ReVision Quest looks at Language-PODCAST
We Canadians are learning Aboriginal words all the time. Words like Canada, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Trickster. On Revision Quest, host Darrell Dennis talks with language experts, and Sesame Street’s Grover, and travels through time, to find out if...
ReVision Quest looks at Missing Women-PODCAST
Conservative estimates of the number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada are around 580, but some say there are as many as 3,000. So why is this issue mostly ignored by the general public? Are Canadians really that indifferent to our...
ReVision Quest looks at Storytellers-PODCAST
Do you remember the one about…? Storyteller Duncan Mercredi does. He joins Darrell along this journey into the past to see how today’s storytellers have evolved and why our stories remain alive. Plus, why hip hop star Joey Stylez is considered a...
ReVision Quest looks at Bering Strait-PODCAST
Revision Quest is the show that looks back on Canada’s native history in order to kick some assumptions about the present. And this week, the show takes a kick at one of the biggies: the idea that native Canadians are just transplanted Russians who...
ReVision Quest looks at Parenting-PODCAST
Two years after the government apologized for taking native children away from their families, why are we still taking native kids away from their families? And, on the flip side, why are so many horrific incidents of child abuse still happening in...
ReVision Quest looks at Religion-PODCAST
Jesus vs Nanabush. Darrell looks at religion and native people, exploring some of their different Traditional beliefs, the relationship between Christianity and many native people, and why the two aren’t necessarily incompatible. Why did Residential...
ReVision Quest looks at Reserves-PODCAST
If you focus on news reports, it’s easy to get the impression that reserves in this country are all parceled lands of poverty, inequity, and vice, run by incompetent, corrupt Aboriginals. Darrell Dennis knows the truth is a little more complicated than
ReVision Quest The Fighting Sioux: Battles over the Brand-PODCAST
Now that the Blackhawks have the Stanley Cup once again, it seems unlikely they’ll consider a name change. But, many sports teams with Aboriginal names have. In North Dakota it means jack-hammering the Fighting Sioux logo out of the concrete at the...
ReVision Quest looks at the idea of the Real Indian-PODCAST
As an Aboriginal actor, Darrell Dennis is curious about the Hollywood image of the Native American Indian. In particular, he wonders about the wild savage dressed in buckskin and beads, and the Indian princess with the pure heart and the long, straight
ReVision Quest looks at The Metis-PODCAST
When Riel Day was declared in Manitoba in 2007, it was greeted with both applause and derision. Some seeing him as a Metis hero, and some as a traitor who instigated a Metis rebellion against the nation of Canada. Seems the Metis can still cause a...
ReVision Quest Two Spirited-PODCAST
Ever hear someone being called an aagookwe? Nadle? Or how about winkte? Perhaps not in recent times, but what about Two Spirited? When it comes to Aboriginal gays, lesbians, and transgendered people in North America, their story departs from the...
ReVision Quest looks at Truth and Reconciliation-PODCAST
That’s the premise, but can re-telling the story of our residential school past really bring solace? We’ll hear stories of survivors and engage in some provocative conversations about stealing children, abandoning parents, and trying to make it all...
ReVision Quest looks at Natives in the Military-PODCAST
Darrell wonders: why so many Aboriginal men and women enlist to serve a country that has disenfranchised them? He also talks to some vets about the country they returned to after fighting overseas, and to aboriginal soldiers shipping out to...
ReVision Quest looks at Work-PODCAST
Host Darrell Dennis goes to work on "work." From high unemployment to low expectations, he looks at the harsh realities and persistent misconceptions that greet aboriginal people in the workforce. Always on the job, Darrell learns about the...
ReVision Quest looks at Native Health and the H1N1-PODCAST
The numbers are shocking: if you are First Nations living in Manitoba this year, it’s 6 times more likely that you got sick with the H1N1 virus. Are Native peoples more susceptible? Or, does this just demonstrate the state of Native health and...
ReVision Quest looks at Oka: 20 Years Later-PODCAST
We look back at one of the defining moments of Aboriginal/ Canadian relations. Oka led to near civil war within Canada, and resulted in tremendous changes in relations between Canadians and the country’s first peoples. The Royal Commission on...
ReVision Quest: Everything you wanted to know about Native people but...
At ReVision Quest we pride ourselves on clearing up misconceptions and stereotypes about Aboriginal people. This episode is dedicated to some of the questions we haven't answered yet, like "How do you get an Indian name?" or "Why don't Native people...
ReVision Quest: Bad Romance: "us" and "them"
From its beginning, the relationship between First Nations and the federal government has been... well, rocky at best. What might have looked good on paper, never really materialized into a solid partnership. Will the Reds and the Feds ever work...
ReVision Quest: Urban Natives: Aboriginals and the City
More than half of Canada's Aboriginal population lives in cities. And according to a recent study, many have no plans to return to their reserves. Why are we leaving the rez behind? And what else are we leaving behind when we go? Does leaving the rez...
Revision Quest: Hair Podcast
From the days of pre-contact right up to the Hollywood westerns, long hair has identified Aboriginal people right across North America. While it's effectively the most visual stereotype of Native people, today wearing long hair symbolizes an ancient...
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