Moving forward. That's the message Don Kelly, host of Trailbreakers wants to get across in the new CBC Radio One series that looks at Aboriginal people on the cutting edge of change.
Trailbreakers is about the activists and artists, educators and innovators, chiefs and youth who are pointing a new way forward. The four-part radio series is part of CBC's 8TH Fire project, which looks at the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians and how Canada can reach a true reconciliation with its First Peoples.
Don was in Winnipeg on Wednesday night at the premiere of 8TH Fire where he, along with 8TH Fire's host Wab Kinew, welcomed an Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal audience to the screening at the Imax Theatre in Portage Place.
Although Don doesn't consider himself a trailbreaker, he is one of a handful of Aboriginal comedians in this country doing cutting edge comedy and helping to bridge the gap of understanding between the two worlds.
Trailbreakers airs on CBC Radio One at 1 p.m. on Thursdays, while 8TH Fire airs on CBC Television on 9 p.m.