Podcast Scope of Work 

All My Relations explores contemporary Native identity, history, and experiences with intimate conversations and authentic perspectives. On each episode, hosts Matika Wilbur, of the Tulalip and Swinomish peoples, and Dr. Adrienne Keene, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, delve into complex cultural topics facing Native peoples today, bringing in guests from all over Indian Country to offer compelling insights and stories with compassion, vulnerability and humour. 

Since our March 2019 launch, we have had +998,000 downloads, +37,000 listeners, +1.8k five-star ratings on iTunes, hundreds of messages of encouragement and connections from all across the globe with episode downloads on every continent. We currently average 2,000 episodes listens per day and are humbled and grateful for our consistent growth and support. A few of All My Relations podcast titles include: All My Relations & Indigenous Feminism, Food Sovereignty: Decolonizing Sex, and Can a DNA test make me Native American? 

All My Relations came from a desire to have more Indigenous voices accessible in mainstream media, countering Native appropriations, historical fallacies and misused stereotypes, while also celebrating and uplifting our communities and cultures. We want this space to be for everyone—for Native folks to laugh, to hear ourselves reflected, and give us a chance to think deeper about some of the biggest issues facing our communities, and for non-Native peoples to listen, learn and reflect. 

Episode Description 

With the holiday season upon us, the All My Relations team wanted to contribute to the conversation about Thanksgiving from an Indigenous perspective. Thus, this episode talks with Wampanoag scholars Paula Peters and Linda Coombs, who tell us the real story of Thanksgiving, from an Indigenous Perspective. 

Thanksgiving is a time for people to come together with their families and give thanks for the harvest, bounty, and blessings in their lives; but the American holiday is rooted in historical fallacy and upholds tired settler-colonial belief systems. Instead, let’s begin to understand the real story of Thanksgiving and the complex history undergirding this event in relation to Indigenous people. The path to reconciliation starts with an honest acknowledgement of our past, with open eyes, and open hearts for a better future. It is time for us to be in good relations with one another. We can do that by learning and unlearning how to give thanks in a good way. 


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