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Podcast: CBC Telling Our Twisted Histories Pocahontas
hosted by Kaniehtiio Horn
On this episode, Kaniehtiio decolonizes the word Pocahontas. We learn the story of the real 'Pocahontas', she was a child-bride - probably only 12 years old. She was stolen from her community and died of disease thousands of miles from her home, she is thought of as one of the first MMIWG
. There are many inaccurate and damaging stereotypes perpetuated by the characterization of Pocahontas, and the character acts as a way to flatten Indigenous cultures into one character/cartoon that is void of rich complexity and plurality.
interview by Manoush Zomorodi
Alexis Nelson, better known on social media as 'Black Forager', talks about combatting oppression through using public spaces to forage for food, and about being a black women in nature - a space where many black people don't feel safe. Through foraging she is able to connect with her cultural roots and create a deeper connection to place.