Mandatory Courses on Aboriginal Peoples at the U of W?

February 26th, 2015


This week we discussed the proposed mandatory Aboriginal focused courses that the University of Winnipeg Student Association has called for. We are joined by Rorie McLeod Arnould, President of the UWSA, who shares his insights on why the student union has made this proposal.

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The Most Racist City in Canada? Responding to the Macleans Headline

January 28th, 2015


We're back!

After much delay Frank and Kevin are back! Just in time to find out that we are perhaps recording in the most racist city in Canada? A city without clean drinking water? What happened while we were gone?
This episode we discuss the Macleans article; or more accurately, the headline on the cover of the magazine and our relationship with media.
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Student Questions

June 9th, 2014


This week Frank and Kevin take on some student questions! 

With the help of our friend Michael Bracconier of the local Winnipeg band The Washups we respond to questions from young people from the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. 
Each of the questions has been given it's own chapter in the podcast file so you can easily find each response. Thank you to Charlotte-Anne, Nick, Gavin, Samantha, and everyone else who sent in a question! There were some we didn't get to but we will respond to those in future episodes. Keep the questions coming. 
You can find The Washups here.
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Michael Champagne

February 28th, 2014

This week we chat with Michael Champagne of Aboriginal Youth Opportunities. Don't miss this one. Champagne gives an amazing interview and generously shares his story with us.

Our Education Resource of the Week is Champagne's own ARROWS philosophy available here:

Thank you to @FirstPeoples for providing us with our Indigenous Tweet of the Week!

Michael shares a clip from the amazing Leonard Sumner. Thank you Leonard for your beautiful music. Please buy his album here:

Be sure to check out Aboriginal Youth Opportunities and Champagne's TedxManitoba talk:

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Meeting with Frontier School Division

January 29th, 2014

This week the two of us were invited to meet with staff from District Three in the Frontier School Division to give a presentation. We took the opportunity to speak with Marti Ford who is Superintendent of that district about the good work being done across northern Manitoba. We also had the pleasure of speaking once again with Commission James Wilson of the Treaty Relations Commission who was also giving a presentation that day.

Thank you to everyone in Frontier. We wish you all the best!

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Final Episode of 2013!

December 20th, 2013

In this episode we talk about the proposed First Nations Education Act as well as controversy around a recent television commercial created by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights here in in Winnipeg. We also share our choice for Indigenous tweet of the week and much more!

This week's Education Resource of the Week is PISIM Finds Her Miskanow by William Dumas. This is an amazing book published by Portage and Main that offers a fictional story of a very real woman whose remains were found in 1993 at Nagami Bay in Northern Manitoba. Here is a link for the book:

The archaeological story behind PISIM was first documented in an early work by Kevin Brownlee and Leigh Syms called Kayasochi Kikawenow, which offers amazing insights not only into the life of this young mother, our grandmother, but also of Cree people in the mid 1600's. 

Nagami Bay, in Southern Indian Lake is an area that has been deeply effected by flooding caused by Manitoba Hydro dams. In fact these remains were almost lost forever due to flooding and erosion in the area. You can learn more about the history of flooding in this area here:

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Protests in Elsipogtog

November 28th, 2013

This week we are fortunate to have both Leah Gazan and Jerry Daniels to talk with us about Fracking and the protests we have all been hearing about in Elsipogtog and other parts of New Brunswick. Both have been very active here in Manitoba as part of the Idle No More movement and other grassroots movements for Indigenous rights and wellbeing.

We also give a big thumbs down to the most recent work of Frances Widdowson, who once again has attempted to mask her contempt for Aboriginal people's behind a work of flawed academia.

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Season Two with Shirley Delorme Russell

September 26th, 2013

We're back for Season Two! 

We're kicking off this season with our guest Shirley Delorme Russell, Resource Coordinator for the Louis Riel Institute.

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Season One Wrap-Up Show

June 28th, 2013


Here we are at the end of Season One! This week we talk about the second release of data from Statistics Canada's 2011 National Household Survey, flooding in First Nations Communities, the Manitoba Teachers Society warning about teaching in Sandy Bay First Nation, Trivia and much more!

Listen for a special guest appearance from Niigaan James Sinclair as well! Will this be a renewal of the rivalry with Dave Robertson? You'll have to listen to find out.

Have a great summer everyone! As always you can like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @FrankandKevin and subscribe for free on iTunes.

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Jaime Richard of Red River College

June 21st, 2013


Happy National Aboriginal Day!

This week we talk to Jaime Richard of Red River College about that institution's Aboriginal programs and recruitment strategies.

Listeners can get a hold of Jaime at or find her, her colleague and programs online here.

We also chat about a recent study on the Idle No More movement after six months and tensions surrounding the AFN.

Frank and Kevin also discuss Kevin's recent participation as MC of the Project of Heart event hosted by the Winnipeg School Division at the Oodena Celebration Circle. The photos below are from that event.

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