FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A new podcast is launching to share the history and culture of Indigenous people from the Peace region.

Energeticcity and Troyer Ventures have entered a partnership to launch Before the Peace, a monthly podcast featuring members of the Indigenous community in the region.

Host and local author Jenna Morland and producer Tre Lopushinsky will be listening and learning along with listeners as many topics are explored. 

Their first guest will be ​​Garry Oker, a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, traditional song-keeper and entrepreneur who calls Charlie Lake home. Garry is also a Councillor with the Doig River First Nation.

Oker will touch on the history and future of the Tse’K’wa, also known as the Charlie Lake Cave.

Morland believes this is the way we start the reconciliation process.

“Before the Peace is about having a safe space to ask the hard questions, learn about Indigenous history, and the people beyond the trauma. Listening to their truth is one way to begin reconciliation,’ said Morland.

Steve Troyer of Troyer Ventures helped to develop the idea for the podcast and will provide the funding to produce it.

“History should be about discovering the stories of past events and their impact on people. Fully understanding history requires exploring past events from the views of other people for the purpose of letting those events inform our current understanding of truth. I can not think of a better way to learn about other people’s views than to listen to their stories.”

Moose FM/Energeticcity.ca News Director and producer of the podcast Tre Lopushinsky says, “We go through our day-to-day without stopping to realize how we all got to where we are. Before the Peace gives listeners a chance to stop, listen and learn about the history, culture and issues of our Indigenous neighbours in the area.”

The first episode will be released on October 28th, 2021. 

Subscribe now using your favourite podcast app or at www.energeticcity.ca/podcasts.

Anyone with a guest or program idea can email beforethepeace@moosefm.ca