This episode of Ideas includes a lecture by Max FineDay given at Vancouver Island University as Part of the University's "Indigenous Speakers Series." FineDay, the Executive Director of Canada Roots Exchange discusses the historical legacy of treaties, reserves, the pass system, economic disenfranchisement and relates them to contemporary the intergenerational pain among Indigenous youth has led to young children taking their own lives, he argues that reconciliation must include land reclamation.
We hand the mics over to the students of Fanshawe College in London, ON, and we hear about the challenges & pressures of being an Indigenous student in 2016, we talk about reconciliation 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..
Monkman's work subverts the style of the paintings of the Old Masters and teases the founding narratives of Confederation. Through this work, the Cree artist and his alter ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle, are challenging national myths.
Canada marks its 150th birthday this year. But the event is not a celebration for everyone. Indigenous people across the country are pointing out that for them, it's a symbol of 150 years of colonization. Some are looking for changes to the celebrations to recognize their much longer history here. Others call for resistance to the birthday party — or just skipping it altogether.
We dedicated an entire season of Red Man Laughing to conversations, explorations and investigations into reconciliation. Season 5 of Red Man Laughing has garnered 150,000 downloads and is being listened to around the world by those interested in independent voices on the movement toward reconciliation in Canada.
In November of 2013, some of our CJSW news volunteers attended a public hearing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada that was held in Calgary. We were able to record hours of testimony from the public. This includes: Indian Residential School Survivors, their children, staff from the schools, and people otherwise affected by Canada’s residential school system. This series presents some of the recordings from the hearings.
The podcast looks at contemporary Indigenous topics and concepts that are relevant in many Indigenous peoples' lives. Every episode, our host Ashley Courchene shares his ideas through a series of theoretical and practical decolonial frameworks. The Skoden Podcast is also known for its unique and sometimes dark NDN humor which is appreciated by many.
The Skoden Podcast is an independent media platform run for and by Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. Skoden is Native slang for 'let's go then', especially when you wanna start a fight. The guests we bring on know how to fight. In a world where we work to reclaim what was stolen by settler-colonialism, we learn how to. This is why we are the Skoden Podcast.