Katherena Vermette

June 14th, 2013

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This week we sit down with writer Katherena Vermette to talk about her writing, her career, and the Aboriginal Writers Collective. She gives a great interview so definitely don't want to miss this one!

Our Educational Resource of the Week is the work of Tim Wise, specifically the upcoming documentary White Like Me which you can support here if you wish.

Learn more about the Aboriginal Writers Collective on their website or contact Katherena directly at KatherenaVermette@gmail.com or @KatherenaV

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Back From Victoria

June 9th, 2013

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After a brief interruption in programming we are back with some great new content!

This week we are back from the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) Congress in Victoria where we had the opportunity to interview Mr. Eric Ritskes (co-founder of the Decolonize journal) as well as the famous Marie Battiste (University of Saskatchewan). We also have clips from an earlier interview with Mr. André Cyr of Statistics Canada who shared with us his insights on Aboriginal statistics from the recent 2011 census.

We also have trivia, some news, and other matters all in this weeks show.

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Language

May 24th, 2013

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This week we respond to listener feedback and discuss Indigenous languages. As usual we've got Tweets of the Week, Educational Resource of the week, and nothing but good times all the way through.

Our education resource of the week is a poetry collection by David Groulx called Rising with a Distant Dawn published by Bookland Press.

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Also, the Indian agent permit Frank discussed in this week's episode:

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And last but not least, Mrs. Water's Grade 4/5 class video on residential schools: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHisNlnal8s

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Bonus Content: The Great Law of Peace

May 17th, 2013

As a follow up to his interview with us Dr. Brian Rice was kind enough to share an abridged version of the story of the Peacemaker and the Great Law of Peace. This recording is entirely his telling of the story.

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Dr. Brian Rice

May 17th, 2013

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This week we are fortunate to be able to sit down with Dr. Brian Rice of the University of Winnipeg. Dr. Rice is not only an amazing story teller and a fascinating academic, he is also a great friend, mentor, and elder. We will also be posting bonus content this week, separate from this interview, in which Brian shares the story of the Peacemaker, and the Great Law of Peace.

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Wab Kinew Part Two

May 10th, 2013

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This is part two of our interview with Wab Kinew. In this episode we talk politics, policy and the proposed Bill C428. Once again Wab delivers an amazing interview so tune in, tell a friend, and find us on your favourite social media!

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Ps. This week's educational resource of the week is Wab's Anishinabemowin Word of the Day series on YouTube. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/user/anishinabemowin

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Wab Kinew Part One

May 4th, 2013

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This week is the first part of a two part show with Wab Kinew. In this episode we talk with Wab about  his story; becoming involved with rap and hip hop, moving to Winnipeg from Onigaming First Nation, working as a journalist, and working with Canadians to move past misunderstandings and prejudice.

If you've ever heard Wab speak, and you probably have, than you know that he is extremely eloquent, insightful, and just plain awesome to listen to. We are very fortunate to have him on the show. You don't want to miss this one!

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Bill C-428

April 26th, 2013

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This week we talk about the importance of creating belonging for Aboriginal students in public schools as well as Bill C-428, which is a private members bill in it's second reading regarding the amendments to, and the eventual replacement of the Indian Act.

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Bill 18 Part Two

April 19th, 2013

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This is the second part of our mini-series on Bill 18. This week we are joined by Dr. Catherine Taylor of the University of Winnipeg and Mr. Albert McCleod of Two-Spirited People of Manitoba Inc.

This week's Educational Resource of the Week is Every Class in Every School by Dr. Taylor and Dr. Tracey Peter which can be found here: http://archive.egale.ca/EgaleFinalReport-web.pdf

As well as Suicide Prevention and Two Spirited People published by the National Aboriginal Health Organization which can be found here: http://www.naho.ca/documents/fnc/english/2012_04_%20Guidebook_Suicide_Prevention.pdf

The not-so-lovely Kevin is displaying these resources below while simultaneously modelling the new Frank and Kevin Show: In Colour! t-shirt!

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Bonus Content - The Arm Wrestle

April 15th, 2013

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This is not a full episode. This is a showdown.

After reading some comments on Facebook that suggested that Kevin wouldn't stand a chance against Frank, Kevin attempts to defend his honour by challenging Dr. Frank Deer (former competitive wrestler) to an arm wrestle.

Check out this week's bonus content to hear the shocking results.

- Frank and Kevin

(ps. This episode has no educational value whatsoever)

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