ReVision Quest looks at Water-PODCAST
Clean drinking water is supposed to be available to everyone in Canada. But too often Aboriginal communities are under boil water advisories or lack the infrastructure to have clean water in the first place. So what can we do about our H2O woes?
ReVision Quest Eco Warrior vs Eco Developer-PODCAST
The iconic image of the Native warrior standing up against the developers is now part of our national experience, be it Oka, Clayoquot Sound, or Burnt Church. But, who makes a stand when it’s the Natives themselves logging the forest, and mining the...
ReVision Quest Indian Arts and Crafts-PODCAST
When people think of Aboriginal art, they often imagine soapstone carvings, Inuit paintings and beadwork. But Aboriginal artists are also creating internationally-renowned work that’s provocative, ironic, and controversial. Darrell meets some modern...
ReVision Quest looks at Diabetes-PODCAST
On this issue, Aboriginals are #1! Yay. Oops. I mean Boo. Yes, Native people lead the country in many health problems. Is it just poor living conditions? Statistics indicate there’s a lot more going on than that. 50 years ago Diabetes was virtually unk
ReVision Quest looks at Hunting and Fishing-PODCAST
Aboriginal people enjoy special hunting and fishing rights, based on their traditional practices. Have they exploited those rights, or have they had to fight to protect them? With the help of a guide (okay, a lawyer), host Darrell Dennis hunts through
ReVision Quest looks at the Urban Indian-PODCAST
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 looks at Aboriginals and Free Stuff-PODCAST
Native Canadians get everything for free. Or, so the myth goes. This week on ReVision Quest, host Darrell Dennis puts that theory to the test. Can he really get free glasses, free tuition, or even a free truck just for being Aboriginal. And if not,...
ReVision Quest looks at Aboriginals and the Olympics-PODCAST
It’s every athlete’s dream, but why is it so rarely a reality for Aboriginal peoples. For a group of people known for athletic prowess, natives seem extremely under-represented in sports that they should excel at: track, cross country skiing, and many...
ReVision Quest looks at Aboriginals and the Police-PODCAST
After spending half an hour in the back of a Winnipeg police car, Darrell wonders about the relationship between police officers and Aboriginal people in Canada. What kinds of prejudices do police have against Native people? Is there good reason for...
ReVision Quest looks at Alcohol-PODCAST
Why is it when Irish people drink, it’s cute…but when Aboriginal people drink, they’re alcoholics who can’t handle their liquor? Darrell Dennis explores the myths and realities behind alcohol and the Aboriginal community with surprising results. It’
ReVision Quest looks at Cultural Assimilation-PODCAST
Is Affirmative Action the model for all things native? From music awards to education, First Nations get their own categories. Darrell finds out if the move to be inclusive is just creating a new way of compartmentalizing Aboriginals. After all,...
ReVision Quest looks at Education-PODCAST
Indians all get free education, right? Afraid not. There's a great many conditions that come with that 'free' education. And, what are the odds that someone from an isolated reserve in the northern edges of our provinces will be able to survive the...
ReVision Quest looks at Elders-PODCAST
It’s one of the most revered roles in Aboriginal culture, so how does someone become an elder? Darrell sits down with several First Nations people who describe their role as unofficial life
ReVision Quest looks at Gambling-PODCAST
Can legalized gambling pull the Rez out of the cycle of poverty and despair, or will it just replace the old cycle with a new one? As you’ll discover, this isn’t the first time gambling has played an important role in native life, and probably won’t...
ReVision Quest looks at Gangs-PODCAST
Darrell debunks the myth that all young Aboriginal men are gang members. Yes, a problem exists but let’s put it in perspective. There are 1.2 million Aboriginal people in Canada, half of those under the age of 24, so how many native gang members are re
ReVision Quest looks at 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 our people, today wearing long hair symbolizes an ancient bond...
ReVision Quest looks at Housing-PODCAST
While history books and movies have romanticized Aboriginal homes (think teepees and longhouses), the modern day reality is overcrowding and substandard living conditions. How did our home and native land turn into a place where we're struggling to...
ReVision Quest looks at Humour-PODCAST
Many Aboriginals talk about the “Native sense of humour”. So, what is it? Well, you kind of had to be there. And that’s what we’ll do; take the listener into the inner-world of native humour. For a group of people that may seem serious to the...
ReVision Quest looks at Indianthusiasts-PODCAST
Darrell introduces listeners to a movement of thousands of “German Hobby Indians” who admire First Nations culture so much... they dress up like natives on weekends. Darrell finds out why German people are more interested in North American Indians...
ReVision Quest looks at Labels-PODCAST
I know you can say Indian, but what can I call you? Is it First Nations, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Natives? It all depends on whom you ask, but the results can get pretty political. National Chief Phil Fontaine explains how the legal definition of...
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