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R2Kast 199 - Tatum Claypool on Canadian History and Resurgence of Indigenous people in Agriculture

Season 4, Ep. 34

Fixing a politically engrained issue in Canada and living -40!

Night 2 in Brazil I jumped in the pool again on my own when everyone was bored of it…as it felt like nothing short of warm tea I decided to jump out and heard someone shout “hey Wallace” and I instant recognised the person as the 2024 Nuffield Scholar with hands down the coolest title!  

Tatum who works in credit is from an indigenous population in north Battleford, Saskatchewan! She is aiming to look at the resurgence of indigenous people in agriculture…let me tell you the barriers people have faced purely based on their origin is insane and not too much of a distant memory yet!

You can also tune in for my most embarrassing story yet in the first few minutes!

A pretty bloody inspiring episode with my Canadian mother in Brazil!😂


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