Climate and Emergencies

BCMA Climate Action Podcast Series EP1: Dr. Deondre Smiles

October 2021

We are excited to announce the BCMA’s Climate Action Podcast Series. To kick off the series, this first episode interviews Dr. Deondre Smiles, an Indigenous geographer and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria. Dr. Smiles (he/him) is Ojibwe, Black, and settler, and a citizen of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe.

In this episode, Dr. Smiles discusses the legacies of settler colonialism in environmentalism and climate action, as well as the potential role of the cultural sector in reimagining stewardship, centering Indigenous ways of knowing, and creative ways of relating with living environments, including more-than-human kin, in an era of climate crisis. 


To read Settler Logics of (Outer) Space referenced in this episode, click here. To learn more about Dr. Smiles’ and his other works, click here.


The BC Museums Association gratefully acknowledges funding support of this project from the Government of Canada.