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.

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.)

December 8, 2018

Guest Cathy Martin

In this episode artist Cathy Martin shares an array of conversation, including her inspiration from basket-makers, the challenging recent history we should keep in mind, her background in theatre and how she became a filmmaker, and other stories.

December 2, 2018

Intertales (Frank Meuse)

In between regular podcast episodes, we bring you interlude storytelling. Today Frank tells us about his pet trout.

November 24, 2018


Shalan and Frank go cranberry picking, travelling first by kayak to find their favourite spot. Shalan reads her poem, "su'nl" and they talk harvesting.

November 24, 2018

Guest Tim Bernard

In this episode Tim Bernard from the Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq joins shalan in the basket shop to share some of his personal stories and thoughts.