Ashley Courchene is an Ojibway man who is passionate about storytelling. For this
Indigenous rights activist, the spoken word has become a creative outlet for him to express not only his feelings about the position of Indigenous peoples in Canada, but also his vision for the future. This summer, Courchene was part of the #reoccupation movement on Parliament Hill, an experience he says changed his life. Now in his new podcast, The Skoden Chronicles, Courchene is taking the oral storytelling tradition to the air waves.
Produced by Kaitlin Fischer, Naomi Librach, and Noah Richardson.
Special thanks to Ashley Courchene, CKCU FM 93.1, and Skoden Chronicles.
Music by Chris Zabriskie.
Photos courtesy of Ashley Courchene.