Posts tagged Reconciliation
The Henceforward: Episode #1 - Give It Back

In today's episode, we explore the dynamic and, often times, controversial debate around reparations in Canada.  We feature a number of important conversations and people including members of local indigenous communities, a prominent figure of the Afrikan Global Congress, and voices from the inspirational Black Lives Matter-Toronto movement #BLMTOtentcity.

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Red Man Laughing - Self Care And Reconciliation

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to reflect on the importance of self care inside the reconciliation movement. Ryan gets a nice reminder and teaching about kindness after recording an interview on "The Candy Palmater Show" for CBC Radio 1. In this personal reflection, Ryan reflects on the importance of self care, kindness & embodying teachings we so often speak of but rarely live through.

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Red Man Laughing - Whose Education Is It, Anyway?

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we head to Fanshawe College in London, ON for a student roundtable on education & reconciliation. We hand the mics over to the students and we hear about the challenges & pressures of being an Indigenous student in 2016, we talk about reconciliation and how they are (or are not) experiencing it inside of their school and finally we talk about how education offers a better way forward.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Tanya Tagaq (EP#47)

In this conversation, Tanya Tagaq offers an honest reflection to being an established recording artist today. She speaks about her relationship with her incredible band, her ideas surrounding being a mother and a touring artist, ways in which she practices self care and she shares her views on reconciliation and the important role that art plays in society. Tanya also speaks about her past collaborations and relationship with artist Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, who Tanya is the respondent artist for in the #callresponse project.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory (EP#46)

In this episode we get into conversation with performance artist Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory. She speaks on work as a uaajeerneq performer of Greenlandic mask dancing and her use of poetry as art form. She speaks on her upcoming performance project with #callresponse and we also hear about her experience as a founder and Executive Director of Qaggiavuut, Iqaluit’s first performing arts center. Laakkuluk gives insight on the balance of being a mother and an artist, remembering our connection to land, and ways to create creative space within our communities. 

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Cheryl L'Hirondelle (EP#45)

In this episode we get into conversation with Cheryl L'Hirondelle, a community-engaged Alberta-born, Cree/Metis, interdisciplinary artist, singer/songwriter and curator. L'Hiriondelle speaks about two major projects that continue to evolve through her practice and we hear how music and voice act as the primary tools for expressing her work. She shares reflection on her experience as Ursula Johnsons respondent artist for #callresponse and gives insight regarding the evolving life of the artist and the importance of connectivity.

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Broken Boxes - Interview with Ursula A. Johnson (EP#44)

In this episode we get into conversation with Ursula A. Johnson, a performance and installation artist of Mi’kmaw descent. Ursula breaks down what her practice consists of, her inspirations for becoming an artist, the concepts her work explores and description of recent works. Ursula also speaks on her endurance performance work for The Land Sings and her reflections on the #callresponse project. 

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Broken Boxes - Introduction to #callresponse :: Interview with Artist/ Curators Tania Willard, Maria Hupfield and Tarah Hogue (EP#43)

For our Two Year Anniversary, Broken Boxes Podcast is honored to begin a series of interviews with the Artists involved in #callresponse. This multifaceted project brings together five site­specific art commissions that invite collaboration with individuals, communities, lands and institutions. This socially engaged project focuses on the "act of doing" through performative actions, highlighting the responsibility of voice and necessity of communal dialogue practiced by Indigenous Peoples.

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Red Man Laughing - Miinikaag and the Bear

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we look at reconciliation in a completely different way than we have in other episodes this season. In this episode we ask how Indigenous Peoples can make a return back to our original instructions, our original ways of being, through the "treaties" and "agreements" we made with the world around us, that sustained us for thousands of years.

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Red Man Laughing - Reflections on Reconciliation: Christi Belcourt

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we introduce a NEW, bite sized, special mini-series supplement to Season 5 of the podcast called, "Reflections on Reconciliation." In this first episode of the mini-series, we hear from Michif Artist, Christi Belcourt on her thoughts about art, land & reconciliation.

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Red Man Laughing - The Spirit Of Nationhood W/Elder Dave Courchene

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the "Notions of Nationhood - Tea & Bannock Dialogues" that took place on February 10, 2016 at the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg, for a keynote presentation by Anishinaabe Elder, Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini - Leading Earth Man). 

In this riveting call to action, Elder Courchene implores us to consider our original instructions as Indigenous Peoples, our obligations to each other and to the land and to focus on "us" and not "them" when it comes to Nationhood and rebuilding our communities.

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Red Man Laughing - The Wab Kinew Interview

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we welcome Wab Kinew back to the show. Wab is fresh off of a 2 month tour in support of his best selling memoir, The Reason You Walk, and in this chat we talk reconciliation, the difficult pathway forward in Canada, Indigenous Nationhood & its collision with the Canadian state.

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Red Man Laughing - The Douglas Cardinal Keynote

In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we are pleased to present Douglas Cardinal's keynote presentation at the Shingwauk Indian Residential Schools conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional territory (Sault Ste. Marie, ON). Mr. Cardinal's keynote is wide ranging as he shares personal stories of loss, success & perseverance as well as stories of anger and frustration over the systemic racisms he's had to navigate in his professional life.

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Red Man Laughing (S.5) - The Onaman Collective Interview

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we sit down with two members of the Onaman Collective, Isaac Murdoch & Christi Belcourt and we talk about their vision of reconciliation. Hint - it's on the land, with Youth, practicing art & reconnecting to who we are as Anishinaabe Peoples.

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RMGA EP#14 - Ridding The Country Of The Sir John A Macdonald Problem

In this episode of Ryan McMahon Gets Angry we get to hear Ryan McMahon wish Sir John A Macdonald, Canada's 1st Prime Minister, a very happy birthday (sorta). Ryan raises serious questions are raised about Sir JAM's legacy, his policies and wether it is fair to judge him by today's cultural standards and why giving him a free pass is so dangerous to the pathway forward in this country.

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