Aug 10, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Father Jean Pochat - Episode 7 Audio
The Late Show Father Jean Pochat - Episode 7 Aug 10, 2011 | 27:28Father Jean Pochat was seen by many as a rebel. An open-minded, trustworthy priest, he was not afraid to challenge the hierarchy of the church. Born in France, he spent nearly 60 years with his feet firmly planted on the permafrost in the Northwest Territories. He was head of the residential school - Grandin College - and charged with producing nuns and priests, instead he encouraged his graduates to become aboriginal leaders and activists. Father Pochat also helped survivors of abuse from other residential schools stand up for their rights. Father Pochat died in 2010 at home, in Behchoko, NWT with his family, the Tilcho.
Jul 26, 2011 | 27:29The Late Show Jon Lien - Episode 5 Audio
The Late Show Jon Lien - Episode 5 Jul 26, 2011 | 27:29Jon Lien was the Whale Man, a shaggy-haired Viking from South Dakota who saved hundreds of whales from certain death in the waters off Newfoundland; the animal behaviourist found a way to get the marine giants co-operation, to let him free them from the fishing nets they were trapped in. In the process, he helped two species - the fisherman and the whale - learn to co-exist. He was also a passionate professor; an organic farmer; and a man who loved life - and his family - in equal measure. Jon was and is an inspiration to those who seek new and innovative answers to old problems.
Aug 24, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Lynn Thomson - Episode 9 Audio
The Late Show Lynn Thomson - Episode 9 Aug 24, 2011 | 27:28Lynn Thomson had a smile that could light up a room. The tough talking wheelchair bound double amputee dedicated herself to helping young people get off drugs and start new lives in the process. Lynn could relate to the hard life on the streets of Winnipeg since she had been a street kid herself. But in her sobriety, and grateful for a second chance, she lead a generous and selfless life.
Aug 31, 2011 | 27:28The Late Show Noah Augustine - Episode 10 Audio
The Late Show Noah Augustine - Episode 10 Aug 31, 2011 | 27:28Noah Augustine lived his life in the promise of his people. He was a proud Mi'kmaq man, a skilled orator, writer and poet, whose words pointed to a better way and a better life for aboriginal communities. His larger than life personality enchanted many who knew him, including some of the most powerful and influential politicians and business people in New Brunswick.
But Noah Augustine also faced tragedy, courted controversy and lived through many highs and lows. And he died young....before he could fulfill his promise as a First Nation leader.
Aug 3, 2011 | 27:29The Late Show Ottilia Chareka - Episode 6 Audio
The Late Show Ottilia Chareka - Episode 6 Aug 3, 2011 | 27:29Ottilia Chareka grew up in a small, rural village in Zimbabwe. A beautiful young woman, her father expected to collect a "bride prize" as quickly as possible, assuming she'd marry young. But Ottilia had other plans. She had ambitions to become the first girl in her clan to finish high school and become a teacher. She succeeded. But when she moved to Canada, she found out her credentials were not accepted. So, she began again. While working as a maid at a hotel in Fredericton, she saved enough money for university tuition. After completing her PhD, she became a highly respected professor in the Faculty of Education at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS. She was a spirited mother to five girls and her boundless enthusiasm, intellect and empathy made her a favourite of both staff and students. Tragically, Ottilia died on March 16, 2011. Her husband has been charged with first degree murder.