Red Man Laughing - Land

In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to share three stories that might shine a lit & provide perspective on why he believes land needs to be central to every conversation about reconciliation happening today.

Red Man Laughing - Self Care

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.

Red Man Laughing - Education

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 reconcliation 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.

Red Man Laughing - Indian Act

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?

Red Man Laughing - Dreams

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.

Red Man Laughing - The Sugar Bush Family

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.

Red Man Laughing - Nationhood

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.

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.

Red Man Laughing - The Murrary Sinclair Keynote

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. 

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.

Red Man Laughing - On Reconciliation

In this special episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we are treated to a rant by Ryan McMahon on his thoughts around reconciliation - what it is & what it isn't in his mind, what the pathway forward does/doesn't look like and who's on the hook for all the heavy lifting that will be required to move forward in Canada.

Red Man Laughing - The Nigel BSU Interview

In this episode of Red Man Laughing we chat with Dene standup comedian & writer, Nigel Born Standing Up (Dene, Cold Lake, AB). Nigel, originally from Northern, AB, has just completed the Comedy Program at Humber College in Toronto, ON and has started his journey on his comedy path.