Conversations That Matter

Conversations That Matter Ep 65 - Buffy St Marie - Cradleboard

December 28, 2015

Episode 65

Buffy St. Marie

Cradleboard - Helping First Nations youth realize their full potential

This week’s Conversation That Matters features Buffy St. Marie who says her career lived at the intersection of social activist and artist. She points out that artists tell the stories of our times in ways that resonate. Over the past five decades Ms. St. Marie has been a voice for First Nations in Canada and the United States.

The Cradleboard project was a concept she developed in the early days of personal computing that allowed First Nations communities to connect and celebrate their individual and collective heritage. “this put aboriginal people in the driver's seat of delivering who they are to remote partners of the same age and they’d discuss everything from clan mothers to medicine. It’s a journey of discovery about each other’s cultures and their own. It’s putting kids in touch with kids and it promotes self-esteem”

Conversations That Matter is a partner program with the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. Join veteran Broadcaster Stuart McNish each week for these important and engaging Conversations shaping our future.

Please become a subscriber and support the production of the program at www.conversationsthatmatter.tv

Episode 65

Buffy St. Marie

Cradleboard - Helping First Nations youth realize their full potential

This week’s Conversation That Matters features Buffy St. Marie who says her career lived at the intersection of social activist and artist. She points out that artists tell the stories of our times in ways that resonate. Over the past five decades Ms. St. Marie has been a voice for First Nations in Canada and the United States.

The Cradleboard project was a concept she developed in the early days of personal computing that allowed First Nations communities to connect and celebrate their individual and collective heritage. “this put aboriginal people in the driver's seat of delivering who they are to remote partners of the same age and they’d discuss everything from clan mothers to medicine. It’s a journey of discovery about each other’s cultures and their own. It’s putting kids in touch with kids and it promotes self-esteem”

Conversations That Matter is a partner program with the Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University. Join veteran Broadcaster Stuart McNish each week for these important and engaging Conversations shaping our future.

Please become a subscriber and support the production of the program at www.conversationsthatmatter.tv