Archive: Distant Voices

Hosted by Eva Solomon, this series profiles some of the diverse and fascinating individuals who live and work in northern Ontario, from musicians and educators to athletes and activists. In describing their achievements, guests provide anecdotes of their upbringing and describe what it is like to live in the north.


Air Date: September 01, 1994 - 26:49
Ruby Slipperjack is a writer who spent her early years on her father's trap line on Whitewater Lake.
Air Date: August 25, 1994 - 26:49
Betty-Lou is working to complete the construction of a medicine lodge founded by her father, Dan Pine, a lifelong herbal and spiritual healer who died last year at the age of 93.
Air Date: August 18, 1994 - 26:50
Host Eva Solomon talks with Deputy Grand Chief of the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Jim Morris about health issues, child and family services, and youth suicide.
Air Date: August 11, 1994 - 26:49
Medicine woman and respected elder Ann Wilson talks to host Eva Solomon about becoming a pipe carrier and about a way of life that she says can never be reclaimed.
Air Date: August 04, 1994 - 26:49
Host Eva Solomon talks with AIDS activist Amber O'Hara, who in the early 1990s tested positive for HIV, about her turbulent life, and her work in educating the Aboriginal community about AIDS.
Air Date: July 28, 1994 - 26:50
Host Eva Solomon talks with Bobby Narcisse about his experiences as a volunteer with the Multicultural Centre in Thunder Bay.
Air Date: July 14, 1994 - 26:49
Esther Jacko is a traditional storyteller focused on environmental issues. She has been on both provincial and federal assessment boards, and is currently engaged in the cleanup of tailings in Elliot Lake
Air Date: July 07, 1994 - 26:49
Don Jones is a regional director of Treaty and Aboriginal Rights Research (TARR) for the Treaty Three region. The compensation that TARR is requesting is grounded in Jones's knowledge of the land and in the teaching of the elders.
Air Date: June 30, 1994 - 26:50
Brian Maracle, award-winning journalist and author of the book "Crazywater: Native Voices on Addiction and Recovery", talks about the destructive legacy of alcohol to the Aboriginal community.
Air Date: June 23, 1994 - 26:49
Marlene Pierre, an activist and organizer in the provincial and national Aboriginal movement since 1971, and the president of the Native Women's Association of Canada, talks with Eva Solomon.
Air Date: June 16, 1994 - 26:49
Tim Esquega, with only a grade education, has become a respected Aboriginal leader, silviculturist, labour negotiator, and guest speaker. With host Eva Solomon.
Air Date: June 09, 1994 - 26:49
Lawrence Martin, executive director of the Wawatay Native Communications Society and mayor of Sioux Lookout, talks to host Eva Solomon about the loss of Aboriginal language.
Air Date: June 02, 1994 - 26:49
In this opening program, host Eva Solomon introduces the 13 First Nations people who will be profiled in subsequent installments.