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Face To Face is an interview show with a focus on Indigenous issues. We not only speak to those in the headlines, but also those who are affected by the many problems facing Indigenous urban and rural communities.

Face To Face is an interview show with a focus on Indigenous issues. We not only speak to those in the headlines, but also those who are affected by the many problems facing Indigenous urban and rural communities.
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Canada

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Face To Face is an interview show with a focus on Indigenous issues. We not only speak to those in the headlines, but also those who are affected by the many problems facing Indigenous urban and rural communities.

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English


Episodes

Tom Jackson: From life on the streets to fame and hinting at North of 60 reunion

12/11/2018
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The road to international recognition and fame was a bumpy one for actor, musician and activist, Tom Jackson. In his younger years, Jackson spent time living on the streets of Winnipeg and Toronto. It was in Toronto where Jackson says he had basically dug a hole for himself. In this episode of Face To Face Jackson sits down with Host Dennis Ward to share his story.

Duration:00:23:44

Clément Chartier: Metis National Council takes aim at ‘so-called Metis organizations’

12/4/2018
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In this episode of Face To Face, the president of the Métis National Council (MNC) says it is facing challenges from “the rise and proliferation of groups in eastern Canada who are falsely claiming Métis rights.” Clément Chartier says people are purchasing “bogus cards” for memberships in organizations they then use to “bilk salespeople” for purchase on items like vehicles. Chartier sits down with Host Dennis Ward to discuss the impact on the Métis Nation.

Duration:00:23:49

Stewart Garnett: ‘It still goes on’ says the 60’s Scoop survivor

11/27/2018
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Stewart Garnett grew up believing he was white. Garnett was adopted out during the 60’s Scoop to a non-Indigenous family. He moved back in June 2015, just days before the Manitoba government officially apologized for its role in the 60’s Scoop. Stewart Garnett joins Host Dennis Ward on this episode of Face to Face.

Duration:00:23:10

Carolyn Bennett: Responding to criticism from MMIWG inquiry

11/20/2018
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Crown Indigenous Relations Minister Carolyn Bennett says the Liberal government has made “significant investments” in the recommendations brought forward by the commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Minister Bennett, joins host Dennis Ward on this episode of Face To Face to respond to the “new levels of frustration” the commissioners spoke about weeks earlier on the show.

Duration:00:23:31

Kim Pate: There are too many Indigenous women in prison

11/13/2018
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Kim Pate has spent the past 35 years working in and around the legal and penal systems of Canada. According to the independent Senator, things have only gotten worse. In the last two decades, there’s been an explosion in the number of Indigenous women in the prison system. In this episode of Face To Face, Pate joins host Dennis Ward to discuss Canada’s prison systems.

Duration:00:22:52

Clayton Thomas-Muller: Trudeau has a big problem ahead of him

11/6/2018
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There are a lot of wild cards at play with the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but Clayton Thomas-Muller believes Indigenous peoples and their allies have the upper hand. “We forced the government to nationalize this pipeline with taxpayer’s’ dollars,” Thomas-Muller tells Host Dennis Ward on this episode of Face to Face.

Duration:00:23:31

Darryl Leroux: Facing backlash after researching the rise of the Eastern Metis

10/30/2018
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Darryl Leroux says he has faced a backlash for his research into people claiming they are Eastern Metis. He says his critics have contacted his employer and grant providers. Leroux is a professor in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He joined host Dennis Ward on Face to Face to discuss the rise of the Eastern Metis.

Duration:00:23:08

Ry Morin: ‘Reconciliation is not easy’ says national reconciliation director

10/23/2018
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While buildings and streets are being renamed and statues are coming down in the name of reconciliation, it’s also causing controversy. “Reconciliation is not easy” says Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Moran joins host Dennis Ward on this episode to discuss reconciliation in Canada.

Duration:00:23:14

Trudeau government inaction on interim report concerns commissioners of MMIWG inquiry

10/16/2018
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3 of the 4 Commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls join host Dennis Ward on this episode of Face To Face. Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Michèle Audette and Brian Eyolfson discuss the lack of action taken on the interim report and frustration the Trudeau government.

Duration:00:22:56

Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry: Looking at ‘structures of indifference’ that continue to devalue Indigenous lives

10/9/2018
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Ten years after the death of Brian Sinclair, Canada’s institutions continue to fail Indigenous people argue co-authors of a new book. “Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City” is a book about the life and death of Brian Sinclair. Co-authors and history professors, Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry join Host Dennis Ward on Face to Face to discuss the book and the ongoing history of colonialism and Indigenous people’s relationship to it.

