Podcasts Celebrating Canada's Indigenous History Month

June is Canada's Indigenous History Month. Here are some podcasts to celebrate!

Podcast artwork for Matriarch Movement, Pretendians, Actors and Ancestors, The Aunties Dandelion, and unikkaat / unipkaat ungipaghat / nallunairutet Circumpolar Waves

Curated by:

👉🏽 Joel D. Montgrand (he/him)

Why this theme?

👉🏽June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. There are so few podcasts by and about Indigenous peoples in the universe of podcasts and they deserve the spotlight! Here are a few shows from up north made by Indigenous peoples.

Podcast Picks

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Matriarch Movement

Content warning: This episode has discussions about addiction, suicide, and violence.

In this episode, host Shayla Stonechild has a transparent conversation with Kairyn Potts to find out more about what it means to meet Indigenous youth where they’re at, how addiction is impacting them, and what two-spirit representations means for decolonization.

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What do some of the most prominent and successful Indigenous artists, leaders, and professors have in common? They aren’t Indigenous. There are hundreds of cases of Indigenous identity fraud that we know about, and likely thousands that we do not.

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Actors and Ancestors

Reservation Dogs star Dallas Goldtooth (Dakota-Dine) shares his journey from being a land defender organizing against pipelines to acting on a beloved TV show, and telling Indigenous stories with humor and care. He confesses to host and EarBuds curator, Joel D. Montgrand (Rocky Cree), about his horse-riding challenges, gets nerdy about his role in the Fallout TV series, and explains how he deconstructs toxic masculinity.

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The Aunties Dandelion

The Aunties visit with Cree-Métis filmmaker Danis Goulet, whose debut 2021 film Night Raiders garnered the highest budget of any Indigenous-led Canadian film. Danis talks about the spirituality and practice of infusing Indigenous culture and language into her films.

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unikkaat / unipkaat ungipaghat / nallunairutet Circumpolar Waves

This podcast episode goes on the road to the fourth session of the United Nations International Plastics Negotiations in Ottawa, Canada. The goal is to develop an internationally legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment.


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Erica Huang

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