Rick Harp is creating Podcasts
315

patrons

$2,231
per month

Invest in Indigenous Media Independence


My name is Rick Harp and from the moment I launched MEDIA INDIGENA back in 2010, my goal has been to create the stories I wanted to see and hear as an Indigenous person, in the way I wanted to see and hear them. And what better way to do that than to gather together really smart Indigenous people every week to make media of our own?

I believe that to best appreciate and ultimately act in support of what makes Indigenous peoples' lives better, we need to be willing to push beyond convention and complacency. Because the status quo is literally deadening and destroying the lives of Indigenous peoples. My ultimate goal with this podcast, therefore, is to build an audience that wants to build a better world together with Indigenous peoples. Growing this podcast is step one on that journey.

Why your investment matters to what we do


Editorial and financial independence go hand in hand. And if the maxim “freedom of the press belongs to those who own one” is a tad outdated thanks to the Interweb (which has made it stupidly easily for anyone to publish and distribute content), it retains a key kernel of truth: though the technological costs of media have plummeted, the costs associated with the intellectual labour of human beings—the lifeblood of any creative enterprise—have not.

An independent Indigenous media outlet supported and sustained by its audience is fearless. It's free to call things as it sees them, to focus on what truly matters, to catch and critique what non-Indigenous media outlets overlook or sensationalize or just plain get wrong. Independent Indigenous media can be all this and more, but only when people step up to support this work.

Every pledge really does help: we know you’ve heard it before, but even the cost of a coffee or two a month makes a huge difference to our ability to continue creating media across multiple channels—from our weekly podcast episodes to our active presence on Twitter and Facebook, as well our weekly newsletter and forthcoming in-person and on-line events.

Meet the people of MEDIA INDIGENA




RICK HARP
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a city smack dab in the middle of nowhere and at the heart of the continent, I am a citizen of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, located in what’s currently known as northern Saskatchewan. While pursuing my BA as a student of political science at Carleton University in Ottawa, I got bit hard by the radio bug at the campus and community station, CKCU-FM. Thus begat a twenty-plus-year career in broadcast media, including national and regional stints at CBC Radio, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), and NCI-FM. A former Artistic/Managing Director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, I am a co-founder and president of the INDIGENA Creative Group (MI’s parent company).

CANDIS CALLISON
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Candis Callison
is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC. She is the author of How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Duke University Press, 2014). Her current research explores journalism practices in the Canadian Arctic, and she is in the midst of finishing a co-authored book on gender, colonialism, technology, and journalism. Candis has a PhD from the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and Master of Science from MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program. She is Tahltan, an Indigenous people located in northwestern British Columbia.

BROCK PITAWANAKWAT
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Prior to joining the University of Sudbury as an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in 2013, Brock Pitawanakwat (Anishinaabe: Whitefish River First Nation) was seconded as a researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and held two academic appointments as Assistant Professor, Graduate Chair, and Acting Director of the Aboriginal Governance Program at the University of Winnipeg and as Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at the First Nations University of Canada. He is interested in Anishinaabe resurgence, especially in governance, health, land and language.

KIM TALLBEAR
Twitter | Facebook

Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is a regular media commentator in US, Canadian, and UK outlets on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, technology, and sexualities. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, USA.

KENNETH T. WILLIAMS
Twitter | Facebook

Kenneth T. Williams is a Cree playwright from the George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan’s Treaty 4 territory, and the first Indigenous person to earn an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Alberta. His plays have been produced across Canada and include Care, Café Daughter, Gordon Winter, Thunderstick, Bannock Republic, Suicide Notes and Three Little Birds. An Assistant Professor with the U of A’s Department of Drama, Ken puts his personal and professional experience to good use as an active member of Edmonton’s theatre community.

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Where the money goes


TECHNOLOGY: Every month, there are technological costs associated with hosting and distributing the podcast, along with the companion website. We also invested upfront in the hardware needed to record the show, and in the software we use to edit it (Hindenburg Journalist).

