We begin our Learning To Listen series with a conversation about race. We invited the brilliant and gracious Jay Bird to the basement for a wide ranging conversation about living as an Indigenous man in a society that caters to whiteness. We talk about what his connection to all things spiritual and his connection to God and church. We ask if he believes reconciliation is even possible. Spoiler Alert: He does! We discuss Colten Boushie and Nathan Phillips and the cultural response to both. For the comic book nerds among us, Jay tells us why he relates more to villainous characters than the classic superhero. All this and much more!
It’s a good one. Enjoy!
Learn more about the tragic murder of Colten Boushie.
Watch nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, a documentary on Colten Boushie that addresses the challenge of racism and white supremacy in Canada.
Here’s the story of Nathan Phillips.
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