In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down for a full length featured chat with the members of A Tribe Called Red. A Tribe Called Red is an award winning, Indigenous DJ collective that has taken the world by storm with their unique blend of both contemporary & traditional Indigenous musical stylings.Read More
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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back to the North American Indigenous Games for a sit down, feature chat with Dallas Soonias. Dallas is Anishinaabe (registered at Cape Croker FN) but was raised in Saskatoon, SK and he's been a member Team Canada men's volleyball team for a decade now!Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down and chat with Raven Kanatakta of Digging Roots. This chat happened live at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games and was recorded in front of Youth athletes and the general public and it focuses on the roots of their music, their process of making music & what it's like to live and tour on the road with a family. We get nerdy and talk guitars and all things nerdy about the guitar, breaking the law & we talk about living through love rather than anger or frustration.Read More
In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have a sit down feature chat with Crystal Shawanda. Crystal shares her story of moving from Wikwemikong to Nashville at a young age & working her way up from an open mic'er to an International superstar. We cover the bumps along the road & how easy it is to get lost along the way down our lifes path. And, finally, we talk about the change her music has taken recently in her move from country music to the blues.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast I sit down with Gitz Crazyboy (Dene/Blackfoot) and we talk about his work around his home community of Fort McMurray, AB. Gitz is a Youth Worker and has been vocal in the past number of years about the injustices development bring in terms of environmental impacts, the abuse of land, water & ultimately our communities and our women.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with the genre bending Tanya Tagaq Gillis. Unconventional in her approach to Traditional Inuit Throat Singing, Tagaq has created a name for herself as a risk taking, innovating & dynamic World talent. Her new album, Animism, is being released by Canadian label, Six Shooter Records, on Tuesday May 27th.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with Justice Murray Sinclair - the Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada. In this featured chat we talk about whether Canada's IRS policy fall under the definition of genocide, Duncan Campbell Scott and the legacy of his policies, the language we use around IRS, what reconciliation looks like AND we hit all stops in between.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you into the world of podcasting with a "how to podcast" adventure. I get asked all the time about how someone can get started podcasting and the answer is quite simple - start recording yourself. Then listen to this podcast episode and learn the ins and outs.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast I am joined by Sarah Cortez (Metis), Janice Makokis (Cree) & Dawn Marie Marchand (Cree/Metis) and we discuss Bill C-33, or the First Nation Control Of First Nation Education Act. The bill has been tabled in the House of Commons and will be moved quickly through the house to gain Royal Assent (brought into law) and the race is now on to educate those that will be deeply effected by the bill.Read More
Tall Paul's music strikes a balance between the ol' school consciousness of original hip hop but it's also unapologetically forward looking as his lyrics are deeply personal and rooted in his reality as an Anishinaabe person living on the south side of Minneapolis.Read More
Do you ever ask yourself the big question - Why are we here? What's life all about? Why does bacon taste so good - yet it'll kill ya if ya eat too much of it? In this podcast series Clarence Two Toes give you his take on what life is about. His take no prisoners style and his no nonsense way of going about things will let you see life a little differently - hopefully.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to Regina, SK for the 14th Annual Sakewewak Distinguished Storytellers Festival. We are joined by two of the festivals headlining acts - Moe Clark (Metis) & Mihirangi (Maori).Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to Ottawa, ON for a live recording of the podcast done in partnership with Niigaan: In Conversation.The esteemed panel of guests include Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Serpent River Chief Isadore Day, Wab Kinew, Leanne Simpson, Lee Maracle, Geraldine King & Celina Cada-Matasawagon. I tasked the group with taking a look back at the last year in regards to the rise of Idle No More.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you inside the SFU Woodwards Theatre in downtown Vancouver for the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF). This was an incredible show that features Richard Van Camp (Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT), Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree) and Klee Benally (Dine/Russian/Polish).Read More
Red Man Laughing - Reclaiming Culture & Story Through New Media & Comedy W/Sterlin Harjo & Ryan McMahon
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back inside the walls of the 6th Annual Indigenous Writers Gathering. This time we bring you to the panel talk featuring Sterlin Harjo (Director/Writer/Producer) and Ryan McMahon (Comedian/Writer). During this panel they talk about the influence new media has played in the reclaiming of culture and story as it pertains to the empowerment of communities and performance groups like the 1491's and in Ryan's standup comedy career.Read More
Red Man Laughing - 6th Annual U of T Indigenous Writers Gathering Featuring David Treuer, Taiaiake Alfred & Lee Maracle
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you inside the 6th Annual University of Toronto Indigenous Writers Gathering which took place on campus at First Nations House. We hear from David Treuer (Anishinaabe - Leech Lake, MN), Taiaiake Alfred (Kahnawake Mohawk) and Lee Maracle (Sto:lo Nation) as they talk about their works and how they connect to the land.
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we debut a new series that we'll feature throughout the season called "Stories From The Land." In the debut episode of Stories From The Land we hear from NWT Storyteller and Educator, Scott McQueen. He recounts a story about North America's biggest dog sled race. He takes us inside the traplines and onto Great Slave Lake and lets us into a world of dogs, toboggans AND snow...lots of snow.Read More
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we sit down for a featured chat with the 1491's.
The 1491's are a sketch comedy & video artist collective that have
produced a large body of video work on the internet which pushes
boundaries, opens doors and turns Indian Country on its head. Musical guests in this episode include Tall Paul & Bear Fox.
In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with Christi Belcourt, a Metis visual artist and the founder & creator of the "Walking With Our Sisters" moccassin tops & vamps project - a commemorative art
installation comprised of 1,600+ moccasin vamps (tops) created and
donated by hundreds of caring and concerned individuals to draw
attention to the gross injustice Indigenous Women face in North America. We talk art, community & the reclamation of spirit and community through grassroots work and visioning.