Tag Archives: First Nations

Schachar Orenstein is the rabbi at The Spanish and Portuguese synagogue in Montreal and the founder of a Jewish environmental group called Teva Quebec. Rabbi Orenstein speaks with Shtetl about Idle No More, activism and the relationship between Jewish and Indigenous people.

Howard Adler is Jewish and Indigenous (Anishinaabe). Read What I Learned in School, Guilt Shirt and Cold Feet a sampling of his award-winning poetry. And, watch Honour Song, a short video honouring Native Americans who fought in WWII.

Nathan Adler is an Ojibway/Jewish writer and artist. Read his poetry here, and take a look at Flying Bird and Dinosaur Wings, his works of visual art. Nathan is a member of the Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation.

On this episode of Shtetl we talk with actress/director Jennifer Podemski and filmmaker and writer Howard Adler. Both are First Nations (Ojibwe) and Jewish. This episode is part of Indigenous Shtetl: A Special Edition.