Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde

Ahkameyimok Podcast with Perry Bellegarde

Tom Jackson and the Huron Carole

December 21, 2020

Tom Jackson took a break from his annual Huron Carole concert series, fundraising for homeless shelters, to join National Chief Perry Bellegarde in a special holiday edition of Ahkameyimok. The award winning actor, musician and social activist talks about how he turned his life around by helping others, why compassion and kindness are so important, and the importance of making love an action word, especially as we're locked into this pandemic. And be sure to stick around until the end to hear Tom sing a special holiday song from his Huron Carole setlist.

Tom Jackson is a veteran actor, singer, and social activist from One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six Territory in Saskatchewan. He has starred in big budget Hollywood films like 2019’s "Cold Pursuit" with Liam Neeson, and in Netflix series like "Outlander," the CBC’s "North of Sixty," and made guest appearances on popular shows like "Star Trek: The Next Generation." He has also released best-selling country albums, all while taking the lead in the fight against poverty in Canada, through his annual Huron Carole concert series. That popular holiday season variety show has raised tens of millions of dollars for homeless and vulnerable Canadians since Jackson launched it thirty-three years ago. In recognition of his community leadership, Tom Jackson was recently made a Companion of the Order of Canada.

A big thanks goes out to the Red Dog Singers of Treaty 4 Territory in Saskatchewan for our theme music.

The Ahkameyimok Podcast is produced by David McGuffin of Explore Podcast Productions.