What does the work of a bush pilot look like? How does it feel to grow up as an indigenous person? And why do people live in floating homes? This podcast gives answers.
Catherine Lafferty speaks about what it means to be indigenous in today's world and what struggles she had growing up.
Before settlers from Europe came to the area around the Great Slave Lake it had been inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous people. In the last century their way of living changed radically. They used to live on the land, hunt animals and sew clothes what was then replaced by working in gold mines, living in houses and being forced to speak English. Catherine Lafferty is directly affected by this change as she is indigenous. She grew up in rough circumstances and wrote about her experience in her book »Northern Wildflower«. In this episode of »People of Yellowknife« she tells about her struggles and what it means to be indigenous in today's world.
Joel Strong-Covello explains what bush flying is and how he became a pilot.
About »People of Yellowknife«
In 2018 I lived in Yellowknife for three months. During this time I was astonished of how different this place is to what I am used to in Germany, my homecountry. The city is surrounded by a vast, rocky landscape, the sound of float planes is omnipresent and the first snow arrives as early as mid-September.
For this show, I’ve had conversations with six locals: about their work, their way of living and the hard times of their lives.
You wonder why the logo of the podcast shows a raven? That’s simply because I haven’t seen more ravens in any other place than in Yellowknife. So for me the raven became iconic for the city.
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