Jolene Banning

Jolene Banning is an Anishinaabe journalist living and working from her traditional territory of Fort William First Nation. She is a producer for Makwa Creative, an Indigenous-owned production company and one of the hosts of Auntie Up!, the podcast for, by, and about Indigenous women. Her storytelling explores Anishinaabe resilience and culture, and how these push back against settler colonialism. She produces a national column for CBC Radio called Stories from Anemki Wajiw, which highlights Indigenous knowledge and relationships.

Latest from Jolene Banning

This Anishinaabekwe is keeping Indigenous governance alive through her relationships with the land

An Anishinaabe woman from Fort William First Nation, an Ojibway First Nation reserve in Ontario, shares her knowledge about harvesting spruce roots for basket making and how it demonstrates Anishinaabe governance in action.

National gathering charts path forward for unmarked grave searches at former residential school sites

A national gathering this week will help with next steps, as Indigenous communities across the country grapple with the task of searching for unmarked graves at the sites of former residential schools.

After 2 years, Makwa Patrol remains on patrol, keeping the most vulnerable in Kenora safe

Patrol are out 24/7, travelling by van or on foot, building relationships and providing support to the city's most vulnerable residents.

Fort William First Nation elder fundraising for community teepee

An Elder from Fort William First Nation is behind a grassroots effort to purchase a teepee to shelter sacred fires year-round.

What's up this weekend in Thunder Bay

There's something for every musical taste this weekend in Thunder Bay.

What's Up This Weekend in Thunder Bay

It's not quite Halloween but you can still dress up!

What's Up this weekend in Thunder Bay

Here's a look at some of the cool, fun things to do this weekend in Thunder Bay and area.