Feb 20, 2012 | 53:57The Next Chapter "Keeping it Riel" (Special panel interpreting Louis Reil's life) Audio
The Next Chapter "Keeping it Riel" (Special panel interpreting Louis Reil's life) Feb 20, 2012 | 53:57Our panel consists of Maggie Siggins, author of 'Riel: A Life of Revolution,' Chester Brown, author of 'Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography,' and Gregory Scofield, author of 'Louis: The Heretic Poems.' Little Miss Higgins on her song 'Snowin' Today: A Lament for Louis Riel.' Joseph Boyden on 'Louis Riel & Gabriel Dumont.' Herb Belcourt on 'Walking in the Woods: A Métis Journey.'
Jan 19, 2012 | 27:31Trailbreakers Making Waves (Part 2): 'Blackstone' Audio
Trailbreakers Making Waves (Part 2): 'Blackstone' Jan 19, 2012 | 27:31If Corrine is making waves, it’s nothing compared to Ron E. Scott and his television series 'Blackstone.' The Rez Drama takes on the big issues facing many reserves: violence, substance abuse, and corruption; all things that many Aboriginal folks feel shouldn’t be brought out into the open, never mind made into a TV show. But the Gemini award winning show is hugely popular and back for a 2nd season. How Art is shaking up Indian country!
Jan 12, 2012 | 30:59Trailbreakers Justice and the Law (Part 2): Cindy Blackstock Audio
Trailbreakers Justice and the Law (Part 2): Cindy Blackstock Jan 12, 2012 | 30:59Cindy Blackstock has been surveilled by Canada's own government. Her crime? Caring for First Nations children. Blackstock is the head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and a member of Gitksan First Nation. She filed suit against the government before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 2007, charging that First Nations children were discriminated against by inequitable child welfare services on reserves. It's made her unpopular with government, but a crusader among First Nations child advocates hoping to close the gap between money for Aboriginal children and non-Aboriginal.
Feb 2, 2012 | 24:59Trailbreakers Sports and Culture (Part 1): NHLer Fred Sasakamoose Audio
Trailbreakers Sports and Culture (Part 1): NHLer Fred Sasakamoose Feb 2, 2012 | 24:59Fred Sasakamoose is the first First Nations player in the NHL. He broke a trail that many Aboriginal players have since followed. We'll hear his story and the tales of some of the stars that followed. Folks like Bryan Trottier and Jordin Tootoo. And these players have made some dreams come true for generations of young players, we'll hear from them.
Jan 12, 2012 | 25:00Trailbreakers Justice and the Law (Part 1): Don Worme Audio
Trailbreakers Justice and the Law (Part 1): Don Worme Jan 12, 2012 | 25:00Don Worme is one of the great defenders of the Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan. Don is the first lawyer most Native people in Saskatchewan will call if they come in conflict with the law. A modern day warrior of the courtroom; in fact his licence plate reads WARYER.
But Don’s involvement in the legal system comes from a place of deep pain: as a child he watched the murder of his mother and sisters. A pariah to some, a hero to many, Don takes us into the world of Aboriginal justice.
"This item has been altered to change some incorrect information. The line removed implied there were Saskatchewan police officers prosecuted for leaving Aboriginal men outside in T-shirts in winter. This is not the case. Don Worme was actively involved in the Stonechild Inquiry, which was not a criminal procedure."
Feb 26, 2012 | 27:30C'est la vie February 26 & 28, 2012 Audio
C'est la vie February 26 & 28, 2012 Feb 26, 2012 | 27:30Loreen Pindera takes us to the Algonquin community of Lac Simon.
She was there last fall when young Aboriginal filmmakers screened videos they had made with the travelling studio, Wapikoni Mobile. Loreen's report, Last Stop Lac Simon, is a story of triumph and tragedy.