Welcome! All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip) and Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another. Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!
All My Relations joins forces with two amazing Indigenous writers, Joshua Whitehead and Billy-Ray Belcourt, two amazing scholars who are making waves in the literary scene with their poetry, prose, and fiction.
AMR so far has explored our relationships between community, land, food, and kin. Now we have a chance to dive into what it means to be in good relation with other humans (on a sexual and non sexual level), while maintaining and balancing our responsibilities to our other relations, and questioning a hierarchy that places human relations first. Kim is never “single,” she is always in committed relationships with human and non-human relations.
This episode explores the ways communities, activists, and researchers are working towards food sovereignty and revitalizing indigenous foods systems. Our conversation with Valerie explores our connection to traditional plant systems, feeding ourselves traditional foods when our hunting and gathering grounds are now the supermarket, and her own journey back to her culture through foods.
Matika and Adrienne discuss their “origin” stories as Indigenous women, bloggers, and storytellers— revealing the intimacies of their friendship, the inception and goals of the All My Relations Podcast, and their relationships to feminism.