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ReVision Quest

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ReVision Quest is a convention-breaking radio show, hosted by Shuswap comedian Darrell Dennis, that explodes myths about Aboriginal life, and explores what it means to be First Nations in Canada today through story-telling, interviews and comedy.

ReVision Quest is a convention-breaking radio show, hosted by Shuswap comedian Darrell Dennis, that explodes myths about Aboriginal life, and explores what it means to be First Nations in Canada today through story-telling, interviews and comedy.
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Location:

Winnipeg, MB

Networks:

CBC

Description:

ReVision Quest is a convention-breaking radio show, hosted by Shuswap comedian Darrell Dennis, that explodes myths about Aboriginal life, and explores what it means to be First Nations in Canada today through story-telling, interviews and comedy.

Language:

English

Contact:

ReVision Quest CBC Radio P.O. Box 160 Winipeg, MB Canada, R3C 2H1 416-205-3700


Episodes

ReVision Quest looks at Language-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 Aborig

ReVision Quest looks at Missing Women-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 Indige

ReVision Quest looks at Storytellers-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 storytell

ReVision Quest looks at Bering Strait-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 hiked

ReVision Quest looks at Parenting-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 Native

ReVision Quest looks at Reserves-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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

9/18/2012
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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 stadiu

ReVision Quest looks at the idea of the Real Indian-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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

9/18/2012
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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 stir.

ReVision Quest Two Spirited-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 mainstre

ReVision Quest looks at Truth and Reconciliation-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 alrig

ReVision Quest looks at Natives in the Military-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 Afghanistan.

ReVision Quest looks at Work-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 pre-contact wo

ReVision Quest looks at Native Health and the H1N1-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 healthcare

ReVision Quest looks at Oka: 20 Years Later-PODCAST

9/18/2012
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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 Aboriginal P

ReVision Quest: Bad Romance: "us" and "them"

8/24/2011
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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 things out?

Revision Quest summer 2009 Labels and Language

6/25/2011
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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 "Indian" means there won't be any more of them within a few generations. It's all in a name, for ReVision Quest. Hosted by Darrell Dennis. Monday mornings at 9:30, and Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Producer: Doug Holmes

ReVision Quest Oka, 20 years later

6/21/2011
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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 Aboriginal Peoples was created out of Oka, as was a new policy on policing First Nations. The world was made aware of Canada's simmering Aboriginal situation, and learned a lot about the Warrior society. And, no golf course was built in the pines of Oka.

ReVision Quest Truth and Reconcilation

6/20/2011
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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 alright.

summer 2008 ReVision Quest Free Stuff episode

6/11/2011
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We all know Aboriginals get lots of free stuff right? Stuff like education, housing and transportation. Well, that's all pretty much a myth, as you'll find out if you listen to this episode. Oh, and there's some laughs too!