James Favel, Winnipeg, Peguis First Nation
“You’re a stakeholder because you’ve got to walk these streets every day.”
From: How We Go Home
James Favel, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, is of the Peguis First Nation. He describes his childhood in Winnipeg and his reaching out to his father as teenager, and reconnecting with his culture. He shares about his young adulthood as a drug dealer, before settling in Winnipeg and forming the Bear Clan Patrol, which protects the elderly and vulnerable in his north Winnipeg community.
Sara Sinclair is an oral historian, writer, and educator of Cree-Ojibwe and mixed settler descent. Sara teaches in the Oral History Masters Program at Columbia University. She has contributed to the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s Covid-19 Oral History, Narrative and Memory Archive, Obama Presidency Oral History, and Robert Rauschenberg Oral History Project. She has conducted oral histories for the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City Department of Environmental Protection, and the International Labor Organization, among others. Sara is co-editor of Robert Rauschenberg: An Oral History, published with Columbia University Press in 2019.