is a Cree word meaning
"One Family, One Bond, One Nation."
The Peyakôskân Podcast Initiative brings together high school students and post-secondary students from diverse cultures and backgrounds to learn the art of podcasting, collaboration and the power of storytelling to address complex social issues such as racism, discrimination, truth and reconciliation.
The Peyakôskân Podcast Initiative is a youth-led production team. The team will conduct research, interviews, and youth-led discussions while building awareness of issues affecting society and the economy related to culture and ethnicity. By working together and interviewing community experts, Elders and Knowledge-Keepers, the Peyakôskân Podcast provides learning opportunities for all participants, listeners and viewers to build awareness around truth, reconciliation, systemic racism, discrimination, and allyship. Through oral tradition, we can build awareness, shift perspectives and create a better world for the next generation.
Over the last ten years, podcasts have grown in popularity and have been an invaluable tool that connects listeners with the voices of people they might have never had the opportunity to hear through traditional media outlets. Podcasts create platforms that amplify the voices of those historically marginalized, such as those who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC), people living with disabilities, the 2SLGBTQ+ community and more. In addition, it's a transformative medium where communities can write and shape their stories of progress and change.
OUR STORIES UNITE US!
Sharing our stories can help people bridge understanding, respect, and appreciation for our shared humanity. Transporting listeners into the lives of the individual and character in stories creates opportunities for empathy and compassion while challenging existing beliefs and understanding of systemic social issues.
If you have questions about the program, how you can get involved or you are looking for information please feel free to reach out and we will be happy to assist you.
CARA JONES, Program Coordinator