LABOUR: This is the time and effort Rick spends producing, hosting and editing the show each week, along with the time and effort the other roundtablers dedicate to preparing for and participating in the show. Your monthly support of MEDIA INDIGENA's operations also enable our constant curation and creation of news and views on Twitter and Facebook. Last but not least, your contributions go toward the hours and energy Rick and others put into marketing and promotion, event planning, and other admin-type stuff.


. . . . . . .

HOW TO PATREON


Patreon is a platform that makes it easy for you to directly sustain the work of creators you believe in through a regular monthly payment on your credit card. (Payments you may stop at any time.) In return, you receive rewards based on your level of support. As contributions from patrons collectively add up, MEDIA INDIGENA achieves new milestones, thus enabling us to produce even more of what you love.

If you're brand new to Patreon or crowdfunding, a good place to start is the site's own help desk. Alternatively, should you ever get stuck at any point, feel free to email your questions to [email protected] and I'll do my best to help.

Important things to know upfront:

  • Patreon uses US Dollars only, which means your pledge will be in US Dollars, (check the exchange rate to see what that works out to in your currency)
  • Your very first pledge will be processed immediately, then on the 1st of the month after that

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
77 patrons
Exclusive access to updates we post here on Patreon, along with our sincere thanks.
Pledge $5 or more per month
167 patrons
THE ABOVE, plus:

• Early access to show notes
• First notice of events we organize or co-sponsor
• 10% discount on MI events
• 10% discount on MI merchandise
Pledge $10 or more per month
50 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus:

• 15% discount on MI event admissions
• 15% discount on MI merchandise
Pledge $20 or more per month
29 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE, except:

• 25% discount on MI event admissions
• 25% discount on MI merchandise
Goals
$2,231 of $3,000 per month
We'll take the show on the road for a live taping! (location tbd)
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Invest in Indigenous Media Independence


My name is Rick Harp and from the moment I launched MEDIA INDIGENA back in 2010, my goal has been to create the stories I wanted to see and hear as an Indigenous person, in the way I wanted to see and hear them. And what better way to do that than to gather together really smart Indigenous people every week to make media of our own?

I believe that to best appreciate and ultimately act in support of what makes Indigenous peoples' lives better, we need to be willing to push beyond convention and complacency. Because the status quo is literally deadening and destroying the lives of Indigenous peoples. My ultimate goal with this podcast, therefore, is to build an audience that wants to build a better world together with Indigenous peoples. Growing this podcast is step one on that journey.

Why your investment matters to what we do


Editorial and financial independence go hand in hand. And if the maxim “freedom of the press belongs to those who own one” is a tad outdated thanks to the Interweb (which has made it stupidly easily for anyone to publish and distribute content), it retains a key kernel of truth: though the technological costs of media have plummeted, the costs associated with the intellectual labour of human beings—the lifeblood of any creative enterprise—have not.

An independent Indigenous media outlet supported and sustained by its audience is fearless. It's free to call things as it sees them, to focus on what truly matters, to catch and critique what non-Indigenous media outlets overlook or sensationalize or just plain get wrong. Independent Indigenous media can be all this and more, but only when people step up to support this work.

Every pledge really does help: we know you’ve heard it before, but even the cost of a coffee or two a month makes a huge difference to our ability to continue creating media across multiple channels—from our weekly podcast episodes to our active presence on Twitter and Facebook, as well our weekly newsletter and forthcoming in-person and on-line events.

Meet the people of MEDIA INDIGENA




RICK HARP
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, a city smack dab in the middle of nowhere and at the heart of the continent, I am a citizen of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, located in what’s currently known as northern Saskatchewan. While pursuing my BA as a student of political science at Carleton University in Ottawa, I got bit hard by the radio bug at the campus and community station, CKCU-FM. Thus begat a twenty-plus-year career in broadcast media, including national and regional stints at CBC Radio, the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), and NCI-FM. A former Artistic/Managing Director of the Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival, I am a co-founder and president of the INDIGENA Creative Group (MI’s parent company).

