(Part 1) Indigenous Oil

Combining academic research with the anecdotal experience of indigenous groups on the front line of Canada’s environmental conflict. This episode explores the role of story in our on-going relationship with energy, ecology and economics.


This episode features:

Chief Billy Joe Laboucan Massimo

Chief of the Lubicon Cree Band, Little Buffalo, Alberta, Canada

David Attenborough


Ernie Gambler

Indigenous Musician from Calling Lake, Alberta, Canada

Isabel Altamirano-Jimenez

Indigenous Scholar at the University of Alberta, Canada

J.B. Williams, Tsawout First Nation

Flood Story Narration (with music from Elder May Sam)

Makere Stewart-Harawira

Indigenous Scholar at the University of Alberta, Canada

Peter Newell

Professor of International Relations at the University of Sussex

Research by: Juliet Lusted, Tom Kiggell

Episode Extras:

Oil On Lubicon Land: A Photo Essay

Solar in the Tar Sands: Indigenous community launches solar powered health centre

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  1. How do I download for listening offline? I can only see a link to stream the show.

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