Season 5 of the Red Man Laughing Podcast was dedicated entirely to conversations, investigations & disruptions about reconciliation in Canada. We have assembled the five most downloaded episodes of the season for those of you looking to get a taste of the work we did this past year.
Through 19 episodes of the show, over 120,000 downloads of the season & with nearly 100 hours of (digital) tape recorded in regards to reconciliation, we weren't able to come to a "conclusion" about reconciliation but we were able to identify some of the challenges, best practices, abject failures and a few successes in the efforts around reconciliation.
Happy listening, everyone.
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 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 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 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 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.