In the Season 6 finale of Red Man Laughing, Ryan replays his "12 Steps To Decolonization in Canada" mini-series with an accompanying "directors cut" and commentary on each of the pieces. 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Yellowknife during the Stories From The Land National Tour to share the stories of Hovak Johnston.

Hovak is a multidisciplinary artist that has created the Inuit Tattoo Revitilization Project, a project in the North that is committed to the revitilization of traditional forms of Inuit tattooing.

We are producing this episode in solidarity with the Traditional Indigenous Tattoo Gathering happening at Nimki Aazhibikong on September 29/30, 2017. 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to unceded Coast Salish Territory for the Kanata Festival and we share Ryan's conversation with Kanata Pod host, Lisa Girbav. They sit and chat about Canada 150, Canada 2167 and #thenext150.

This is a MUST LISTEN episode. 

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ABOUT KANATA POD

Kanata Pod is the newest addition to Indian & Cowboy and it has released a mini summer season in conjunction with the Kanata Festival on Turtle Island. Kanata Pod returns in the Fall with a string of live tapings and speaker series.

Be sure to rate, comment & subscribe to Kanata Pod inside of iTunes.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we argue strongly for the need for a statement of facts in Canada as it pertains to Indigenous Peoples in this country.

In this first half of the show, Ryan lays out the argument that if we are going to move forward in this country, we cannot do so by ignoring the truth, we are having wildly different conversations about the real roots of Canada.

In the second half of the show, we replay an excerpt from Canadaland's political podcast, Commons. In this episode of Commons, Ryan and co-host, Hadiya Roderique, are joined by Anishinaabe TIFF Programmer and CBC Radio Columnist, Jesse Wente, to talk about cultural appropriation and the actual effects of the wildly different understandings about the history of Canada and why that matters.

Thanks to Jesse Brown, Russel Gregg and Canadaland for allowing us permission to replay this very important episode of Commons.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Anishinaabe Wild Rice harvester, James Whetung's manoomin camp to hear about his commitment to ricing, his inherent right to do so and we investigate the brewing conflict between Indigenous rights and cottage country.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan sits down with the gentlemen from, "The Skoden Chronicles," to talk decolonization, Indigenous masculinity, the trappings of art and community and more.

Follow and subscribe to The Skoden Chronicles wherever you listen to podcasts.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing Ryan breaks some news on a few new projects in the works and he shares his first piece for VICE Canada, Canada 2167 - Indigenous Nationhood. We also hear a new track from Nehiyawak, an up and coming rock/blue band from Treaty 6 territory. Hear more Nehiyawak on their Soundcloud page.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we sit down with two artists on different journeys. In the first half of the show we sit down Anishinaabe musician/artist Dave Deleary, a well respected and long time member of the Indigenous entertainment scene. We talk about the roots of the Indigenous arts scene in Toronto and where he thinks the scene is headed now. 

In the second half of the show, I share my conversation with a powerful emerging artist, Braiden Houle, a young actor just starting out in his professional career as an actor. In this conversation we talk about his mentors, the risks he took to accomplish his goals and what is next for him as he enters one of the most vibrant arts scenes in North America - the Indigenous arts scene.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the ROM to learn more about the contents of a sacred burial mound site at the foot of Colonization Road in Fort Frances/Couchiching FN. Then, we sit down and have a full length featured chat with Colonization Road director and Executive Producer, Michelle St. John. In this chat we talk about the making of the film, the real effects colonialism has on Indigenous Peoples and the anticipated reaction to the film.

For more information on the film, to book a screening or to see web extras, visit the films website at colonizationroad.com.

To view the film online, visit the CBC DOCS "First Hand" website at http://www.cbc.ca/firsthand/episodes/colonization-road.

 

 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the Gichi Dewin Storytellers Festival in beautiful Wasaksing territory near Parry Sound, ON. Reconciliation & Canada 150 presents Canadian's with an opportunity to listen to AND hear Indigenous voices - it's up to Canadian's to seek, find then amplify the voices that speak to them.

We sit down and chat with Muskrat Magazine publisher & founder, Rebeka Tabobondung to talk about amplifying Indigenous voices and her struggle to bring Muskrat Magazine to the internet. We also sit down and chat with Muskwanakwad Rice to talk about his language journey and the importance of embracing the hard work it'll take for Indigenous Peoples to be heard.

Finally, we give you a preview of the 2nd Annual Gichi Dewin Storytellers Festival, which you'll hear in its entirety next week on the show.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan breaks down what to expect in Season 6 of the podcast, he announces some giveaways/contests to celebrate the new season, he rants about ugly babies and we hear music from World Hood, Mob Bounce & Teeqwa.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we ask the question, "Is reconciliation possible in Indigenous communities with the church present in communities." This season 5 finale features Ryan sharing 4 stories that share perspective & experiences around the intersection of the church & community.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we are proud to present a preview of the new, upcoming, Indian & Cowboy podcast series, Stories From The Land. This Fall (2016), Stories From The Land, will hit the road on a cross Canada tour, and present live storytelling events that will focus on Indigenous Peoples' connection to land & place.

Learn more about the Stories From The Land tour here: www.storiesfromtheland.com/blog/2016/3…ation-grant

Stories From The Land is generously supported by the Canada Council For The Arts, The Circle on Philanthropy And Aboriginal Peoples In Canada and the J.W. McNonnell Family Foundation.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to share three stories that might shine a lit & provide perspective on why he believes land needs to be central to every conversation about reconciliation happening today.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to reflect on the importance of self care inside the reconciliation movement. Ryan gets a nice reminder and teaching about kindness after recording an interview on "The Candy Palmater Show" for CBC Radio 1. In this personal reflection, Ryan reflects on the importance of self care, kindness & embodying teachings we so often speak of but rarely live through.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we head to Fanshawe College in London, ON for a student roundtable on education & reconciliation. We hand the mics over to the students and we hear about the challenges & pressures of being an Indigenous student in 2016, we talk about reconcliation and how they are (or are not) experiencing it inside of their school and finally we talk about how education offers a better way forward.

