About Us

The Qalipu is a First Nation of approximately 24,000 members who live in 66 traditional communities on the island of Newfoundland and around the world. 

Our podcast covers news and events involving Qalipu people, and happenings elsewhere in the Indigenous world that matter to us. 

Mi’kmaq Matters is an independent podcast produced by volunteers. 


Host Glenn Wheeler grew up in the Mi’kmaq community of York Harbour. He has a degree in journalism and began his career at CFCB Radio in Corner Brook before working at Canadian Press and the Globe and Mail. For 15 years, he was news editor of the Toronto weekly NOW. Currently, Glenn is Ontario legal counsel for a national trade union. He holds a masters degree in law from the University of Toronto, where he was June Callwood Graduate Fellow in Aboriginal Law from 2012 to 2014.


Producer Allison Baker has a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Ryerson University. As the former multimedia editor for the Ryerson Review of Journalism, Allison co-founded and co-hosted the Review's first-ever regular podcast. She has written for The Walrus, This Magazine, and Canculture. Allison has been the technical assistant for the Native Currents podcast since June 2016.



We thank Qalipu artist Marcus Gosse for permission to use his work. More about Marcus at http://marcusgosse.weebly.com/

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