for All Episodes: Broke for Free – “Something Elated”

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