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ReVision Quest Blog: August 2010 Archives

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Aug 25, Aug 28: Humour: what's so funny about being Native?

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Many Aboriginals talk about the "Native sense of humour". So, what is it? Well, you kind of had to be there. And that's what we'll do; take the listener into the inner-world of native humour. For a group of people that may seem serious to the outsider, there's an awful lot of laughing going on behind closed doors. We'll hear from funny Native folks from all walks of life.
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Aug 18, Aug 21: Diabetes, from non-existent to omni-present.

On this issue, Aboriginals are #1! Yay. Oops. I mean Boo. Yes, Native people lead the country in many health problems.
Is it just poor living conditions?
Statistics indicate there's a lot more going on than that.
50 years ago Diabetes was virtually unknown amongst Aboriginal populations.
And, we're 5 times more likely to get it.
In this episode we get the diabetes diagnosis.
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Aug 11, Aug 14: Education: Did you learn anything in school this year?

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Indians all get free education, right? Afraid not. There are many conditions that come with that 'free' education. And, what are the odds that someone from an isolated reserve  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. RVQ asks Are The Kids Alright?
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