HELISET TŦE SḰÁL - Let the Languages Live

ÍY SȻÁĆEL HÁLE! Good day everyone!

This episode is all about indigenous languages, the United Nations declared 2019 as the year of indigenous languages and I wanted to highlight that in this episode. I chat with indigenous language warriors who speak Lekwungen, SENĆOŦEN, Nuu-chah-nulth, Tahltan, Cree and Dene (Northwest Territories). I ask them about their language journey and how they are revitalizing their language.

NIȽ TŦE ĆELÁṈEN ȽTE - It’s Our Heritage

ÍY SȻÁĆEL HÁLE! Good day everyone!

This episode is all about local indigenous food sovereignty. Peter Underwood and I have collaborated on this episode. We interviewed elders and community activists from the local communities of W̱SÁNEĆ and Lekwungen. We learn about plants, medicines, clam harvesting, camas harvesting, plant restoration and more!

7.) WILNEW Radio Finale

In this seventh and final episode of W̱ILṈEW̱ Radio I sit and chat with Troy Sebastian, interview Beangka, Tiffany and Sarah about work they do with SeaChange and I interview Beangka and Tiffany asking them about Project Reclaim. I also do shout outs and thank yous! :)

This has been an amazing experience here at CFUV, I'm honoured to have been the Indigenous voice over the summer, I hope you all enjoyed the content, comment and let me know how you liked it! That is all from me Nick Henry!

6.) WILNEW in the workplace + CENHENEN moon

Episode 6 of W̱ILṈEW̱ Radio! "W̱ILṈEW̱ in the workplace"
I interview four indigenous people in different fields of work, Chef Shirley Lang, Clothing/Apparel designer Shar Wilson, Registered Nurse Stephanie McMahon, and Teacher Jacqueline Jim.

I also read from "The Saanich Year" our WSANEC 13 moon book, I read about the ĆENHENEN moon.

4.) Interview with Eli and Lindsay

In this fourth episode of W̱ILṈEW̱ Radio I interview artist and film maker Eli Hirtle and artist and performance artist Lindsay Delaronde.

Eli is a Cree artist and film maker who has made three documentary films.
"RESIST; Unist’ot’en’s Call to the Land"
"Voices on the rise"
"Lekwungen: Place to Smoke Herring"

Lindsay is Iroquois Mohawk from the Kahnawake Nation. She is an artist and a performance artist. Lindsay is the Indigenous Artist in Residence for the city of Victoria and the interim aboriginal curator at open space.

City of Victoria webpage

Artist in residence facebook page

3.) Interview with local artists Jesse Campbell + Sarah Jim


In this episode of W̱ILṈEW̱ Radio I had the chance to interview artists Jesse Campbell and Sarah Jim

Jesse is Cree and Metis, He is known for his mural painting around Victoria.

Instagram:  jesc_art

Sarah is from the W̱SÁNEĆ Nation Tseycum, She paints on old vinyl records, prints, she has also designed a few logos including my logo for W̱ILṈEW̱ Radio

Instagram: zzzize Website: faroutart.ca


2.) WSANEC Story-Telling

In this episode I read a few WSANEC stories, I also have a couple friends lend their voices to tell stories. The stories in order are:

  2.  ȽÁU WEL,NEW̱ Mountain legend
  3.  Arbutus tree knowledge
  4. How Douglas fir got pitch
  5. The winds - Told by Katia O.
  6. The Legend of the whale
  7. X̱ENÁṈ (Like) - Told by Kaydence W.
  8. MOTEME (Mortimer) - Told by Jacqueline J.


Stories heard are from:

"The Saanich year" book - Earl Claxton Sr., John Elliott.

"ȽÁU WEL,NEW̱ " book - Earl Claxton Sr., John Elliott.

"Saanich ethnobotany: culturally important plants of the W̱SÁNEĆ people" book -  Nancy J. Turner, Richard J. Hebda.

"The W̱SÁNEĆ and their neighbours" book - Diamond Jenness.

"W̱SÁNEĆ legends and stories" book - W̱SÁNEĆ elders.

"Mortimer" book - Robert Munch.






1.) Introduction + Local artist Nate Harris

ÍY SȻÁĆEL, in this episode I introduce myself. I give a brief description of who I am and where I come from. I also share a bit of the inspiration behind the logo for W̱ILṈEW̱ Radio drawn by local artist Sarah Jim and elder Earl Claxton tells the brief story of “the legend of LAU WEL,NEW”. We also get to listen to an interview with up and coming singer song writer Nate Harris, I ask him questions about his song ‘Precious you’ we also get to listen to the song.

“the legend of LAU WEL,NEW” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APQJnL74e5o

Sarah Jim - https://www.faroutart.ca/

                   -Instagram: zzzize

Nate Harris “Precious you” – iTunes, Spotify, Apple music, etc.