Thunder Radio Episode 16: Red Rising Education with Christine M’Lot

November 21, 2017

Red Rising Collective recently launched a new education initiative, and we were excited to have Christine M’Lot come by the studio to tell us more about it. Christine is an educator who is passionate about bringing Indigenous pedagogy and ways of knowing into learning spaces, and connecting learners to community. Contact for more inofrmation.

Thunder Radio Episode 15: Indigenous Literature With Niigaan Sinclair

August 8, 2017

David A. Robertson sits down with professor, writer, activist, editor, commentator, dad, Niigaan James Sinclair to talk about his work, what has influenced his career path, and the impact of Indigenous literature in Canada as we work towards reconciliation.

Thunder Radio Episode 14: Introducing the First Nations Curriculum Framework

May 2, 2017

Research Facilitator, Dr. Betty Lynxleg chats about the First Nations Curriculum Framework, a multi-year, multi-layered project currently in the works at MFNERC. More inofrmation on the Framework can be accessed here:

Thunder Radio Episode 13: Virtual Learning with Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate

January 31, 2017
In this episode, Principal Allison McDonald explains virtual learning – what it is, and how Wapaskwa Virtual Collegiate is helping First Nations students on reserves. We were also lucky to speak with one of those young students, A.J. Wastasecoot, on location, at Peguis Central School.

Thunder Radio Episode 12: The Making of “Our Tomorrows, Today: Wahbung 1971″

December 2, 2016

Our own Multimedia Developer, Nicole Magne, steps out from behind the scenes to share about an exciting new video project, "Our Tomorrows, Today: Wahbung 1971", a short documentary that explores the history of "Wahbung". And the story behind the making of this documentary is as captivating and engaging as the film itself. More information on the film is available at

Thunder Radio Episode 11: Community Histories Mapping Project

October 20, 2016

Andy Thomas and Val Bighetty discuss MFNERC's First Nations Community Histories Mapping Project including what's been completed to date and what is planned for the future. You will also hear about why language projects like these are so important.

Thunder Radio Episode 10: Traditional Practices in Modern Classrooms

April 7, 2016

Educator and speaker Tasha Spillett dropped by to chat about her role as a teacher and student (she recently completed a Master’s degree in Land-based Education). We also talked about how she weaves traditional knowledge and teachings into a modern, 21st century classroom.

Thunder Radio Episode 9: A Smorgasbord with Kevin Lamoureux

February 26, 2016

Teacher, speaker and advocate, Kevin Lamoureux stopped by our studio to chat about an array of topics regarding First Nations education. They include, reaching out to “non-traditional” students, working with troubled youth/students, how the culture of poverty can effect school experiences, and the U of W’s new mandatory Indigenous Studies course.

Thunder Radio Episode 8: What is Indigenous Knowledge and How can it Help Development?

February 1, 2016

These are just two of the questions we asked two students studying for their Master’s in Development Practice: Indigenous Development at the U of W. Join Vanessa Tait and Adesuwa Omoruyi-Ero as we talk food security, sustainability, Indigenous knowledge and more.

Thunder Radio Episode 7: A Chat with Robert-Falcon Ouellette

January 8, 2016

We were honoured to have Dr. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, MP for Winnipeg Centre, stop by and talk with us about the recent election, his role as MP, his Indigenous background, and what he hopes to accomplish for Winnipeg Centre.