Welcome to Alright, Now What?, a podcast from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. On this show we’re asking: how does a pandemic affect the most marginalized people among us? And how do we get from there, to where we want to be?
The COVID-19 pandemic is creating new challenges and exacerbating many pre-existing inequities. To better understand how communities are working address this new reality, we spoke with Denise Bouchard from Digital Skills, a First-Nation-led education program in Long Lake 58 (LL58), Ontario.
“What defined my grandmother was being a powerful woman who was an inspiration to many others, so that’s why we reached out to the Foundation,” says Jason Ellis. Now, he and his wife Marilyne, are honouring his grandmother, Katharina “Katie” Ellis through theircycling challenge and raising funds for the Canadian Women’s Foundation along the way.
It’s National Indigenous History Month in Canada, so we’ve compiled a list of must-see films by Indigenous women filmmakers that are sure to inspire. Watch them this month and beyond!