The Voices of Our People

 

The Voices of Our People is an ongoing Windspeaker series featuring the Indigeneous People of Alberta

 

Original Airdate:  December 20, 2020

Tsuut'ina Elder Bruce Starlight shares his memories of Christmas in both Dene and English

 

Original Airdate:  January 3, 2020

Kristin Starlight sits down with respected elder, Alex Crowchild from Tsuut'ina Nation.
Alex shares his memories of growing up on the First Nation, how to respectively approach elders, language preservation and more.

 

Original Airdate:  January 10, 2020

Tsuut'ina Elder Bruce Starlight shares memories of his grandparents, and the relationship between Tsuu'tina & the Blackfoot people

 

Original Airdate:  January 24, 2020

Thomas Snow speaks with respected elders Tiena Fox, Alice Kaquitts, and Watson Kaquitts on the Stoney Nakoda Nation in Morley

 

Original Airdate:  January 31, 2020

This week, we're on the beautiful Piikani Nation just outside Fort McLeod, with beloved elders Mary Ellen Little Mustache & Harley Bastien, where we hear about the Piikani people's relationship with the old man River Valley, Artisian springs, and the very sacred role of the Neera-leaf cottonwood tree's in the area.

 

Original Airdate:  February  7, 2020

This week, we're speaking with Butch Wolfleg and Eldon Weaslechild, both from Siksika Nation. Butch and Eldon, along with Stewart Breaker, made history back on February 1 when they broadcast, entirely in Blackfoot, the Western Hockey League game between the Calgary Hitmen and Red Deer Rebels on the Windspeaker Radio Network.  The guys talk about the experience and also the heartwarming reactions the've had from Indigenous people far and wide.