We've CURATED 5 interviews from our ARCHIVES that bring up integral points to the conversation around reconciliation.
Here at Red Man Laughing we've been very lucky - we've talked to some of the sharpest, forward thinking & inquisitive Indigenous Peoples working in the movement today. Every guest we manage to convince to do this show (we've had a few so, "No," right Sherman Alexie?) are generous with their time and patient with our interviewing/show style.
Both Tanya Tagaq & Romeo Saganash are survivors of the IRS school system and in these interviews talk about how they were/weren't able to move forward & they both share how their experiences at the schools shape their realities today.
Christi Belcourt is the creator of the Walking With Our Sisters commemorative art instalation and is on the front lines of working with communities and families around the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous Women, children & Two Spirited people. The ongoing colonization & assimilation policies in place today play a MAJOR role in this epidemic - we talk at length about how our families, communities & Nations can put an end to this.
Justice Murray Sinclair is one of the commissioners with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada and in this in depth interview we cover his work, his feelings on the ongoing efforts of the TRC and all stops in between.
In the Circumpolar Woman's Gathering closing circle, we bring you to the floor of the closing event of their conference to hear how Women from the North are making efforts to bring health, balance and well being back to communities. This is a FASCINATING look at the work on the ground.
THE CHRISTI BELCOURT INTERVIEW
*interview starts at 10:45
THE ROMEO SAGANASH INTERVIEW
*interview starts at 8:43
THE JUSTICE MURRAY SINCLAIR INTERVIEW
*episode begins at 10:47
CIRCUMPOLAR WOMEN'S GATHERING CLOSING
*episode begins at 12:40
THE TAGAQ INTERVIEW
*episode begins at 14:23