Our Native Land

Our Native Land

Join our host, Tchadas Leo as we explore all things Indigenous and First Nations! Our Native Land features fun interviews and compelling discussions about Indigenous and First Nations cuisine, culture, heritage, and more from Vancouver Island and around the world. Recorded at CHEK Studios in Victoria, BC, Tchadas is joined by guests of all backgrounds and professions for educational, emotional, and engaging conversations. If you are interested in being a guest on Our Native Land, please contact us!

Episodes

August 8, 2022 21 min
Keenan is the founder of Longhouse Media, Canada’s largest indigenous-owned media company. Longhouse specializes in video production, web design, digital marketing, search engine optimization and more. Keenan and Tchadas dive into how to properly engage with Indigenous marketing.
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This week’s ONL episode features Jennifer Campbell who is the proud Founder and CEO of Two Worlds Consulting. She is an experienced Project Management Professional and Environmental Professional. Jennifer is a Métis person with roots in Manitoba and brings lived experience to the team.
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Welcome to another special episode of ONL. This week, ONL listeners and viewers will get a chance to learn more about the National Indigenous day and it’s timeline, Tchadas will review different Indigenous news worthy articles, and finally we will learn more about how to properly report on different Indigenous communities across Canada.
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July 18, 2022 27 min
This week on ONL, we go up north to the new exhibit at the Museum at Campbell River. This exhibit explores the impacts of colonization through the experiences of one family, and one artist. Kwakwaka’wakw artist and Hereditary Chief G̱ixkastallasame-gi, or Cecil Dawson.
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On this episode of ONL, Tchadas gets to be a part of a webinar focusing on the “Dos and Don’ts” of using Indigenous Imagery, Art and Culture in business from a panel of Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs. This is the second part of this webinar that was featured on episode 74. Host: Julie Nolin. Panelists: Jaymie Campbell, Tchadas Leo, Merle Alexander and Keenan Beavis.
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July 4, 2022 24 min
Jarid Taylor, the founder and CEO of Brandigenous comes onto Our Native Land. With a focus on eco/sustainable vision with an Indigenous empowered lens, Jarid and his company are striving to change the way we think about branding and marketing from start to finish.
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When there’s a wine, there’s a way. The Osoyoos Indian Band has insured its members economic future with a state of the art and meaningful winery that has won the taste buds of many wine lovers across Canada. Join host Tchadas Leo as he takes a special trip across BC to visit the first Indigenous owned winery in North America. Tchadas spends time with Estate Manager Troy and Estate Wine maker Justin to really understand the land...
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Eddy Charlie is a residential school survivor from Kuper Island which is located off the east coast of Vancouver Island. Eddy has been talking about his experiences and stories on a national and international level and hopes to help others heal with him and educate people on Canada’s tragic past.
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ONL is on a roll and back in studio with host Tchadas Leo. This week, Sage becomes the second in person guest on ONL and talks about the grass roots campaign that her and her family started back in 2011.
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In this episode of ONL, Tchadas gets to be a part of a webinar focusing on the “Do’s and Don’ts” of using Indigenous Imagery, Art and Culture in business from a panel of Indigenous artists and entrepreneurs. Host: Julie Nolin. Panelists: Jaymie Campbell, Tchadas Leo, Merle Alexander and Keenan Bevis.
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Hey ONL Fans! Tchadas is back on the Island and ready to rant off his gratitude for friends, family and the Island. Tchadas then talks about status cards and the 1 year anniversary of the 215 unmarked graves that were discovered in Kamloops.
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This week on Our Native Land we talk to Elder Gerry Oleman, Host of Teachings In The Air, an Indigenous health and wellness podcast. Teachings in the Air aims to inspire, motivate, and empower Indigenous people to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what healthy means.
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DJ Burnt Bannock is Darcy's newest project which airs on APTN! Darcy is an Indigenous writer/producer/actor and runs through his already impressive career with host Tchadas Leo.
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On this episode of ONL, we go down to South Dakota (virtually!) and we have a chat with Robyn who works with a Catholic school that uses horses to help Indigenous youth.
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Welcome Adam Olsen to ONL! Adam Olsen (SȾHENEP) is the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Saanich North and the Islands and member of the B.C. Green Caucus. Born in Victoria, BC, Adam has lived, worked and played his entire life on the Saanich Peninsula. He is a member of Tsartlip First Nation (W̱JOȽEȽP)
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This week on the show we have the pleasure of talking to Pujjuut Kusugak. Pujjuut recently had the honour of doing colour commentary for the Beijing 2022 Olympics.
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March 21, 2022 21 min
This week on Our Native Land, Wendy Proverbs comes on the show to discuss her book Aggie and Mudgy. The forced journey of two young girls to Resedential School is chilling, powerful and educational.
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Keanu’s album that was discussed in episode 28 is now here! Join Tchadas as he asks Keanu more about his journey as an Indigenous artist on Vancouver Island.
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This episode features advisor Zaa Joseph. Zaa works at the Indigenous Gathering Place at BCIT in Burnaby helping students in any supporting role that they need to excel in their studies and life in general.
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February 21, 2022 28 min
Sakej returns to Our Native Land to talk about Survival Tips. This is great for anyone who wants to learn the basics of what it takes to survive out in the woods with minimal supplies.
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