Healthy Relationships & Healing - EPISODE 08

Healthy relationships set the foundation for strong families which in turn make up thriving Indigenous communities. Much of the healing and wellness needed within our communities is dependent upon breaking the cycles of unhealthy relationships and reconnecting with our original teachings on love, honor, trust and respect. One of the seven circles of wellness is “Kinship/Clanship/Community.” The topic of healthy relationships lies within this circle.

Many of our listeners requested that we open up and share a little bit about our own relationship and discuss how we stay well in our partnership. We also share some stories about other relationships that we admire, and share a bit about our past experiences so that the listener can hear firsthand examples of good partnerships and red flags to look out for.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are utilizing our platform to spread awareness on the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and to encourage those who may be in an unsafe situation to reach out to available resources. We hope that the listener will also become informed on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Online resources for healing and support: | National Domestic Violence Hotline | 1-800-799-7233 | Non-profit that offers Healthy Relationships Training - 1-844-7NATIVE | A Native American helpline for domestic and dating violence

You Are Not Alone - Native Women's Association of Canada | A toolkit for First Nations women, girls and diverse people for escaping domestic and dating violence.

A Conversation with Sean Sherman 'The Sioux Chef' - Episode 07

A conversation with Sean Sherman, The Sioux Chef. We are so excited to share this episode with you all! Many of you are probably already aware of the amazing work Sean is doing in the area of revitalizing and evolving Indigenous food-ways. He is an award-winning chef, cookbook author, social entrepreneur, and much more. In this episode Thosh and Sean talk about the importance of making Indigenous foods a part of our lives again; the critical link between our health and our food-ways, the Indigenous FoodLab, a new project Sean and his team are undertaking through their non-profit organization NATIFS, and so much more. Listen and share! Available now on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Reconnecting with Ancestral Foodways - Episode 06

Reestablishing our relationships with food is perhaps the most critical step toward reclaiming Indigenous health and wellbeing. Unfortunately, the food conversation can be overwhelmingly complex, but we’ve broken down some of the basics and shared our thoughts to help you start viewing food more like your ancestors did. Topics covered in this episode include the impact of colonialism on modern health; Indigenous values-based food choices; why we don’t say “diet,”; no more one-size-fits-all solutions; the mental/physical/spiritual/emotional components of food; mindful eating; what is ancestral food; and much, much more ! 

This is the first of many FOOD episodes to come.

The History of Native Wellness - Interview: Jillene Joseph - Episode 04

The History of Native Wellness - Interview: Jillene Joseph - Episode 04

In this episode, we sit down with Jillene Joseph (A'aninin), the Executive Director of the Native Wellness Institute, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the healing and wellness of Indigenous people. She shares NWI's founding story, and the role it played in the development of the wellness movement in Native country. Jillene also shares some favorite moments from her career, and advice on maintaining wellness in your life.