Jul 20, 2011 | 27:31Revision Quest Two Spirited Audio
Revision Quest Two Spirited Jul 20, 2011 | 27:31Ever hear someone being called an aagookwe? Nadle? Or how about winkte? Perhaps not in recent times, but what about Two Spirited? When it comes to Aboriginal gays, lesbians, and transgendered people in North America, their story departs from the mainstream gay community. Darrell Dennis dives into the conversation and gets the straight answers.
Jul 14, 2011 | 27:32Revision Quest Storytellers Audio
Revision Quest Storytellers Jul 14, 2011 | 27:32Do you remember the one about...? Storyteller Duncan Mercredi does. He joins Darrell along this journey into the past to see how today's storytellers have evolved and why our stories remain alive. Plus, why hip hop star Joey Stylez is considered a storyteller for today's Generation X-Box.
Jul 6, 2011 | 27:30Revision Quest Housing Audio
Revision Quest Housing Jul 6, 2011 | 27:30While history books and movies have romanticized Aboriginal homes (think teepees and longhouses), the modern day reality is overcrowding and substandard living conditions. How did our home and native land turn into a place where we're struggling to secure one of the most basic human needs: shelter?
Jun 29, 2011 | 27:30Revision Quest The Elder Audio
Revision Quest The Elder Jun 29, 2011 | 27:30It's one of the most revered roles in Aboriginal culture, so how does someone become an elder? Darrell sits down with several First Nations people who describe their role as unofficial life coaches. And if you've ever wondered the going price for first-hand wisdom, Darrell asks how are elders paid? And how much?
Aug 11, 2010 | 27:29Revision Quest Education: Episode 7 - August 11th & 14th, 2010 Audio
Revision Quest Education: Episode 7 - August 11th & 14th, 2010 Aug 11, 2010 | 27:29Did you learn anything in school this year? Indians all get free education, right? Afraid not. There's a great many conditions that come with that 'free' education. And, what are the odds that someone from an isolated reserve in the northern edges of our provinces will be able to survive the strain of re-locating to the busy, populated and white South. Why are rez schools so bad; they get all kinds of our tax dollars, right? Again, afraid not. On a per student basis, the average rez school gets about half of what non-rez schools get, and they've got expenses that would never trouble an urban-Canadian school. RVQ asks Are The Kids Alright?
Aug 4, 2010 | 27:30Revision Quest The Drum: Heartbeat of Mother Earth or rhythm of a stereotype? Audio
Revision Quest The Drum: Heartbeat of Mother Earth or rhythm of a stereotype? Aug 4, 2010 | 27:30Episode 6 for August 4th & 7th, 2010: It’s the beat of a people. But, do we really need to hear it every time there’s a story about Native people?
And, just what is Native music? Most music award events have a specific category for “Aboriginal”, but how do you define it? We’ll sample the range, talk with some of the prominent creators and discover the heartbeat of Aboriginal rhythms. Our question: Does it have a good beat, and can you Sundance to it?
Jul 28, 2010 | 27:30Revision Quest Eco-warrior or Eco-developer? Audio
Revision Quest Eco-warrior or Eco-developer? Jul 28, 2010 | 27:30Episode 5 for July 28th & 31st, 2010: The iconic image of the Native warrior standing up against the developers is now part of our national experience, but who makes a stand when it's the Natives themselves logging the forest?
Jul 21, 2010 | 27:29Revision Quest The Metis Keeping it Riel: Episode 4 - July 21st & 24th, 2010 Audio
Revision Quest The Metis Keeping it Riel: Episode 4 - July 21st & 24th, 2010 Jul 21, 2010 | 27:29When Riel Day was declared in Manitoba in 2007, it was greeted with both applause and derision. Some seeing him as a Metis hero, and some as a traitor who instigated a Metis rebellion against the nation of Canada.
Seems the Metis can still cause a stir.
We’ll look at who they are, why they are, and what the future holds for those sash-wearing, flag-waving sons and daughters of the founding peoples.
Jul 7, 2010 | 27:30Revision Quest Will Truth Bring Reconciliation? Audio
Revision Quest Will Truth Bring Reconciliation? Jul 7, 2010 | 27:30Episode 2 for July 7th & 10th, 2010: That’s the premise, but can re-telling the story of our residential school past really bring solace?
We’ll hear stories of survivors and engage in some provocative conversations about stealing children, abandoning parents, and trying to make it all alright.
Jun 30, 2010 | 27:30Revision Quest Battle over the Brand: Episode 1 - June 30th & July 3rd, 2010 Audio
Revision Quest Battle over the Brand: Episode 1 - June 30th & July 3rd, 2010 Jun 30, 2010 | 27:30Now that the Blackhawks have the Stanley Cup once again, it seems unlikely they'll consider a name change. But, many sports teams with Aboriginal names have. In North Dakota it means jack-hammering the Fighting Sioux logo out of the concrete at the stadium.
ReVision Quest wonders if all the concern over Braves, Warriors, and Blackhawks is insult or homage.