4 Seasons Recordings (2023-2024)

These recordings are made available to registrants of 4 Seasons of Indigenous Learning.

Recordings will be posted the day following the presentation, and made available until June 30, unless otherwise notified by email.

If you are not a registrant, you can register here to watch these, and be invited to attend remaining live presentations.

Ariana Roundpoint – March 7

Ariana is wolf clan of the Kanien’kehakah  (ganeyoh-gehharga) people, born and raised in Akwesasne. She is an author and educator with a strong passion for culture revitalization, important work that is needed in order to protect Indigenous knowledge and ways of life for the upcoming generations. 

Ariana is the co-author of Sila and the Land, the story of a young Inuk girl who goes on a journey that teaches her about the importance of the land and her responsibility to protect it for future generations. 

Smokii Sumac – February 8

Smokii is an Indigenous poet and PhD Candidate in Indigenous Studies at Trent University, where his work centers on the question: how do we come home? His first poetry collection, you are enough: love poems for the end of the world, won an Indigenous Voices Award for published poetry.

As an Indigenous adoptee, intergenerational residential school survivor, and two-spirit person, Smokii’s lived experiences are deeply embedded into his art and research.

Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer – January 11

Robin Wall Kimmerer is a mother, scientist, decorated professor, and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. She is the author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants (now adapted for young adults).

She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she is a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental Biology, and the founder and director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment.

Robin sent us a follow up video to share her feelings after the session (and the technical issues we faced!)

 

Bonnie Harvey – November 30

Bonnie is a proud Ktunaxa woman that loves her family, friends and community. Bonnie is committed to being a lifelong learner of her ancestors’ isolate sounds and the Ktunaxa way of being and knowing. As a story sharer Bonnie has travelled all over ʔamakʔis Ktunaxa and beyond to share her knowledge and love through legends.

 

Kevin Lamoureux – November 16

Kevin Lamoureux is an award-winning Indigenous scholar and well-known public speaker. He has published several, has written many academic articles, and has taught for several universities, colleges and institutions. He formerly served as Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

*please note that in this recording, host Jade Berrill’s name was for some reason replaced with host Duncan Whittick’s name

 

Doug Anderson – October 26

Doug is Bungee (Scottish Métis, Manitoba), and lives in Toronto, where he has worked for 30 years as an educator and author supporting people of all ages and levels of learning. He is committed to helping preserve Indigenous knowledge within Indigenous communities, and to ethically facing this knowledge on its own terms into diverse urban contexts.