Chelsea Vowel is creating Podcasts, writing and Cree-language resources!
66

patrons

$304
per month
tânisi nitôtêmitik, Chelsea Vowel nitisiyihkâson. manitow-sâkahikan nitohcîn mâka niwîkin amiskwacîwâskahikan anohc. otipêyimisiw-iskwêw, okâwiya, okiskinwahamâkew, mîna omasinahikêw ôma niya.

Hey all, my name is Chelsea Vowel, and I'm a Métis mother, educator and writer from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, currently living in Edmonton. I am a full-time grad student at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, looking at developing some best practices for scaffolding Cree language literacy resources. I am also working full time, supporting our family of 4 while being unreasonably pregnant (due in May!).

I blog on a variety of Indigenous issues at âpihtawikosisân.com, I co-host the Indigenous sci-fi podcast Métis In Space (which you can find on the Indian and Cowboy Media Network), I produce and host the Unsettling Your Language podcast, and I run the @IndigenousXca twitter account, which features a new Indigenous host each week! I also once made a video game called Idle No More: Blockade (download here), and I would love to create more interactive content like that in the future! I am also trying to work on a collection of Métis-centric speculative fiction short stories that I'd love to eventually get published sometime next year. I just have to get my pesky MA thesis out of the way :D

I don't get paid to do any of these things, and in fact the cost to continue writing, podcasting and developing other resources for on-and-offline Indigenous communities, is fairly high.

If you make use of the content I create, and you'd like to see more of it, I'm hoping you'll pledge a small amount (or large if you're mega-rich) every month to keep things going! Your monthly financial support would go towards:

  • technical supplies (microphones, sound-mixing apps, etc.)
  • website hosting
  • the Métis In Space soundcloud account
  • expanding the production of Cree-language literacy resources
(Keep in mind this site takes almost 10% of what is pledged!)j

Many thanks!
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
22 patrons
This is actually so awesome! If I could get all my Twitter followers to donate this much, I'd be able to quit my job and work full time on writing, podcasting and developing the most awesome Cree language resources possible! Thank you!
Skip the latte
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
Awesome sauce! Skipping some tasty, hot, caffeinated beverage once a month to support my work is big time appreciated!
Skip a greasy take-out lunch
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You're basically a superstar, denying yourself a plate of hot, greasy noodles or a burger combo once a month! I loooooooove food, so I count this as no small sacrifice!
Skip a decent take-out meal
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
Who's a badass? You're a badass! You've just skipped the cost of a really good cactus pear martini and a bowl of truffle-drizzled mushroom soup!
Goals
$304 of $500 per month
At $500 a month, I could get serious about creating new Cree language resources such as: leveled literacy books for use in schools and homes and online Cree language lessons! I could commit to putting up one new Cree language lesson a month, and I could pay an Indigenous graphic artist to do the art/layout for one Cree-language high quality literacy book every three months, with me working on the storyline and language content. I would also be able to provide these books in an optional "blank" format for people to translate the text into their own Cree dialect, or into their own Indigenous language!
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tânisi nitôtêmitik, Chelsea Vowel nitisiyihkâson. manitow-sâkahikan nitohcîn mâka niwîkin amiskwacîwâskahikan anohc. otipêyimisiw-iskwêw, okâwiya, okiskinwahamâkew, mîna omasinahikêw ôma niya.

Hey all, my name is Chelsea Vowel, and I'm a Métis mother, educator and writer from Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta, currently living in Edmonton. I am a full-time grad student at the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, looking at developing some best practices for scaffolding Cree language literacy resources. I am also working full time, supporting our family of 4 while being unreasonably pregnant (due in May!).

I blog on a variety of Indigenous issues at âpihtawikosisân.com, I co-host the Indigenous sci-fi podcast Métis In Space (which you can find on the Indian and Cowboy Media Network), I produce and host the Unsettling Your Language podcast, and I run the @IndigenousXca twitter account, which features a new Indigenous host each week! I also once made a video game called Idle No More: Blockade (download here), and I would love to create more interactive content like that in the future! I am also trying to work on a collection of Métis-centric speculative fiction short stories that I'd love to eventually get published sometime next year. I just have to get my pesky MA thesis out of the way :D

I don't get paid to do any of these things, and in fact the cost to continue writing, podcasting and developing other resources for on-and-offline Indigenous communities, is fairly high.

If you make use of the content I create, and you'd like to see more of it, I'm hoping you'll pledge a small amount (or large if you're mega-rich) every month to keep things going! Your monthly financial support would go towards:

  • technical supplies (microphones, sound-mixing apps, etc.)
  • website hosting
  • the Métis In Space soundcloud account
  • expanding the production of Cree-language literacy resources
(Keep in mind this site takes almost 10% of what is pledged!)j

Many thanks!

Recent posts by Chelsea Vowel

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
22 patrons
This is actually so awesome! If I could get all my Twitter followers to donate this much, I'd be able to quit my job and work full time on writing, podcasting and developing the most awesome Cree language resources possible! Thank you!
Skip the latte
$5 or more per month 31 patrons
Awesome sauce! Skipping some tasty, hot, caffeinated beverage once a month to support my work is big time appreciated!
Skip a greasy take-out lunch
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
You're basically a superstar, denying yourself a plate of hot, greasy noodles or a burger combo once a month! I loooooooove food, so I count this as no small sacrifice!
Skip a decent take-out meal
$25 or more per month 3 patrons
Who's a badass? You're a badass! You've just skipped the cost of a really good cactus pear martini and a bowl of truffle-drizzled mushroom soup!