Aanoodizewin, The Commercial Determinants of Indigenous Health Episode 3: Opioids

In this episode Amy and Daniel speak with Ariel Roddy and Ariel Richer about the opioid industry.

Aanoodizewin is a podcast by Professor Amy Shawanda and Daniel Eisenkraft Klein, academics who have studied the commercial determinants of health in the context of Indigenous communities. In this podcast, they receive expert guests from around the world to discuss how different industries affect and have affected the health of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and worldwide.

Aanoodizewin is availabe on Youtube, Spotify, Apple Music, Iheartradio and Google Podcasts.

About the Guests

Ariel Richer

Podcast Guest

Ariel is Afro-Indigenous and white, descendant of Carib Indians, the Indigenous people of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, College of Social Work. She recently earned a PhD in Social Work at Columbia University School of Social Work working within the Social Intervention Group (SIG). She is an interventionist who engages in community-driven research to co-create culturally-tailored interventions and services that address the substance use, intimate partner violence, and HIV and STI risk (SAVA) syndemic. Ariel works with Black, Indigenous, and queer communities who use drugs and have been disproportionately affected by the criminal-legal system. She is also the Co-Founder/Director of Urban Indigenous Collective, a community-based public health non-profit that serves urban-living Indigenous people living in Lenapehoking (New York City) and the surrounding tri-state area.

Ariel Roddy

Podcast Guest

Dr. Ariel Roddy is a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Ojibwe tribe and an Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northern Arizona University. Her work investigates relationships between colonialism, patriarchy, and system-involvement and substance use. In particular, she investigates systemic barriers to economic mobility for women of colour leaving justice contexts, and the effects of culturally relevant treatment for Indigenous communities.

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