Unceded Airwaves Episode October 19, 2016
S2E2 - Nathan E. Stewart and Cultural Appropriation of Halloween Costumes
1:02pm - 2:06pm
In Season 2 Episode 2 we discuss the Nathan E. Stewart, a fuel barge that ran aground in the Heiltsuk Territory. We speak with Jess Housty of the Heiltsuk Tribal Council about the Nathan E. Stewart and what the diesel spill means for Heiltsuk livelihood. Jess is a Heiltsuk citizen, a non-profit and community organizer, and elected politician chairing the lands portfolio and co-chairing the youth portfolio for the Heiltsuk Nation. In the second half of the show, we have our first Indigenous student panel on air to talk about the cultural appropriation of Halloween costumes. Hopefully this will be the first of many Indigenous student panels!
We start the show with Metis Vancouver artist David Morin (who won Urban Artist of the Year at the Break Out West Awards last week!). We also hear music from Corey Medina, born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in the small town of Shiprock, New Mexico, as well as a classic Mob Bounce tune (a Gitxsan and Cree/Metis duo). We also hear from two Indigenous Sami artists, Sofia Jannok and Maxida Marak to round out the show.
Unceded Airwaves is put together every week by UBC's Indigenous Radio Collective, and we are committed to centering the voices of Native people and offering alternative narratives that empower Native people and their stories.