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CBC Newfoundland and Labrador | Mar. 16, 2007

Mar. 12, 2007:
What does it mean to be Mi'kmaq? Dorothy King, host of the Morning Show from Corner Brook, speaks with CBC Radio's Cherie Wheeler.
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Mar. 12, 2007:
The voice of youth: Sabrina Muise, 11, recently won a provincial student essay contest with this entry, titled Following the Call of the Drum.
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Mar. 12, 2007:
Reconnecting and belonging: CBC Radio's Cherie Wheeler speaks with people in Stephenville about their feelings about Mi'kmaq band membership.
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Candace and Jeremy Simon Mar. 13, 2007:

All in the family: Bernice Hillier reports on how Mi'kmaq families are reclaiming pride in ancestral roots that were once ignored or the source of shame.

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Pam Williams Mar. 13, 2007:

Through the generations: Bernice Hillier profiles Pam Williams, a grandmother who is delighted to see Mi'kmaq culture come alive in younger generations.

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Powwow in Flat Island - Photo courtesy of Linda Wells Mar. 13, 2007:

History in the making: Listen to some of the sounds of last summer's powwow in Flat Island, the first Mi'kmaq powwow in this province held outside Conne River.

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Jeremy Simon Mar. 13, 2007:

A non-traditional traditional wedding: When Candace Russell married Jeremy Simon last summer, the couple dug deep into their aboriginal heritage. Bernice Hillier has their story.

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Mar. 14, 2007:
Mi'kmaq origins: Radio Noon host Anne Budgell interviews Dorothy Anger-Stewart, an anthropologist who did a great deal of genealogical work for the Federation of Newfoundland Indians. She now lives in St. Thomas, Ont.
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Mar. 14, 2007:
Crosstalk: Anne Budgell and guest Gerald Penney, an archaeologist and historian, field calls on the Mi'kmaq of Newfoundland and Labrador.
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Doug Greer Mar. 14, 2007:

Land divide: Doug Greer reports on tensions between different Mi'kmaq groups in Newfoundland over whether to pursue a landless claim with the federal government.

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Peter Benoit Mar. 14, 2007:

Internal divisions: Doug Greer reports on competing visions among Mi'kmaq leaders for how best to negotiate a settlement with the federal government.

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Flat Bay Mar. 14, 2007:

Traditional healing: Bernice Blanchard of Flat Bay speaks with CBC Radio's Cherie Wheeler about how she has turned to traditional Mi'kmaq healing.

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The Mi'kmaq community of Conne River Mar. 15, 2007:

A turning point: Kelly Bragg reports on how an April 1983 demonstration helped change history for the Mi'kmaq community of Conne River, which soon after became a reserve.

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Chief Bert Alexander Mar. 15, 2007:

Saving a language: Dorothy King, host of the Corner Brook Morning Show, speaks with Bert Alexander about the threatened Mi'kmaq language.

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Danny White Mar. 15, 2007:

Making a basket: Danny White, a Shallop Cove resident, speaks with the CBC's Cherie Wheeler about the Mi'kmaq basket-making tradition.

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Members of a Mi'kmaq drumming group Mar. 15, 2007:

Drumming and ancestry: Jonathan Crowe speaks with members of a Mi'kmaq drumming group as they discuss efforts to reclaim their ancestry.

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Mar. 15, 2007:
Voice of an elder: Cherie Wheeler interviews Doreen Swyer, an elected elder in the St. George's band, at her home in Stephenville.
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Judy White Mar. 16, 2007:

A landless band: At a public forum held in Stephenville on March 15, Anne Hart asked panellists Judy White and Hayward Young, Jr., for their views on the concept of a landless band.

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Chief Bert Alexander Mar. 16, 2007:

What does recognition mean?: Perry Young and Bert Alexander debate the issues of official recognition at a March 15 forum in Stephenville.

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Mar. 16, 2007:
Landless progress: Brendan Sheppard, of the Federation of Newfoundland Indians, speaks with CBC reporter Doug Greer about progress in negotiating a possible "landless band" deal with the federal government.
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Chief Misel Joe Mar. 16, 2007:

Public benefits: Chiefs Bert Alexander and Misel Joe speak at the March 15 forum on why all Newfoundland and Labrador residents stand to benefit by a new deal for Mi'kmaq communities.

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CBC public Mar. 16, 2007:

What was said: See some of the highlights from a CBC public forum held at Stephenville High School on the night of March 15.

Play: RealVideo (runs 4:41)



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In July 2006, a powwow in Flat Bay marked a turning point in Mi'kmaq culture in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Programming Information

Public Forum:

Topic: The Mi'kmaq of the West Coast: What is their vision and how do they get there?

Location: Stephenville High School

Date: Thursday, Mar. 15, 2007

Time: 7:30 p.m. (NT)

Invited Guests:
Mi'Kmaq Lawyer Judy White

Conne River Chief Misel Joe

Bert Alexander, Chief of the Ktaqamkuk Mi'Kmaq Alliance

Hayward Young, Chief of the Indian Head First Nations

 

Listen - Mar. 16, 2007:

A landless band: At a public forum held in Stephenville on March 15, Anne Hart asked panellists Judy White and Hayward Young, Jr., for their views on the concept of a landless band.

Play: RealAudio (runs 4:46)


What does recognition mean?: Perry Young and Bert Alexander debate the issues of official recognition at a March 15 forum in Stephenville.

Play: RealAudio (runs 5:05)


Public benefits: Chiefs Bert Alexander and Misel Joe speak at the March 15 forum on why all Newfoundland and Labrador residents stand to benefit by a new deal for Mi'kmaq communities.

Play: RealAudio (runs 3:15)


What was said: See some of the highlights from a CBC public forum held at Stephenville High School on the night of March 15.

Play: RealVideo (runs 4:41)

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