Corky II — From Orcapedia by Paul Watson & Tiffany Humphrey

By Paul Watson & Tiffany Humphrey 1966 est Born December 11, 1969 Captured in Pender Harbor, BC 1969 Sent to Marineland of Pacific 1987 Sent to SeaWorld San Diego Species: Orcinus orca Breed: Northern Resident Meaning of name: Irish for “hill hollow” Captivity History: Captured at around age 4 from A5 pod in Pender Harbor, BC Mother: Stripe (died in the wild in 2000) Full Siblings: A21, A29, Okisollo, Ripple, FifeOffspring: Calf (1977) first Orca…

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Orcas: Our Shared Future at the Royal BC Museum (Victoria, Canada)

Exhibition on now BUY TICKETS: https://sales.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/DateSelection.aspx?item=35 Dive deep into the stories and science that surround the magnificent orca, spirit of BC’s wild coast and apex predator of all oceans. Follow the currents of ecological activism, popular culture and Indigenous beliefs to gain a new appreciation of these sophisticated animals, long feared in Western cultures as “killer whales.” Discover the complex social structure of orca society and reflect on the surprising consequences of captivity. The Salish…

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Discussing the “Charming” Psychopathy of Corporations with Filmmaker Joel Bakan

By Izzy Almasi  What do you think of when you hear the word “psychopath?” Is it Norman Bates dressed in his darling mother’s clothes? Perhaps it’s Christian Bale’s handsome face spattered with blood in American Psycho. I’m sure the logo of a large corporation like Nike or Apple wasn’t the first image to pop into your head. Joel Bakan, the world-famous filmmaker, lawyer, author and esteemed jazz guitarist, has made it his mission to reveal the true…

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World Whale Day- Online Event

Feb 21, 2021 – 2 pm PST Skaana podcast host, Mark Leiren-Young, shares stories about orca history, orca language and orca love from his award-winning book, the story of Moby Doll – The Killer Whale Who Changed the World. Join the pod as Mark streams stories from the coast of the Salish Sea – home of the amazing and endangered southern resident orcas – on Facebook live. To attend this online event, register on Eventbrite using this…

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Carl Safina Talks Critter Culture, Communication and Complexity of Animal Emotions on Skaana

Written by Izzy Almasi  Have you ever watched an animal in the wild or, perhaps, in a nature documentary and wondered what their life is like? Sure, they live on the same planet as us, breathe the same air, exist under the same sky. But it can feel like they live in another world. According to renowned ecologist and author, Carl Safina, animals and humans have much in common. It’s actually cultural differences between humans…

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2020 Ten Squared Exhibition

Check out Skaana Producer, Rayne Ellycrys Benu’s, art in the 2020 Ten Squared Exhibition at the Federation Gallery! Dec 14-23 2020 “Make memorable moments this season with over 300 original artworks from over 100 Canadian artists. Do you have something for everyone your list? This exhibition has a variety of styles, colours and subjects for everyone – naughty or nice! You know, you should secure a little something for yourself after all these family meals…

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Fish — Friends or Food? Discussing Fisheries and Conservation with Legendary Fisheries Expert Daniel Pauly

By Izzy Almasi When you’re eating spicy tuna rolls or fish and chips, do you ever wonder where the fish came from? Do you know if it’s Canadian, Chinese, or Spanish? Daniel Pauly, one of the world’s foremost fisheries experts, wants us to take a minute to consider how well-travelled the fish on our plates may be and how ethically it was sourced. “Fish consumption has increased globally. It is now 20 kilos per person,…

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Wade Davis’s Thoughts on the Future of America and a Country Divided

By Izzy Almasi The United States is a country divided into Republicans and Democrats, haves and have nots, Biden and Trump supporters. But what does this mean for the future of America? According to world-renowned anthropologist and best-selling author Wade Davis, it means the American people have some work to do if they want to maintain their country’s status and legacy. “Whatever happens in November, it won’t mean the end of this incredible schism between…

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Discussing the Symptoms of COVID Culture, Donald Trump, and the American “Empire” with Wade Davis

By Izzy Almasi & Mark Leiren-Young Does Donald Trump’s irresponsible response to COVID mean the American Era is over? Wade Davis, the best-selling author and world-renowned anthropologist, thinks America’s response to COVID is a symptom that the country is diseased. “America was the land of Walt Whitman, the Grateful Dead. Abraham Lincoln couldn’t tell a lie. The current president cannot recognize the truth,” David told the Skaana podcast. “If Lincoln called for charity for all and malice…

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Join Skaana Host Mark Leiren-Young for the 2020 Victoria Book Prizes Gala!

Mark has been nominated for a City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize and would like to invite you all to join in the online gala happening this year to celebrate! “Join us for a free online event celebrating our region’s finest authors. CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie will host the gala in a new format, but it will still include readings by shortlisted authors and the awarding of the Victoria Book Prizes. Please register to attend…

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