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From remote reserves to bustling big cities, join Urban Native Girl Lisa Charleyboy as she brings you to the surprising heart of the conversations important to Aboriginal youth. Drop in as they reveal the complexities, challenges and contradictions of what it means to be young and Indigenous today.

From remote reserves to bustling big cities, join Urban Native Girl Lisa Charleyboy as she brings you to the surprising heart of the conversations important to Aboriginal youth. Drop in as they reveal the complexities, challenges and contradictions of what it means to be young and Indigenous today.
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Toronto, Ontario

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From remote reserves to bustling big cities, join Urban Native Girl Lisa Charleyboy as she brings you to the surprising heart of the conversations important to Aboriginal youth. Drop in as they reveal the complexities, challenges and contradictions of what it means to be young and Indigenous today.

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English


Episodes

Episode 5: Confronting Cultural Appropriation (July 28, 2015)

7/4/2018
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From 'Cowboys & Indians' to 'hipster headdresses', indigenous appropriation is a hot topic right now. On this week's New Fire, we talk to youth who are tackling it head-on... and give you tips on how to fight back against fashion racism.

Duration:00:24:53

Episode 1: Young and Aboriginal in 2015 (June 30, 2015)

6/21/2018
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For our première episode, we look at what it means to be young and aboriginal in 2015. The answer is more complicated than you might think!

Duration:00:25:43

Episode 2: Leaving Home (July 7, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Whether you're running away from your remote reserve, escaping from a small town or big city, or heading back to traditional territory - displacement is a fact of life for many indigenous young people.

Duration:00:27:28

Episode 3: Rebellion and 'Red Rage' (July 14, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Whether it's standing up to your parents or getting political and 'fighting the man', rebellion is part of growing up. This week, New Fire features the stories of indigenous youth taking taking a stand - for better and for worse.

Duration:00:25:34

Episode 4: Dating While Indigenous (July 21, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Dating while indigenous can be complicated. This week, New Fire looks at modern romance for young aboriginal people - and what it really means to 'date native'.

Duration:00:24:29

Episode 6: Coming of Age (August 4, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Many First Nations have traditions that mark the transition to womanhood or manhood - but what does it really mean to 'come of age'?

Duration:00:27:24

Episode 7: Brushes with Boredom (August 11, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Boredom is a part of growing up - but it can also have serious consequences. Nearly 17 percent of aboriginal youth who've dropped out of school say boredom is the number one reason why.

Duration:00:27:30

Episode 8: Indigenous Youth Talk Tech (August 18, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Whether your thumbs are glued to a smartphone, iPad, or game controller, technology and youth go hand-in-hand. This week, we're looking at how the digital world is shaping the lives of young indigenous people.

Duration:00:27:30

Episode 9: Exploring Education (August 25, 2015)

6/21/2018
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Whether you're learning lessons in the classroom or taking in tradition from elders on the land - getting an education is a huge part of growing up... and indigenous youth are craving cultural knowledge.

Duration:00:27:30

Episode 10: Season Finale Political Panel (Sept. 1, 2015)

6/21/2018
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There's a federal election in just a few weeks. But how relevant are politics to indigenous youth in 2015? To answer that question, Lisa Charleyboy sat down with three people who have spent much of their young lives in the indigenous political trenches.

Duration:00:27:30

Young and Indigenous in the city

6/21/2018
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For the final episode of the New Fire season, millennials discuss how they are combining urban and Indigenous cultures.

Duration:00:27:38

Indigenous youth are standing up and speaking out

6/21/2018
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Today, New Fire brings you into big moments when Indigenous young people overcome their doubts, collect their courage, and stand up to make their voices heard.

Duration:00:26:45

Music is giving voice to Indigenous youth

6/21/2018
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Meet young people who are finding deeper meaning in music — and finding their voices along the way.

Duration:00:25:41

The surprising bonds between Indigenous siblings

6/21/2018
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Meet Indigenous siblings who have thought hard about what it means to be a brother or a sister — and who are sticking close through good times and bad.

Duration:00:25:23

Walking in the footsteps of your family

6/21/2018
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Meet four young, Indigenous women who have chosen to follow the path that their parents have helped set out for them.

Duration:00:27:37

Opening up about Indigenous intimacy

6/21/2018
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Conversations about love and sex among Indigenous youth are often held behind closed doors, at kitchen tables or on the powwow trail. We want to bring those conversations out into the open.

Duration:00:26:00

Let the Indigenous Games begin

6/21/2018
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Young athletes from across Turtle Island are gathering to compete in the North American Indigenous Games. On this week's show, you'll meet incredible young athletes at NAIG and beyond — for these youth, sports are much more than a way to win medals.

Duration:00:27:38

1.5 Lucky Braids

6/21/2018
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Are two braids better than one? 16-year-old Hannah Morningstar on throwing, dancing, and bush walks. The final doc in our special five-part series introducing you to young athletes competing at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Duration:00:16:33

1.4 The Middle Child

6/21/2018
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Can 19-year-old lacrosse player Kallen Currie use sports to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood? Tune in for this special series profiling young athletes competing at NAIG 2017.

Duration:00:15:56

1.3 Golfing With Grandma

6/21/2018
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How golf is helping 13-year-old Ryan Blair forge closer relationships with his family. Part of our series profiling young athletes competing at NAIG 2017.

Duration:00:16:36