Duration:00:23:03

Robert-Falcon Ouellette: ‘The prime minister does give an F’ about the rights of Indigenous Peoples

10/2/2018
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In this season premiere of Face To Face with host Dennis Ward interviews Liberal Member of Parliament, Robert Falcon Ouellette. From Prime Minister Trudeau ‘giving an F’, Gerald Stanley and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, Ouellette touches on many subjects.

Duration:00:23:20

Tim Fontaine: Creative mind behind the Walking Eagle

12/5/2017
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It took less than a week for the Walking Eagle News to really soar, billing itself as the “finest source of Indigenous news, anywhere”. Founder, Editor-in-Grand-Chief and Head Writer Tim Fontaine talks about how the “news source” came to be, why he decided to “set fire” to his journalism career. In this episode of Face To Face, Fontaine also discusses his upcoming comedy show that will debut on APTN in the New Year.

Duration:00:22:56

Tanya Talaga: Deaths of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay is a Canadian problem

11/28/2017
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Award winning, journalist and author Tanya Talaga is known for her investigative reporting for the Toronto Star where she often focuses on Indigenous issues. Most recently, Talaga released the national bestseller, ‘Seven Fallen Feathers’. In this episode of Face To Face, Talaga discusses her book, the ongoing deaths of Indigenous youth in Thunder Bay and why it is a Canadian problem.

Duration:00:22:30

Joye Braun: There will never be another Standing Rock but the movement has gone global

11/21/2017
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The NoDAPL camps near Standing Rock may have been cleared out, but the movement created by the fight against that pipeline is spreading around the world. One of those places is Eagle Butte, South Dakota on Cheyenne River Sioux Territory. That’s where we catch up with Joye Braun, one of the first four people to camp out in Standing Rock. In this episode of Face To Face, Braun reflect back on Standing Rock and looks ahead to what’s next for the movement.

Duration:00:23:42

Theo Fleury: Overcoming sexual abuse to now advocating for victims

11/14/2017
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Theo Fleury is a Metis kid from a small town who also happens to have an Olympic gold medal and his name on the Stanley Cup. The former NHL superstar has battled with addiction and mental health issues. In 2009, he released a best-selling autobiography where he revealed he had been sexually abused by a former coach. In this episode of Face To Face, Fleury discusses his highs and lows, on and off the ice. He is now an advocate for sexual abuse victims and a public speaker.

Duration:00:22:00

Arlen Dumas: Putting the spotlight on the child welfare system and the path forward from a shuttered rail line

11/7/2017
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When Arlen Dumas was first elected Chief of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation, his goal was to get his people out of third-party management, a goal he achieved. Now, he hopes to get all First Nations in Manitoba out of third-party management. In this episode of Face To Face, Dumas discusses child welfare, the impact of a shuttered rail line to northern Manitoba, a 1-Billion dollar lawsuit against the Manitoba government and his first 100 days in office.

Duration:00:22:39

Arif Virani: Preserving and protecting endangered Indigenous languages

10/31/2017
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Nearly, three-quarters of all Indigenous languages are endangered in Canada. Prime Minister Trudeau has vowed to preserve, protect and revitalize Indigenous languages. Member of Parliament Arif Virani has been tasked with ensuring that happens. In this episode of Face To Face, Virani discusses the work it takes to put this into action and what it’s like as he works to help implement the Indigenous Languages Act.

Duration:00:22:17

Irene Young: An Elders perspective on restorative justice, AJI and the MMIWG National Inquiry

10/24/2017
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She is a mother and grandmother from Opaskwayak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. A residential school survivor and an elder for the Brandon University. Irene Young is also an advisor to community justice workers. In this episode of Face To Face, Young discusses restorative justice, The Aboriginal Justice Inquiry and the National Inquiry into MMIWG.

Duration:00:21:19

Julie Nagam and Jaimie Issac: Providing a powerful platform for insurgence and resurgence

10/17/2017
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INSURGENCE/RESURGENCE is a ground-breaking exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, focused on Indigenous artists from across Canada who are pushing boundaries with their work. In this episode of Face To Face, Co-curators, Dr. Julie Nagam and Jaimie Issac discuss the importance of the exhibition and how art provides a powerful platform for ideas, conversations and understanding.

Duration:00:21:38

Nelson Tagoona: Overcoming personal struggles to help pioneer a new type of music

10/10/2017
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Nelson Tagoona grew up in Baker Lake, a community in Nunavut with a population of roughly 2,000 people. Now the 23-year-old takes the stage in front of upwards of 15,000 people. In this episode of Face To Face, Tagoona discusses the music he helped pioneer, “throat boxing.” It’s a mix of traditional Inuit throat singing and beat boxing.

Duration:00:20:49