This week on our podcast, we talked to PhD student Ann Marie Beals. Ann Marie is a Two-Spirit Indigenous-Black L’nuwey, a mixed-blood African Nova Scotian and First Nation Mi’kmaq who hails from Mi’kma’ki territory of the Wabanaki Confederacy. Ann Marie is under the mentorship of Dr. Ciann L. Wilson and all their relations and ancestors. Ann Marie is a storyteller working on the ProclaimingOurRoots.com (POR) project. As well, they examine Indigenous and Black representation in high school curricula, within a critical decoloniality lens. Stories from the POR project revolve around Indigenous-Black identity and relationships with Indigenous and Black communities, and Truth and Reconciliation. We talked to Ann Marie about the importance of elevating Indigenous-Black voices, and how systems of white supremacy perpetuate the oppression of these voices.
To learn more about Ann Marie’s research and the POR project, visit https://www.proclaimingourroots.com
Full Music Credit:
Loopster by Kevin MacLeod