#3 Frontlines Are Everywhere — Sacred Rage and Love for Land, Culture, & Community

featuring ‘Cúagilákv / Jess H̓áust̓I of Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) Nation (Executive Director of Qqs Project Society and the Co-Lead of Right Relations Collaborative)

Jeff Corntassel, citizen of the Cherokee Nation, sits down with ‘Cúagilákv / Jess H̓áust̓I of Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) Nation. Jess is a parent, poet, and land-based educator living in Bella Bella. They are the Executive Director of Qqs Project Society and the Co-Lead of Right Relations Collaborative.

Jess talked about leadership, the inseparability of body & land, and sacred role of rage in activism. They also talked about the impact of the 2016 Nathan E. Stewart tugboat oil spill that released 110,000 litres of diesel and oil into Haíɫzaqv Nation’s harvesting territory, and their healing in relation to land & waters. They also talked about the resurgence of language initiatives and local food revitalization happening in their community.

Jess concludes the podcast by reading from their debut poetry collection, Crushed Wild Mint.
You can find copies of Crushed Wild Mint here.

Listen to Episode Three of the Frontlines Are Everywhere podcast on YouTube.

The Frontlines Are Everywhere podcast takes a critical look at world politics and Indigenous nationhood by discussing Indigenous-led resurgence and activist movements, Ind

#3 Frontlines Are Everywhere — Sacred Rage and Love for Land, Culture, & Community