kanata pod is A podcast & LIVE speaker series CENTRing INDIGENOUS VOICES committed to REIMAGINING and reshaping CANADA to bring us forward into the next 150 years in this country.
We are excited to announce that we are bringing a NEW podcast series to the network on July 1st, 2017. Kanata Pod is a live podcast series featuring Indigenous thinkers from all walks of life, committed to a pathway forward in Canada.
We are recording our first season starting Sunday June 25th – Saturday July 1st, 2017 as part of the Kanata Festival on Turtle Island in beautiful Coast Salish territory in downtown Vancouver. Our recording times are 11:00AM & 5PM daily and each recording will feature multiple guests presenting their thoughts & ideas on transforming Canada through an Indigenous lens. Every episode of the first season will drop on July 1st, 2017 for your binge listening pleasure!
Our live speaker series will continue through the duration of the festival and will return in the Fall of 2017.
Our full guest & speaker lineup will be announced on Monday June 12th, 2017 and will be available here and on the festival website.
Kanata Pod will be available on iTunes, Stitcher & Radio Public and you’ll be able to listen to the series wherever you get your podcasts.
INTRODUCING OUR SEASON 1 HOST: LISA GIRBAV
Lisa Girbav comes from the Tsimshian territory on her mother’s side, and grew up in the coastal community of Prince Rupert. She works in radio broadcasting and communications, focusing on Indigenous media, while she is currently enrolled at UBC. While studying, she acknowledges that she is an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Skwxwu7mesh, and Tsleil-Waututh people. When she is not studying, she is usually practicing her language of Sm’algyax, working on cedar weaving projects or exploring the northwest.
KANATA POD – LIVE SPEAKER SERIES (FALL 2017) SEEKING PARTNERS & SPONSORS
You’re deeply committed to a pathway forward in this country and want to do something groundbreaking to make space for ideas to be shared & grow – our speakers series is just the project you’re looking for.
This Fall, Kanata Pod launches our live speaker series that features Indigenous speakers (and our allies) from all walks of life, presenting their vision for a pathway forward in Canada. We intend on making stops in diverse communities to present ideas, best practices and challenges to moving forward in Canada.
Starting TODAY, we are looking for potential partners, sponsors & comrades to help us bring our speakers series to life this Fall. We are bringing our monthly live show on the road and we need your help!
If you’re interested in supporting our speakers series, please get in touch with us so we can explore the possibility of our partnership together.
WE ARE PROUD TO BE PARTNERS WITH THE KANATA FESTIVAL ON TURTLE ISLAND FOR SEASON 1 OF KANATA POD
At the Makoons Media Group we are grounded in community & innovative in delivery, this is why we are so proud of our partnership with the Kanata Festival on Turtle Island for the first season of Kanata Pod.
The Kanata Festival is a 13 day festival running from June 19-July 1st. It is a cultural festival featuring food, music, art, workshops, and performances. It takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Coast Salish people, in Larwill Park, bounded by Cambie & Beatty streets and Georgia and Dunsmuir streets in downtown Vancouver, BC.
To learn more about the festival visit: kanatafestival.com
ABOUT THE KANATA FESTIVAL ON TURTLE ISLAND & THE VANCOUVER NATIVE HOUSE SOCIETY
The lead on the Kanata Festival is Vancouver Native Housing Society (VNHS), a non-profit housing provider governed by an all-Aboriginal Board of Directors that owns or operates 18 buildings on Vancouver’s Eastside. While traditionally VNHS focused on the housing needs of the urban Indigenous population, they now provide housing for seniors, youth, women at risk, persons living with mental illness, and the homeless and homeless-at-risk populations.
As the Canada 150 celebrations take place, an affordability crisis looms large in the minds of Canadians and in too many areas it is the number one concern for most citizens. The lack of affordable housing is a problem for Canadians in general and for Indigenous people in particular.
VNHS believes that it is appropriate for one of the most challenged and marginalized groups in our country to focus on housing during Canada’s Sesquicentennial. Using the iconic housing archetypes of the First Peoples of Canada as the stage for sharing the Indigenous experience the Kanata Festival will put housing in a new light.
Vancouver Native Housing Society’s first Canadian Heritage funded project, ‘Looking Forward Looking Back’ (LFLB) was the seed from which grew the ‘Community Building through the Transformative Power of Art’ model. Those few words, Looking Forward Looking Back, speak to a principle that is particularly relevant at this time in history. Where are we as a Nation, how did we get here and where are we going? These questions are of particular importance when looked at through an Indigenous lens.