Sheila North on Leadership

In today’s podcast, we talk to Cree journalist, filmmaker, author and activist, Sheila North from Bunibonibee Cree Nation. Sheila shares about her journey into First Nation leadership and her new book: My Privilege, My Responsibility: A Memoir (2022) by Great Plains Publications.

She also gives us the inside scoop on her documentary – 1200+ – about missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

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My Privilege, My Responsibility: A Memoir (2022)

1200+ Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

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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.

I provide critical analysis about 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.

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Please note: Nothing in this podcast/video advocates for violence on Indigenous territories.

Please also note: The information contained in this podcast/video/stream should not be misconstrued as legal, financial, medical and/or personal advice; nor should it be relied on as such. These podcasts/videos/streams are for educational purposes and represent fair political comment. Any pictures, audio clips and/or video clips that do not belong to me or from the public domain, remain the copyright of the owners and are only used here for educational purposes.

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Warrior Life: Indigenous Resistance and Resurgence by Fernwood Publishing

Indigenous Nationhood by Fernwood Publishing

Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity



Photo permission: Sheila North