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Being Indigenous is more than just genealogy. Here Lorralene Whiteye from the Ojibway Nation checks her hair in a mirror before the start of a healing ceremony, held by Toronto Indigenous Harm Reduction, to commemorate the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

🎧 Don't Call Me Resilient, EP 8

Stolen identities: What does it mean to be Indigenous? Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 8

Black women have been fighting for decades for the right to wear their natural hair. Here Jada Pinkett Smith arrives at the premiere of ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ on Dec. 18, 2021, in San Francisco. (AP/Noah Berger)

Jada Pinkett Smith and Black women’s hair: History of disrespect leads to the CROWN Act

Until Black women can wear their hair how they want without risk of ridicule, reprimand or termination, a joke targeting Black hair is no laughing matter.
COVID-19 has laid bare how migrant workers in Canada are treated. (Tim Mossholder/Unsplash)

🎧 Don't Call Me Resilient, EP 4

How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 4

For much of its history Canada has encouraged people to come and work in this country. However, racialized migrant workers often face an immigration system designed to leave them powerless.
Whether they breastfeed or use formula, food insecure mothers are struggling to feed their babies. (Hessam Nabavi/Unsplash)

🎧 Don't Call Me Resilient, EP 12

Why are babies going hungry in a food-rich nation like Canada?

With the high cost of infant formula, food-insecure mothers who cannot breastfeed are struggling to feed their babies.
State surveillance has a big impact on the way RCMP treat Indigenous land defenders. Listen to our podcast for more info. Here, RCMP officers walk toward an anti-logging blockade in Caycuse, B.C., in May. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jen Osborne

🎧 Don't Call Me Resilient, EP 10

Intense police surveillance for Indigenous land defenders

In recent years, Indigenous land defenders have lived under increasing police and state surveillance while far-right, conspiratorial movements have not.
Scholar Cheryl Thompson discusses racist stereotypes, including the words used by comedians like Dave Chappelle, pictured here, in Toronto, in 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Thornhill

🎧 Don't Call Me Resilient, EP 1

What’s in a word? How to confront 150 years of racial stereotypes: Don’t Call Me Resilient EP 1

In this episode of Don’t Call Me Resilient, host Vinita Srivastava and scholar Cheryl Thompson dive into the meaning of the n-word and the 150 years of racism embedded in it.

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