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.