CANDIS CALLISON
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Candis Callison
is an Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at UBC. She is the author of How Climate Change Comes to Matter: The Communal Life of Facts (Duke University Press, 2014). Her current research explores journalism practices in the Canadian Arctic, and she is in the midst of finishing a co-authored book on gender, colonialism, technology, and journalism. Candis has a PhD from the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT, and Master of Science from MIT’s Comparative Media Studies Program. She is Tahltan, an Indigenous people located in northwestern British Columbia.

BROCK PITAWANAKWAT
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Prior to joining the University of Sudbury as an Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies in 2013, Brock Pitawanakwat (Anishinaabe: Whitefish River First Nation) was seconded as a researcher with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and held two academic appointments as Assistant Professor, Graduate Chair, and Acting Director of the Aboriginal Governance Program at the University of Winnipeg and as Assistant Professor of Indigenous Studies at the First Nations University of Canada. He is interested in Anishinaabe resurgence, especially in governance, health, land and language.

KIM TALLBEAR
Twitter | Facebook

Kim TallBear is Associate Professor, Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta, and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience & Environment. She is a regular media commentator in US, Canadian, and UK outlets on issues related to Indigenous peoples, science, technology, and sexualities. She is a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate in South Dakota, USA.

KENNETH T. WILLIAMS
Twitter | Facebook

Kenneth T. Williams is a Cree playwright from the George Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan’s Treaty 4 territory, and the first Indigenous person to earn an M.F.A. in playwriting from the University of Alberta. His plays have been produced across Canada and include Care, Café Daughter, Gordon Winter, Thunderstick, Bannock Republic, Suicide Notes and Three Little Birds. An Assistant Professor with the U of A’s Department of Drama, Ken puts his personal and professional experience to good use as an active member of Edmonton’s theatre community.

. . . . . . .

Where the money goes


TECHNOLOGY: Every month, there are technological costs associated with hosting and distributing the podcast, along with the companion website. We also invested upfront in the hardware needed to record the show, and in the software we use to edit it (Hindenburg Journalist).

LABOUR: This is the time and effort Rick spends producing, hosting and editing the show each week, along with the time and effort the other roundtablers dedicate to preparing for and participating in the show. Your monthly support of MEDIA INDIGENA's operations also enable our constant curation and creation of news and views on Twitter and Facebook. Last but not least, your contributions go toward the hours and energy Rick and others put into marketing and promotion, event planning, and other admin-type stuff.


. . . . . . .

HOW TO PATREON


Patreon is a platform that makes it easy for you to directly sustain the work of creators you believe in through a regular monthly payment on your credit card. (Payments you may stop at any time.) In return, you receive rewards based on your level of support. As contributions from patrons collectively add up, MEDIA INDIGENA achieves new milestones, thus enabling us to produce even more of what you love.

If you're brand new to Patreon or crowdfunding, a good place to start is the site's own help desk. Alternatively, should you ever get stuck at any point, feel free to email your questions to [email protected] and I'll do my best to help.

Important things to know upfront:

  • Patreon uses US Dollars only, which means your pledge will be in US Dollars, (check the exchange rate to see what that works out to in your currency)
  • Your very first pledge will be processed immediately, then on the 1st of the month after that

Recent posts by Rick Harp

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
77 patrons
Exclusive access to updates we post here on Patreon, along with our sincere thanks.
Pledge $5 or more per month
167 patrons
THE ABOVE, plus:

• Early access to show notes
• First notice of events we organize or co-sponsor
• 10% discount on MI events
• 10% discount on MI merchandise
Pledge $10 or more per month
50 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE, plus:

• 15% discount on MI event admissions
• 15% discount on MI merchandise
Pledge $20 or more per month
29 patrons
ALL OF THE ABOVE, except:

• 25% discount on MI event admissions
• 25% discount on MI merchandise