“Hi there, it is the Kid Advocate, SEMA’TSE- Jordan. I work at RCY on the Social Media Youth Team. I am First Nations, from Ahousaht (Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Nanaimo (Snuneymuxw), and Terrace (Nisga'a) B.C. I have been in and out of care my whole life. This podcast is based on my own opinions and experiences with the foster care systems. I want to voice my own experiences with the systems. It is my way of reaching out because I know I am not alone, and I don’t want any kid in care to feel as though they are alone. Because everyone has a voice, and everyone has the right to be heard.”
Episode 6 - The Chauffeur
If being in foster care is hard, aging out can be even harder. In this episode, the Kid Advocate, SEMA'TSE Jordan, poetically describes this harrowing experience from the inside.
Episode 5 - Residential School Aftermath - Part 2
The Kid Advocate, SEMA'TSE Jordan, links residential schools with the foster care system, and looks at what needs to happen - from the perspective of an Indigenous youth - to lower the number of Indigenous kids in care.
Episode 4 - Residential School Aftermath - Part 1
How does the legacy of residential affect youth today? This is the first of a two-part podcast on the ongoing impacts of residential schools, from the perspective of an Indigenous youth.
Episode 3 - Intergenerational trauma - a definition
In this episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan provides her definition of intergenerational trauma, a term we will hear more about as the podcast continues.
Episode 2 - Foster kids are like pit bulls
Like pit bulls? What? In this episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan thoughtfully explores the comparison and discusses what kids in foster care need most.
Episode 1 - Introduction to the Kid Advocate
In this introductory episode, SEMA'TSE Jordan talks about her background and why she is doing this podcast. (hint: there's a clue in the title!)