About the Hosts


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Jolene Banning


Jolene is an Anishinaabe-kwe journalist, writer, and storyteller whose documentary, podcasting and written work highlights Anishinaabe resilience and culture, and how these intersect with colonialism in northwestern Ontario and across Canada. Bylines/credits include: The Globe and Mail, CBC News, Canadaland, Makwa Creative, and the Canadian Medical Journal Association. She was also the keynote speaker at the 2019 Journalist For Human Rights Gala in Toronto.

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Kim Wheeler


Kim brought positive Indigenous stories to mainstream and Indigenous media since 1993. She has carved out a career as a writer, publicist and producer across a variety of disciplines. Her audio work has been recognized by the New York Festivals, ImagineNative, Indigenous Music Awards and Prix Italia. Currently, Kim works from her treehouse media office with multiple clients in publicity, magazines, film and podcasts.


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Tanya Talaga

Executive Producer

Tanya wrote Seven Fallen Feathers which was the winner of the RBC Taylor Prize, the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, and the First Nation Communities Read Award: Young Adult/Adult; a finalist for the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Nonfiction Prize and the BC National Award for Nonfiction; CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, and a national bestseller.