A big thanks to Fanshawe College's First Nation Centre for the invite to share time inside of this sharing circle, for hosting the workshop and for hosting the live show! 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take a look at the collision between the Indian Act & reconciliation and we investigate the question wether reconciliation is possible with the Indian Act in place in Canada.

 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we look at reconciliation in a completely different way than we have in other episodes this season. In this episode we ask how Indigenous Peoples can make a return back to our original instructions, our original ways of being, through the "treaties" and "agreements" we made with the world around us, that sustained us for thousands of years.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Fort William First Nation to visit a group of incredible Anishinaabeg that are dedicating their time, love & energy to a special stand of Maple trees on the side of Mount McKay.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we introduce a NEW, bite sized, special mini-series supplement to Season 5 of the podcast called, "Reflections on Reconciliation." In this first episode of the mini-series, we hear from Michif Artist, Christi Belcourt on her thoughts about art, land & reconciliation.

 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to the "Notions of Nationhood - Tea & Bannock Dialogues" that took place on February 10, 2016 at the Aboriginal Centre of Winnipeg, for a keynote presentation by Anishinaabe Elder, Dave Courchene (Nii Gaani Aki Inini - Leading Earth Man). 

In this riveting call to action, Elder Courchene implores us to consider our original instructions as Indigenous Peoples, our obligations to each other and to the land and to focus on "us" and not "them" when it comes to Nationhood and rebuilding our communities.


SHOW NOTES

The Turtle Lodge Website

Full Transcript of Elder Dave Courchene's Keynote Address

Notions Of Nationhood - Complete Video Archive

 
 
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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have the honour to take you to Nipissing First Nation to look their community building efforts using storytelling, land based community knowledge and some old fashioned face to face chit chat.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we welcome Wab Kinew back to the show. Wab is fresh off of a 2 month tour in support of his best selling memoir, The Reason You Walk, and in this chat we talk reconciliation, the difficult pathway forward in Canada, Indigenous Nationhood & its collision with the Canadian state.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing, Ryan turns the microphone on himself to explore the theme of family & love being at the core of what we need to move toward reconciliation.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Shingwauk Indian Residential Schools conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional territory (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) for Justice Murrary Sinclair's keynote address to the Youth participants in attendence. This is a revealing keynote address in which Justice Sinclair shares personal stories of success and of loss, victory and triumph, of love and of loss. 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to the a panel on reconciliation hosted by journalist Rachel Giese and features Lee Maracle and TRC Commissioner Marie Wilson. The panel took place at the ChangeUp 2015 conference hosted by the Inspirit Foundation

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we are pleased to present Douglas Cardinal's keynote presentation at the Shingwauk Indian Residential Schools conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional territory (Sault Ste. Marie, ON). Mr. Cardinal's keynote is wide ranging as he shares personal stories of loss, success & perseverance as well as stories of anger and frustration over the systemic racisms he's had to navigate in his professional life.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to the Shingwauk Residential School Conference at Algoma University in Baawaating Traditional territory (Sault Ste. Marie, ON) for the 4Rs Youth Momement panel on Youth Leading Reconciliation. 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we sit down with two members of the Onaman Collective, Isaac Murdoch & Christi Belcourt and we talk about their vision of reconciliation. Hint - it's on the land, with Youth, practicing art & reconnecting to who we are as Anishinaabe Peoples.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Chief Drygeese Territory to the heart of Dechinta's Bush Universities moosehide camp and we visit with instructor Melaw Nakehk'o, Ethel Lamothe and student Jonathan Konistea.

Melaw Nakehk'o (Liidlii Kue Deh Cho Denendeh) is a traditional moosehide tanner based out of Yellowknife, NWT and is on a mission to not only spread the word about the importance of traditional moosehide tanning to the people of Denendeh in relation to their connection to land, but she's also on a mission to teach the next generation of moosehide tanners the importance of holding onto the old ways of doing these vital land based activities.

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In this special episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we are treated to a rant by Ryan McMahon on his thoughts around reconciliation - what it is & what it isn't in his mind, what the pathway forward does/doesn't look like and who's on the hook for all the heavy lifting that will be required to move forward in Canada.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we chat with Dene standup comedian & writer, Nigel Born Standing Up (Dene, Cold Lake, AB). Nigel, originally from Northern, AB, has just completed the Comedy Program at Humber College in Toronto, ON and has started his journey on his comedy path.

In this conversation we talk about how he got to Humber College, the important place comedy holds in our society, why he thinks Theatre/Improv progamming for Youth is so important and the responsibility he feels working inside of mainstream comedy rooms as a rare brown face on stage.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we present a sit down featured chat w/Anishinaabe singer/songwriter Nick Sherman. This episode of the podcast is being copresented by Red Man Laughing and Nick's podcast, Knives & Wildrice.

In this conversation Nick and Ryan break down the making of Nick's new album, Knives & Wildrice, the process of documenting the journey of making the album through a podcast and what it was like to crowdfund & create this album with very little resources and the good graces of his friends and family.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing we podcast we turn our microphones over to a handful of Indigenous comic book creators, writers & pioneers in an incredible roundtable discussion. We sit down and chat w/Nicole Marie Burton (adastracomix.com), