2012

 

Trailbreakers

Trailbreakers aired on CBC Radio throughout the summer of 2012. We're no longer on the air, but all episodes are still available on-demand and as podcasts....

First Native player in NHL Fred Sasakamoose still inspires

When the Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup this year, Aboriginal people across the country stood up and cheered. Jordan Nolan, Ojibway, and Dwight...

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Filmmaker Lisa Meeches gives back to the storytelling circle

Award-winning filmmaker Lisa Meeches is the president of one of the leading Aboriginal-owned production companies in Canada, heads up the board of directors for the...

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Chef Wolfman's Aboriginal fusion inspires Native restaurants

Chef David Wolfman is a culinary arts professor at George Brown College in Toronto and the star of his own TV show Cooking with the...

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High school program aims Aboriginal kids at healthcare field

  Rina Bright grew up on the Sandy Bay First Nation, a community where the doctor showed up once a week, and the dental office...

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Wabano Health Centre: a new model for Aboriginal health care

Ottawa may not have the largest urban Aboriginal population in Canada but it certainly has the most diverse.  It is home to First Nations, Métis...

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Doctors look at traditions for innovations in health care

The health of Aboriginal Canadians is a very real concern in this country.  Diabetes, addictions, obesity, HIV and AIDS are some of the major epidemics...

Chief Clarence Louie fights for self reliance on his reserve

Some First Nations are turning to very non-traditional models to make their reserves both successful and gainfully employed. Chief Clarence Louie of the Osoyoos Indian...

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TV drama Blackstone creator, cast talk pros and cons of show

Ron E. Scott and his television series Blackstone are doing more than making waves; they're causing arguments and debate. The rez drama takes on the...

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Ten portrayals of Aboriginal people on film and TV in the last 50 years

The levels of authenticity and depth of indigenous characters portrayed on TV and film has changed a lot in the last 50 years, but the...

Artist Corrine Hunt mixes traditional art with commercial viability

Corrine Hunt of Komoyue and Tlingit heritage is an artist making waves, both positive and negative ones. She created the wavy medals for the Vancouver...

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Native Fashion: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

This week Trailbreakers looks at how art is shaking up Indian country! Corrine Hunt of Komoyue and Tlingit heritage is an artist making waves, both...

Crusader of Aboriginal child services Cindy Blackstock won't back down

Trailbreakers features Cindy Blackstock, the head of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada.  She has been surveilled by Canada's own government....

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Top indigenous lawyer Don Worme talks heartbreak and healing

Don Worme is one of the great defenders of the Aboriginal Peoples in this country.He was a driving force behind the Neil Stonechild Inquiry that...

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"Trailbreakers" introduces you to Aboriginal movers and shakers this summer

Trailbreakers is an exciting and eye-opening new series airing on CBC Radio 1 and Sirius 159 as part of CBC's 8th Fire project. It...

Changing the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and police

"Justice and the Law" is the first episode of Trailbreakers. There's often a strained relationship between the Aboriginal community and the police force. And that's...