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The Laughing Drum is a weekly satirical news and talk show that takes a sharply humorous look at Canadian and Indigenous politics, entertainment, arts and current events. In each episode, host Tim Fontaine uses actual news footage, field segments, interviews with guests and the Red Power Panel to dissect the issues facing Indigenous Peoples today.

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The Laughing Drum is a weekly satirical news and talk show that takes a sharply humorous look at Canadian and Indigenous politics, entertainment, arts and current events. In each episode, host Tim Fontaine uses actual news footage, field segments, interviews with guests and the Red Power Panel to dissect the issues facing Indigenous Peoples today.

    It’s The Laughing Drum season finale!

    It’s The Laughing Drum season finale!

    In the season finale, The Laughing Drum looks at the literally never-ending saga of the Trans Mountain Pipeline, Quebec’s religious symbols law and Seattle’s non-Indigenous folks paying the rent. Plus, host Tim Fontaine bids farewell to the show!

    • 22 min
    Consulting white people, crappy polls and The State of Two-Spirit Folk

    Consulting white people, crappy polls and The State of Two-Spirit Folk

    The Laughing Drum looks at Scarborough NIMBYism, white folk demanding consultation, crappy polls and the media who love them and a look at the State of Two-Spirit Folk.

    • 23 min
    Canadian media vs. genocide, Doug Ford's paid vacation and weighing boycotts

    Canadian media vs. genocide, Doug Ford's paid vacation and weighing boycotts

    Canadian media vs. genocide, Doug Ford's paid vacation and weighing boycotts. Also, we bid farewell to panelist Sasha Mark. All that and more on this episode of The Laughing Drum.

    • 22 min
    Alberta land acknowledgements, banishing drug dealers and should we vote?

    Alberta land acknowledgements, banishing drug dealers and should we vote?

    The Laughing Drum takes a deep into the newly elected United Conservative Party’s optional land acknowledgements, how two Manitoba First Nations are dealing with the opioid and meth epidemic and how do Indigenous people vote in this current political climate?

    • 22 min
    Media bailouts, Ontario’s disappearing Indigenous curriculum and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s future

    Media bailouts, Ontario’s disappearing Indigenous curriculum and Jody Wilson-Raybould’s future

    Should media accept a $600-million bailout from the Liberals? What in the heck is going on in Ford’s Ontario? And now that we know Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott are running as independents, what in the heck happens now? All that and more on this episode of The Laughing Drum.

    • 22 min
    Nazi and Confederate flags in Saskatchewan

    Nazi and Confederate flags in Saskatchewan

    Nazi and Confederate flags in Saskatchewan, A Canadian museum finally recognizes genocide and is Winnipeg sweeping the homeless under the rug? All that and more on The Laughing Drum this week.

    • 23 min

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