In this episode I’d like you to meet my two guests:
In the previous episode 83, you met Zig Misiak, a Canadian historian and educator with Polish roots, who has been involved in work with indigenous people for over half a century, an award-winning author of many books and the only curriculum guide on First Nations history and culture used in hundreds of schools. We talked about the history of and reasons for establishing residential schools.
Today I’m talking Anna Paluch, a Polish-Canadian PhD student at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, who does research on Indigenous culture and who works with indigenous people, providing support in homeless outreach, shelter client care and harm reduction.
More about Anna Paluch: It’s all about cultural connections
Born in Poland, he is an author, playwright and journalist who lives in London. His YouTube channel has gained considerable popularity not only in Britain but all over the world.
We talk about his life and work as well as emigration and his feelings about Poland and being Polish.
More about Piotr Surmaczynski: Fascination with London and passion for politics
I am really happy to inform you that I talked about POLcast in my presentation at the 2021 Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences in Canada conference and won a prize which came with a wonderful Certificate of Excellence: