Red Man Laughing is a space for independent, forward thinking conversations, investigations, pontifications & disruptions about the good, bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take a look at the collision between the Indian Act & reconciliation and we investigate the question whether reconciliation is possible with the Indian Act in place in Canada. We look at the history, intention & fallout of the Indian Act & we ask the essential question - how in the hell do we get rid of the Indian Act?
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.
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Fort William First Nation to visit a group of incredible Anishinaabeg that are dedicating their time, love & energy to a special stand of Maple trees on the side of Mount McKay. This act of Anishinaabe resurgence is rebuilding family, community & Nationhood and it is happening without funding, government support and 100% independently.
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.
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.
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have the honour to take you to Nipissing First Nation to look their community building efforts using storytelling, land based community knowledge and some old fashioned face to face chit chat.
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.
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to explore the theme of family & love being at the core of what we need to move toward reconciliation.
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Shingwauk Indian Residential Schools conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional territory (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) for Justice Murrary Sinclair's keynote address to the Youth participants in attendence. This is a revealing keynote address in which Justice Sinclair shares personal stories of success and of loss, victory and triumph, of love and of loss.
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to the a panel on reconciliation hosted by journalist Rachel Giese and features Lee Maracle and TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson. The panel took place at the ChangeUp 2015 conference hosted by the Inspirit Foundation.
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.
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to the Shingwauk Residential School Conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional territory (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) for the 4Rs Youth Movement panel on Youth Leading Reconciliation.
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.