Teachings In The Air is an Indigenous health and wellness podcast hosted by Elder Gerry Oldman.
Teachings in the Air aims to inspire, motivate, and empower Indigenous people to be sound in mind, body and spirit - because that's what healthy means.
“I look forward to working on Let the Healing Begin” – Gerry Oldman
This is the finale episode of Season 5 of Teachings in the Air titled “The Healing Road”
Season 5 of TIA titled “Strong Mind, Body, Spirit, & Heart” has come to a close, and host Gerry shares his stories and experiences with the latest season, reflecting on how he wants to remain on the Healing Road. Gerry goes in depth about his many journeys in life, with healing and wellness being a constant, even in the most difficult times. Gerry & the TIA team express major appreciation for Season 5’s amazing guests who shared their beautiful teachings and gifts with everyone.
“We are the ones that our ancestors have been waiting for” – Rose Melnyk
**This episode is a re-recording due to audio issues with the original, our apologies go out to the Indigenous nurses who took the time to share their stories & experiences with Gerry. **
This weeks episode is titled “Celebrating Indigenous Nurses”
This is a very special episode for Gerry, as he shared the space with Indigenous nurses Rose Melnyk, Tamara Bob, Lisa Bouroque Bearskin, and Cassie Michell Bader. These Indigenous medical workers brought amazing inspiration to the podcast! They shared about difficulties working their way through school & their current professions, as well great insights to how they overcame while holding onto their Indigenous teachings in a modern work field.
“Movement is Medicine, Motion is Lotion”
Teachings in the air is in its 5th season of #StrongMindBodySpiritHeart
In this episode, Gerry Oldman shares the space with the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity, & Recreation Council (ISPARC). Gerry shares personal stories and experiences including health, physical activity, and sports with his guests Richard Peter, Amanda de Faye, Dwayne Roberts, and Daniel Young-Mercer. ISPARC started in 2007 in hopes to improve the health & wellbeing of BC’s Indigenous people. Now, a provincial organization with the purpose of improving the health of BC Indigenous people’s by encouraging physical activity in individuals, families, and communities.
“I knew that I had to personally change to be effective, I had to free myself…& believe in change”- Gerry Oleman
Welcome to the 13th episode in Season 5 of Teachings in the Air. This week’s episode is titled “Absolute Fairness for All”
Gerry shares the space with San’yas team members Kelly Pollock, Arezou Soltani, and Robin Smoker-Peters. Gerry shares a conversation with the team about systemic racism in Canada and help create understanding & inspire people to carry on. The San’yas team & Gerry share the work they’re doing in order to help fight back against racism through their facilitation work, personal experiences, and motivations.
“I just have to say that to our relatives out there, Come Home, fight to get back” – Aaron Nelson-Moody
This week’s episode of TIA is titled “The Beauty Way.” Gerry shares the space with Indigenous artists Splash (Aaron Nelson-Moody), Nashmenetanaht (Atheana Picha), and Sydney Pickering to share a discussion about their journeys to becoming Indigenous artists in the modern day. Looking back at how art and culture were taken away from the communities and where it is today in reclaiming it. Also a deeper look into their personal philosophies, inspirations, and teachings they’d like to share with the community.
“I heard them sing with hand drums, and I watched them. I could see them identify totally as Indigenous. Just by being in contact with culture.” – Gerry Oldman
This week’s episode of Teachings in the Air is titled “Free Yourself” as Gerry shares the space with his guests Lori Pruce (Director of Indigenous Programs & Relationships) and James Knighton (Indigenous Programs & Relationships Analyst) of BC Corrections. This episode is a deep look into our history in this country in regard to corrections and what is being done to help the overrepresented Indigenous community in the prison system of Canada. Gerry shares personal stories and history with Lori & James about the corrections institutions and the work going into helping and reaching the community, no matter where they are.
Season 5 of Teachings in the Air is about #StrongMindBodySpiritHeart