Layla Staats on Boil Alert Film

Warrior Life Podcast
Layla Staats on Boil Alert Film

On today’s episode of the Warrior Life Podcast, I got to talk to Indigenous filmmaker Layla Staats on her new water documentary playing at TIFF this week: Boil Alert.

Layla is a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) artist, activist, land defender, water protector, musician, and filmmaker from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory – a First Nation that is part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

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You can follow Layla on her socials:
X(Twitter) @ laylastaats
Instagram @ laylastaats

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Hi! I’m Dr. Pam Palmater, an Indigenous lawyer, professor, author, and producer. I create educational videos, podcasts, blogs and other content about Indigenous issues and provide critical analysis of state laws, policies and practices that impact Indigenous peoples, and highlight the important work of First Nation (Canada) and Native American (USA) warriors on the frontlines of Native resistance, resurgence and revitalization.

I am a citizen of the Mi’kmaw Nation and a member of Eel River Bar First Nation from Mi’kma’ki (Mi’kmaw territory in New Brunswick, Canada).

I am the producer and host of the Warrior Life Podcast which helps lift the voices of Indigenous leaders, advocates, land defenders, water protectors, actors, artists and even chefs!

I am also the producer and host of the Warrior Kids Podcast – an award-winning children’s podcast which celebrates everything Indigenous – languages, stories and cool Native peeps!

My newest podcast is Criminals on Patrol – shining a light on the dark side of the “thin blue line” in policing. https://www,

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Permission to use photos and trailer provided by Layla Staats.