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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. 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
    Ep. 191: Why Indians aren’t tripping over Trump’s ‘Indian Country’ tweet

    Ep. 191: Why Indians aren’t tripping over Trump’s ‘Indian Country’ tweet

    If you’re active on Twitter maybe you’ve seen it—the fuss some have kicked up over Donald Trump’s recent use of the phrase “Indian Country” in a tweet. But look carefully among those the most fussed: what you won’t find are many, if any, “Indians.” On this week’s Indigenous roundtable, we climb into this cross-cultural chasm of criticism, and discuss why even those ever-vigilant #NativeTwitter types feel there’s way bigger fish to fry.
    Joining host/producer Rick Harp for the final show of the decade are Candis Callison, Associate Professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism, and Kim TallBear, University of Alberta associate professor of Native Studies.
    // CREDITS: ‘nesting’ by birocratic (opening/closing theme); ‘Ukulele Song,’ by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net)

    • 38 min
    Ep. 190: The Slow Roll of Reconciliation in Canada

    Ep. 190: The Slow Roll of Reconciliation in Canada

    Did you know it’s been roughly four years since Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission issued its final report? If all you follow is mainstream media, likely not: which is odd, because the work of the TRC very much remains open in the form of its 94 Calls to Action—few of which are anywhere near complete.
    Joining host/producer Rick Harp to share their assessment of where Canada stands on those Calls are Ryerson University's Eva Jewell (Assistant Professor of Sociology) and Ian Mosby (Assistant Professor of History). An assessment recently published by the Yellowhead Institute in its brief, “Calls To Action Accountability: A Status Update On Reconciliation.”
    CREDITS: Opening/closing theme is 'nesting,' by birocratic; interstitial is 'Holiday Gift' by Kai Engel (CC BY 4.0).

    • 43 min
    Ep. 189: Putting an Indigenous Frame on Stock Photography

    Ep. 189: Putting an Indigenous Frame on Stock Photography

    On this week’s Indigenous roundtable: Taking control, taking stock. How a First Nation in Ontario decided the only way they’re going to find images of Indigenous people that don’t rely on stereotypes is to make their own catalogue of stock photography.
    Joining host/producer Rick Harp to discuss how literally owning your own depictions is key to cultural self-determination are Kim TallBear (University of Alberta associate professor of Native Studies) and Candis Callison (Associate Professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism).
    CREDITS: This episode of the podcast was edited by Anya Zoledziowski; hosted and produced by Rick Harp. Our theme is nesting by birocratic.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 188: The Burden Bureaucrats Bear at Indian Affairs

    Ep. 188: The Burden Bureaucrats Bear at Indian Affairs

    THIS WEEK: The Bureaucrats’ Burden. Could there be any job tougher than running Indian Affairs? Sources at Indian Affairs say “No!” According to a recent Global News story, senior officials at Indigenous Services Canada wish Canadians better understood all the great work they do, something they say has been "difficult" to communicate "effectively" thanks to obstacles like... Twitter bots?
    Joining host/producer Rick Harp this week to discuss this departmentaI dismay (and diagnosis) are Ken Williams, assistant professor with the University of Alberta’s department of drama, and Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies at York University Brock Pitawanakwat.
    CREDITS: Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic; SFX: Robot;  Broken Telephone Circuit

    • 36 min
    Ep. 187: Is Repatriation Really 'Reconciliation'?

    Ep. 187: Is Repatriation Really 'Reconciliation'?

    This week: Bringing blood home. Over a half-century after their removal, a large cluster of blood samples from Indigenous islanders in Australia have been returned to whence they came. The result of direct negotiations with the affected community, the move has been held up as historic for the country. But if Australia’s on the bleeding edge of repatriation, what about the rest of the world? From skin to saliva, blood to bones, do we even know how much Indigenous material has been banked across the globe? And should we put repatriation under the banner of reconciliation?
    Joining host/producer Rick Harp to take the pulse of these and other questions are University of Alberta associate professor of Native Studies Kim TallBear, as well as Candis Callison, Associate Professor at UBC's Graduate School of Journalism.
    // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

NorthernObserver ,

Much needed discussions

This podcast has helped to fill in some of the gaps in media coverage of our world with insightful, informed perspectives delivered by a talented host and great guests. It expands my understanding of culture as Rick and his guests discuss the effects of current affairs and the reality that colonial governments have long tried to minimize.

Organiz3r ,

Important, interesting, and informative discussions

I greatly value this program! The hosts are well informed and offer interesting perspectives. Kim TallBear is especially witty! Please keep up the great work. I will continue sharing this as the important media resource it is.

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