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Tsuut'ina spoken word artist performs poem on racism and identity

Alanna Bluebird-Onespot is a spoken word artist from the Tsuut'ina First Nation. This video, A Generation, was shot by Rebecca Kelly and edited by Erin Callihoo for CBC.

Alanna Bluebird-Onespot presents her original piece: A Generation

Alanna Bluebird-Onespot, a spoken word artist from the Tsuut'ina First Nation, performs "A Generation" on the subject of racism. 2:26

Alanna Bluebird-Onespot is a spoken word artist from the Tsuut'ina First Nation.

Here she is performing a poem on the subject of racism. It's called, A Generation. 

The video was shot by Rebecca Kelly and edited by Erin Callihoo for the CBC.


Join CBC Alberta for a personal and in-depth discussion about systemic racism, We Need to Talk, on Thursday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. MT. Join CBC hosts Sandra Batson and Tanara McLean for a free, public forum discussion that shines a light on systemic racism in the province through the stories of people who have experienced it firsthand, with an aim to put forward potential solutions, concrete actions and examples of success. 

Panellists will include: 

  • Adora Nwofor, Calgary comedian and activist.
  • David Este, professor of social work, University of Calgary.
  • Ryan Holtz, Edmonton podcaster and marketing expert.
  • Jodi Calahoo-Stonehouse, executive director of Natamoowin, Yellowhead Indigenous Education Foundation.
  • Spirit River Striped Wolf, president of Mount Royal University students association.

With special performances from:

  • Alanna Bluebird-Onespot, poet, Tsuut'ina Nation.
  • Andrew Parker, Edmonton teacher.

You can watch it live on: cbc.ca/weneedtotalkcbc.ca/calgary or cbc.ca/edmontonCBC Calgary's Facebook feedCBC Edmonton's Facebook feedCBC Gem or CBC Television. 

Have a personal story to share about your experience with systemic racism? Email weneedtotalk@cbc.ca.

Video shot by Rebecca Kelly, edited by Erin Callihoo for the CBC

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