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A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.

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A weekly roundtable about Indigenous issues and events in Canada and beyond. Hosted by Rick Harp.

    Ep. 197: Gauging the Gatekeepers

    Ep. 197: Gauging the Gatekeepers

    Tired of how the media has covered its event in recent years, an all-Indigenous basketball tournament in BC has decided it's had enough of 'negative press.' With one exception—a First Nations radio station that broadcasts the games live—other media hoping to cover the event have been denied access. Meanwhile, a Toronto playwright has made a point of discouraging non-Indigenous critics from reviewing her work. In this episode, we’ll discuss what these two attempts to influence who says what about whom may (or may not) have in common.
    Joining host/producer Rick Harp at the roundtable this time around are University of Alberta Department of Drama Assistant Professor Ken Williams and at York University Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies Brock Pitawanakwat.
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 196: Another paramilitary push against Wet'suwet'en camps in BC

    Ep. 196: Another paramilitary push against Wet'suwet'en camps in BC

    THIS WEEK: Wet'suwet'en Redux. It’s an ever-changing story, yet all-too-reminiscent of other Indigenous struggles—and that’s just in supposedly pro-UNDRIP British Columbia. With #ShutCanadaDown solidarity rallies and blockades going up in different parts of Canada and beyond, we look at how police actions this time around compare to last year’s RCMP raid of the anti-pipeline, pro-sovereignty encampments in ancestral Wet'suwet'en territory.

    Joining host/producer Rick Harp this week are Candis Callison, associate professor in the School of Journalism at UBC, and Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep. 195: 'The Power Was With Us: Idle No More' (Pt. 2)

    Ep. 195: 'The Power Was With Us: Idle No More' (Pt. 2)

    THIS WEEK: Part 2 of our discussion on APTN’s new retrospective docuseries, “The Power Was With Us: Idle No More.” Picking up where Kim, Candis and Rick left off last episode—when they discussed the movement’s genesis—this time ‘round, Ken Williams (assistant professor, University of Alberta department of drama) and Brock Pitawanakwat (York University Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies) join Rick to explore the various crossroads confronting the different parties active at the time—and the consequences of their choices. To watch the series (co-directed and co-produced for APTN National News by Mr. Harp and Tim Fontaine), stream it via APTN’s Lumi service. To do so, visit aptnlumi.ca.
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 194: 'The Power Was With Us: Idle No More' (Pt. 1)

    Ep. 194: 'The Power Was With Us: Idle No More' (Pt. 1)

    This week, the emergence of Idle No More, the Indigenous-led movement that’s arguably changed Canada forever. Now its arrival on the Canadian political scene is the subject of a major APTN National News retrospective docuseries, co-directed and co-produced by Rick Harp and Tim Fontaine.
    Entitled “The Power Was With Us: Idle No More,” the first of the two-part series is now available exclusively on LUMI—the streaming service of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (aptnlumi.ca).
    Joining Rick with their reflections are Candis Callison, associate professor in the School of Journalism at UBC and now with the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies, as well as Kim TallBear, associate professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta.
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 193: Surviving the Scoop, Falling Into Place

    Ep. 193: Surviving the Scoop, Falling Into Place

    Once again, our podcast features a conversation based on our partnership with the Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speakers Series, a series made possible by the University of Winnipeg’s Office of Indigenous Affairs. This time, we hear from Dr. Karyn Recollet, Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto’s Women & Gender Studies Institute, and a Cree woman originally from the Sturgeon Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan. The title of her talk: “Quilted Glyphs: Theories of Speculative Landings for Indians on the Move.”
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 192: Awakening Ancestral Languages

    Ep. 192: Awakening Ancestral Languages

    On this week’s program: awakening ancestral languages. Our very first episode of 2020 sees us return to our partnership with the Weweni Indigenous Scholars Speakers Series, sponsored by the University of Winnipeg’s Office of Indigenous Affairs. This time around, we’ll hear from Dr. Margaret Noodin, Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and director of the Electa Quinney Institute for American Indian Education. She’s also a poet and passionate advocate for Anishnaabemowin language revitalization.
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

Shmohawk ,

About time

I’ve been waiting for a radio program or podcast that would make clear, explain, simplify, and otherwise dig deeper into the world of national Indigenous issues made complicated by the pretzel logic of non-indigneous Canada. I’ve described the experience of our lives -- as portrayed by Canadians -- to seeing ourselves portrayed as if through a convex lens that projects an image upside down and blurry on a focal plane. You guys help focus things right-side up. THX.

Meowy Marnel ,

Enriching Perspectives

Thought-provoking, informative, and delivered with humour. Thank you for the deep thought put into the perspectives shared. I hope to see the seedling of an idea to spotlight positive change now and then too will come to fruition, as discussed in a recent episode (end of 2019),. But don’t stop doing what you’re doing.

RWoodmass ,

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Rick and all his guests bring a super valuable and interesting perspective and this podcast is my favorite on the air. Especially love when they take sarcastic jabs at settler/colonialist nonsense. Keep up the good work! ✨

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