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Dispatch: Lighting the 8TH Fire

Anishinaabe activist, scholar and mother, Leanne Simpson explains the '8TH Fire' prophecy and what needs to happen in the relationship between Indigenous people and Canada before it can be lit.

Simpson is the author of Lighting the 8th Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence and Protection of Indigenous Nations and Dancing On Our Turtle's Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence.
Producer: Connie Walker.
Editor: Jan Silversthorne


Leanne Simpson

About the Filmmaker

Connie Walker is a Cree journalist from the Okanese First Nation in Saskatchewan. She has worked for CBC television for more than a decade as host, reporter or producer on a number of different programs. She is the producer for It's Time, episode 2 of the 8th Fire television series. Read more