Unceded Airwaves Episode December 21, 2016

S2E11 - Winter Solstice Holiday Special

1:01pm - 2:17pm

This week, the Indigenous Collective hosts an extended Winter Solstice Holiday Special! We speak to Jennifer Sampson about Christianity and spirituality, we hear from Blake Desjarlais about the holidays on the Fishing Lake Metis Settlement, and we speak to Leah Grantham about how they celebrate Hanukkah. Victor shares a story about how they incorporate their Indigenous traditions with their Christmas traditions. We hear from Mario Parent, Nikita Day, Victor Sauca, Josh Kioke, Clara Salter and Lisa Girbav.

Featuring many of your favourite holidays, including but not exclusive to National Cookie Day (Dec 4), Bathtub Day, Day of the Ninja, Repeal Day (Dec 5), Human Rights Day (Dec 10), National Day of Reconciliation in South Africa (Dec 16), Yalda Night (Dec 21), Pancho Ganapati (Dec 21-25), Emperor's Birthday (Dec 23), Hanukkah (Dec 24-Jan 1), Christmas (Dec 25), Second Christmas in Germany (Dec 26) and Kwanzaa (Dec 26-Jan 1).

We hear the consensual version of Baby It's Cold Outside by Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski. You can buy the song anywhere online via Rock the Cause Inc. and a portion of net proceeds will benefit the Sexual Violence Center and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. Booker T and the MG's make a few visits, along with Dolores Sand, Bernie Francis, Debbie Friedman, Jana Mashonee, Gent & Jawns and Paul McCartney may be in there for a second. We play holiday songs sung in the Cree and Mi'gmaq languages.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Winter Solstice Holiday Special including Jennifer Sampson, Blake Desjarlais, Leah Grantham, Mario Parent, Nikita Day, Victor Sauca, Josh Kioke, Clara Salter and Lisa Girbav. Unceded Airwaves on CiTR 101.9FM broadcasts from the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam people. This show 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.

Track Listing:

The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
Paul McCartney · Kisses on the Bottom – Complete Kisses
Turn Up Ye Merry Gentlemen
Gent & Jawns · A Very Decent Christmas
Jingle Bells
Booker T & the MG's · In The Christmas Spirit
The Chipmunk Christmas Song
Dolores Sand · manitowi-kîsikâw
L'pa'tu'ji'jk aq E'pite'ji'jk (Little Boys & Little Girls)
Bernie Francis · Wli-nuelewi: Mi'kmaw Christmas Music
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Lydia Liza and Josiah Lemanski · Single
The Latke Song
Debbie Friedman · Light These Lights
Winter Wonderland (Sung in Ojibwe)
Jana Mashonee · American Indian Christmas