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As we continue to stay home to protect ourselves and others, the natural world carries on without us. Human intervention in our environment often comes with damaging consequences, and today we're taking some time to learn about the history of the regions that are special to us and turning a critical eye on efforts to "protect" these spaces, efforts…
 
In the film, acclaimed actress Ellen Page, inspired by a book by Ingrid Waldron that also lends its name to the documentary, travels across her home province of Nova Scotia to explore cases of environmental racism. This week, we are talking about environmental racism, which specifically refers to the environmental injustice that is based on race. W…
 
Terra Informers Sonak Patel and Elizabeth Dowdell take us on a tour of the River Valley history in Amiskwaciy or "Beaver Hills", otherwise known as Edmonton, Alberta. After recapping Part I of this topic, the episode delves into themes of cultural values, Indigenous displacement, and respect for both our natural spaces and each other. We hear the v…
 
Terra Informers Sonak Patel and Elizabeth Dowdell take us on a tour of the River Valley history, following global trends in the local sphere of Amiskwaciy or "Beaver Hills", otherwise known as Edmonton, Alberta. The River Valley was not always the lush park we think of today. In fact, it's gone through many transformations! We hear the voices of Am…
 
In a 2012 piece, Annie Banks speaks with Erin Konsmo of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, an organization by and for Indigenous youth that works within the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice across the United States and Canada. Oftentimes pollution is thought of as impacting the land and the water but what ab…
 
This week the Terra Informa crew discuss the 2019 film, The Whale and the Raven, directed by German filmmaker Mirjam Leuze. In the heart of British Columbia's coastal Great Bear Rainforest, whale researchers and Gitga’at Nation community members share the screen with their non-human kin, orcas and humpback whales, whose homewaters are also a propos…
 
This week on Terra Informa, we revisit a great episode from our archives that originally aired on May 5, 2019. In this episode, Sofia Osborne interviews Dr. Carolyn Sale, an associate professor in the department of english and film studies at the University of Alberta, who taught a course on Shakespeare and ecological crisis. Then hear Terra Inform…
 
This week on Terra Informa, we revisit a beloved episode from our archives that originally aired on March 18, 2019. This episode's format is a round-table discussion, in which the each member of the team brought something different to the table- something related to The Unseen Environment. Mysterious. Charlotte Thomasson and Amanda Rooney brought t…
 
This week on Terra Informa, we revisit discussions some of the world’s big problems, like climate change and antimicrobial resistance, and how the communication of information about them can either be motivating or discouraging. In June 2019, Terra Informer Dylan Hall interviews PhD Candidate Scott Mitchell on a presentation he delivered at the 201…
 
Just like the gendered impacts of the covid19 crisis are getting little media attention, environmental issues that predominantly affect women are not talked about enough. This week on Terra Informa we revisit an episode that features headline news, research, and audio from an event organized last April (2019) by then-Terra Informer Sydney Karbonik.…
 
At Terra Informa, we know that climate change affects us all... and that includes the vast range of conspiracy communities. Worried about how our changing climate is going to affect the flat earth, or Bigfoot's habitat? Well, this week, we're broadcasting straight from the center of the hollow moon to bring you the F-A-C-T-S. For maximum impact, li…
 
This week on Terra Informa, we discuss the issues surrounding the Coastal Gas Link Project, that is being proposed to run through Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. We give you a background on what the CGL project is and the current timeline surrounding its development, why this pipeline project is being opposed, actions of solida…
 
Sarah Connor and Michael James with the Rebel Life Project shared their presentation at the October 2019 Change for Climate Talks with three simple, but not so easy steps for managing climate grief. Their advice: Figure out your purpose. Eat, sleep, and exercise. Make a plan We’ll hear from Terra Informers Sonak Patel, Andrea Miller, and Elizabeth …
 
This week on Terra Informa we share the second part of an interview with Eriel Deranger, co-founder and Executive Director of Indigenous Climate Action, where we talk about what it means to live in relation to each other and the environment. In Reject Teck Part 1: Who is Teck?! we shared background on the mining company Teck Resources Ltd and Eriel…
 
This week on Terra Informa we share the first part of an interview with Eriel Deranger, Executive Director and co-founder of Indigenous Climate Action, one of the organizations behind Reject Teck. Reject Teck a grassroots campaign challenging the Teck Frontier oilsands project and the Canadian government, that has made headlines at COP25, Fire Dril…
 
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