Episodes

A Conversation on Community Activism with Lindy Guma

July 21, 2021

Lindy (Lindelwa) Guma was born in a small town in South Africa. Today she lives in Winnipeg. As a Black child growing up she played with White, Coloured, East Indian children. But when school started, she was forced to go to an all Black school. Growing up under Prime Minister Hendrik Verwoerd, oft…

Manitoba Harvest, a Conversation with Keren Taylor-Hughes

July 8, 2021

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Lloyd Axworthy

June 16, 2021

Canadian politician, elder statesman, academic and Pipe Carrier in the Anishinaabe Nation. The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy is proof that a local kid can reach international heights. From humble beginnings in the north end of Winnipeg to Chairing the World Refugee Council, Lloyd Axworthy has always be…

Bill Campbell: Keystone Agricultural Producers

June 8, 2021

Bill Campbell, the current President of the Keystone Agricultural Producers, is a 4th generation agriculture entrepeneur. If Food Safety is an isssue, Bill Campbell is a strong beleiver in how Manitoba Ag Producers are safely delivering on their food production to feed the world. Cambell reminds us…

Liz Wilson - Building a Community of Environmental Stewardship

May 17, 2021

"We are fighting climate change and building a community of environmental stewardship." That according to Liz Wilson, the President & CEO of Fort Whyte Alive is what drives her and her teams vision when asked about the importance of International Day of BioDiversity on May 22. Liz started out as an…

Dilly Knoll: How Families Build a Community

May 7, 2021

Dilly Knoll is from a family of 16. So it is not surprising that the Executive Director of the Andrews Street Family Centre understands the meaning of family. But in this episode of Humans, on Rights, Dilly Knoll shares the difference between blood families and community families. She is fondly but…

Michael Barkman: Canadian Community Economic Development Network

April 22, 2021

Michael Barkman is a life-long Winnipegger and Manitoban, with a deep affection for the lands and water of Treaty 1 and 3 Territory. Michael cares deeply about social, economic, and environmental justice, and believes in collective movements and solutions rooted in the knowledge of local communitie…

Allen Sutherland: Understanding Canada's Indigenous Peoples

April 17, 2021

Knowledge Keeper Allen Sutherland talks about how to understand Canada's Indigenous Peoples though shared history between Indigenous peoples and European settlers. It is a story of cultural disruption and missed opportunities. He shares the difference between an Elder and a Knowledge Keeper in his …

M.J. Willard: Peaceful Protest and Raging Granny

April 8, 2021

M J Willard is a social activist who is a grandmother, but doesn't have grandchildren. She dresses up in clothes that mock stereotypes of older women and sing songs at protests. Yes, M J Willard is a Raging Granny. She talks about why peaceful protest and education are the best tools to change the …

Lucille Bruce: President & CEO of End Homelessness Winnipeg

April 1, 2021

When a female Indigenous leader has a dream, it is so real that it defines the trusted narrative of her life's journey. Lucille Bruce, the President & CEO of End Homelessness Winnipeg shares her vision about how, through Indigenous led healing, Indiginous led consultation with the homelessness comm…

Michelle Falk: The Manitoba Association for Rights & Liberties

March 25, 2021

Michelle Falk has deep roots in Manitoba. But they are roots with two very different cultures. Riased on Treaty One territory in a Mennonite and Franco Manitoban family, Michelle's journey of discovery took her from Lorrette, Manitoba through Winnipeg, to Hamilton and eventually to Toronto where sh…

Michelle Jean-Paul: Founder of the Educators of Colour Network

March 18, 2021

Why a passionate educational leader, who was the Founder of the Educators of Colour Network, says that while school staff were once comfortable talking about diversity, multiculturalism and equity, in recent months, has seen a shift that now includes white privilege. Michelle Jean-Paul, a woman of …

Madeline Stanley: The International Institute of Sustainable Development

March 11, 2021

3%. Of all the water on earth, just 3% is freshwater. Madeline Stanley is a Project Officer with the International Institute of Sustainable Development and she is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Manitoba doing her part to ensure that 3% of freshwater remains as pure and clean as possible. H…

Miriam Kohn: Soup Sisters

March 4, 2021

Soup Sisters Winnipeg is an organization run by 3 local entrepreneurial women, Miriam, Harriet and Sandy, who make soup, or as Soup Sisters refers to it a "Hug in a Bowl" to support Willow Place. Willow Place supports Manitobans dealing with family violence and abuse. Learn how Soup Sisters are mak…

John Myers: Medical Assistance in Dying and Bill C-7

Feb. 25, 2021

John A. Myers is a recipient of the prestigious Law Society's Richard J. Scott Award. Having appeared before all levels of the Judicial Courts including the Supreme Court of Canada, John shares his views on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID), the current debate in Ottawa around Bill C-7 and takes u…

Audrey Gordon: History Making MLA

Feb. 18, 2021

The Honourable Audrey Gordon has made history not once, but twice in Manitoba. In 2019, she was one of the trios of new MLAs who have become the first Black candidates elected to the Manitoba Legislature. And in 2021, she made history again becoming Manitoba's first Black Cabinet Minister. Minster …

Markus Chambers: On Racism, Giving Back to the Community, and Black History Manitoba

Feb. 11, 2021

On October 24, 2018 Councillor Markus Chambers becomes the first black man to be elected to Winnipeg City Hall. In his current capacity as Deputy Mayor and Chairperson of the Winnipeg Police Board, Councillor Chambers shares his views on growing up Black in Winnipeg, his thoughts on systemic racism…

Nadia Thompson: Delving into Black History Month

Feb. 7, 2021

February is known as Black History Month. It is also known as the shortest month of the year. Why is one of this country's most racially marginalized peoples given the shortest of the 12 months to celebrate? In today's episode with Black History Month"s Executive Director, Nadia Thompson, she will…