Category: Society & Culture

Join hosts shalan joudry and Frank Meuse for conversations about contemporary Mi’kmaw life and the things that sustain us, like the land, friends, and stories. Produced by shalan joudry.

March 19, 2019

Basketry

We welcome back spring this week with a walk in the forest to collect a good "Basket Tree" and follow Frank into his workshop to find out about basketry.

February 2, 2019

Intertales #6 (Frank’s “Day with a Granddaughter”)

During a live storytelling event in the village of Bear River, Frank tells us about his day with one of his granddaughters. (Special thank you to Fernwood Publishing, ArtsNS, and Sissiboo Coffee Roasters.)

January 27, 2019

Guest Roger Lewis/ History of Mi’kma’ki

We spend time with archaeologist Roger Lewis in the museum in Halifax talking about our ancestors' long history here in this landscape we call Mi'kma'ki.

January 19, 2019

Intertales #5 (Brett Hannam’s “Rabbit Stew”)

During a live storytelling event in the village of Bear River, Brett Hannam tells us how not to make rabbit stew. (Special thank you to Fernwood Publishing, ArtsNS, and Sissiboo Coffee Roasters.)

January 13, 2019

The Hunt

Frank takes shalan on "a great hunt" through the early winter landscape. They discuss the forest, medicines, and steep tea back home. (And no animals were actually harmed in this recording.)

January 6, 2019

Intertales #4 (shalan’s “Speckled Turtle Talk”)

In this Inter-tales episode, shalan shares a personally-crafted story. Although some details were also inspired by work with the Endangered Blanding's Turtles, this story is about reclaiming language to pass onto the next generation.

January 1, 2019

Guest Rose Meuse/Learning Mi’kmaw Language

With so few fluent Mi'kmaw speakers in rural Kespukwitk, it is a long road to reclaiming our Indigenous language. In this episode host shalan joudry speaks with neighbour Rose Meuse and her daughter Cedar.

December 26, 2018

Intertales #3 (Frank’s “First Encounter” with a Bear)

In this inter-tale (in between regular episodes) Frank tells us the story of his first encounter with a bear.

December 20, 2018

Sharing Circle of Hope

Just as the landscape of Kespukwitk prepares for the beginning of winter, hosts Frank and shalan welcomed eight friends over for a sharing circle to talk about hope.

December 15, 2018

Intertales #2 (Frank’s “Luckiest Shot”)

In this inter-tale episode, Frank tells us the story of his luckiest shot as a young hunter. (No animals were harmed in the recording of this story. However, some tea was spilled.)