June 20, 2022

iskwē: Celebrating Pride & National Indigenous Peoples' Day

iskwē: Celebrating Pride & National Indigenous Peoples' Day

Sarah Burke re-visits a conversation about two-spirited love and Indigenous heritage with iskwē


In the last episode with Maureen Holloway and Wendy Mesley on the topic of their Women Of Ill Repute Podcast (which just launched), I mentioned that my next guest would be a male. The idea was for us to discuss how together, men and women can change the future of broadcasting to be more fair, transparent, and inclusive, inspired by the story Jennifer Valentyne recently shared. For reference, please refer to the last episode (#36). I did record a conversation with a former male broadcast executive who worked closely with the big personality in question, but unfortunately, listening back to the episode for review, he became uncomfortable with it being shared. While I understand and respect that decision, I’d still very much like to have that conversation. Please consider this an invitation to reach out if you are current or former management who has experience dealing with big talent. I’d love to have that conversation with a male for a different perspective, and I believe it will show allyship with women in this business, as well as bravery and vulnerability. I’ll leave that here, please get in touch if you’d like at womeninmediapod@gmail.com.

In lieu of the new episode, please enjoy this conversation I re-visit with two-spirited Indigenous artist iskwē | ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ – a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our future. You may know her best for her music, but she creates across many different mediums.

Follow along with iskwē on her websiteFacebook PageTwitterInstagram, and YouTube Channel.

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