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 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 | 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."
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.