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Darrell Dennis Blog: July 2011 Archives

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Missing and Murdered Blog

Today, I am writing this blog from the U.S.; Ohio to be specific.  I listened to today's episode about missing and murdered Aboriginal women just before I climbed into my car to drive south.  As I drove for hours along seemingly endless stretches of highway I was constantly reminded of the stories we heard today about the stretch of Canadian highway known as "The Highway of tears."  It is shocking to think that an entire stretch of road could gain notoriety for being the location of so many murders and unsolved disappearances, especially when they seem to focus on a specific race of people.
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Darrell on two spirited

When putting together any episode of ReVision Quest there are two things that we always look for: one, there is a good mix of humour throughout, and two, the interviews provide a balanced view on the topic we are covering. Some episodes succeed more than others but as I listened to this week's episode I thought we achieved our goals.

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Darrell on storytellers

One of the great things about making ReVision Quest is that we get to bust negative stereotypes about Aboriginal People. There are lots of words that get bandied about that are just plain destructive, but one of the words a lot of people don't think could be considered problematic is "quaint". The problem with being quaint is that it suggests that Aboriginal People and culture are stuck in a long forgotten era, a time when things were simple, and that's where our people remained -- simple.

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