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THE ʔASQANAKI PODCAST: "AN AUNTIE IS AN AUNTIE" - LAUGHING AND LOVING WITH TENILLE CAMPBELL

Photo of hands and bitterroot credit: Dr. Christopher Horsethief 

In the background is an image of many hands holding bitterroot with a graphic of a sound wave and mountains overlaid. The text reads “The ʔasqanaki Podcast with Smokii Sumac Special Guest: Tenille Campbell. smokiisumac.com/tenille-campbell”. In the foreground is a photo of Tenille Campbell a Dene/Métis woman who is smiling while looking to the side with her teeth showing. She has long black hair and is wearing a black mesh tank top with a pink and orange floral jacket overtop. She is also wearing circular blue earrings with an orange flower on them. The earrings have long white strings of beads on them.

In episode 3 Dene poet and photographer Tenille Campbell joins Smokii to discuss Indigenous sovereignty over our bodies and auntihood. Tenille shares her poems “we aren't all nice aunties” and “thick indigenous women”.

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Design: Krystal Strong
Photo credit: Maki Fotos

Photo of hands and bitterroot credit: Dr. Christopher Horsethief 

Content: nude photoshoots, cultural taboos, fatphobia, Indigenous representation, skirt shaming, ceremony, sovereignty, gender roles, dating, two-spirit teachings, anthropology, sexuality, sexual language, explicit language, residential schools, stereotypes, storytelling, cultural roles, gossip, community, Intimacy, Indigenous identity and “pretendians,” auntiehood, joy and kinship. 

Episode Credits

Thank you to our guest Tenille Campbell and to Matthew Stinn at Rainy Day Recording in Saskatoon for the recording session.

Thank you to our team, Sound Designer, Audio Engineer and Editor Greyson Gritt of Minotan Music Inc. and Producer Krystal Strong of Osum Artist Management.

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Guest Bio

A photo of Tenille Campbell a Dene/Métis woman who is smiling while looking to the side with her teeth showing. She has long black hair and is wearing a black mesh tank top with a pink and orange floral jacket overtop. She is also wearing circular blue earrings with an orange flower on them. The earrings have long white strings of beads on them.

Photo credit: Maki Fotos

Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation, SK. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at the University of Saskatchewan. Her inaugural poetry book, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions, 2017) is an award-winning collection of poetry that focuses on Indigenous Erotica, using humour and storytelling to reclaim and explore ideas of Indigenous sexuality.

 

She is also the artist behind sweetmoon photography and the co-creator of tea&bannock. She currently resides in Saskatoon.

An Auntie is an Auntie

A found poem from the transcripts of our episode on The ʔasqanaki Podcast

“An Auntie is an Auntie” a found poem from the transcripts of our episode on The ʔasqanaki
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