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.
Aug 17, 2011 | 27:31Revision Quest Urban Natives: Aboriginals and the City Audio
Revision Quest Urban Natives: Aboriginals and the City Aug 17, 2011 | 27:31More than half of Canada's Aboriginal population lives in cities. And according to a recent study, many have no plans to return to their reserves. Why are we leaving the rez behind? And what else are we leaving behind when we go? Does leaving the rez make us sellouts? And what is our role as Urban Indians?
Aug 24, 2011 | 27:33Revision Quest Bad Romance: "Us" and "Them" Audio
Revision Quest Bad Romance: "Us" and "Them" Aug 24, 2011 | 27:33From its beginning, the relationship between First Nations and the federal government has been... well, rocky at best. What might have looked good on paper, never really materialized into a solid partnership. Will the Reds and the Feds ever work things out?
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?
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 27, 2011 | 27:31Revision Quest Missing & Murdered Women Audio
Revision Quest Missing & Murdered Women Jul 27, 2011 | 27:31Conservative estimates of the number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada are around 580, but some say there are as many as 3,000. So why is this issue mostly ignored by the general public? Are Canadians really that indifferent to our Indigenous population?
Aug 3, 2011 | 27:31Revision Quest Hair Audio
Revision Quest Hair Aug 3, 2011 | 27:31From the days of pre-contact right up to the Hollywood westerns, long hair has identified Aboriginal people right across North America. While it's effectively the most visual stereotype of Native people, today wearing long hair symbolizes an ancient bond to tradition that hasn't been broken, even through the most violent acts of assimilation. Plus, it looks cool! That's what ReVision Quest explores this week when host Darrell Dennis gets a good look at First Nations hair.
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 10, 2011 | 27:30Revision Quest Water: H2Oh-Oh? Audio
Revision Quest Water: H2Oh-Oh? Aug 10, 2011 | 27:30Clean drinking water is supposed to be available to everyone in Canada. But too often Aboriginal communities are under boil water advisories or lack the infrastructure to have clean water in the first place. So what can we do about our H2O woes?