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?
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 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?
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.
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?
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?
Sep 1, 2010 | 27:29Revision Quest Parenting (Episode 10) Audio
Revision Quest Parenting (Episode 10) Sep 1, 2010 | 27:29Darrell traces the history of native child abduction from the Residential School era, through the “Sixties Scoop”, to the ongoing controversy over Aboriginal Child and Family Services. And, believe it or not, there’s going to be room for comedy.
Aug 11, 2010 | 27:29Revision Quest Education (Episode 7) Audio
Revision Quest Education (Episode 7) 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?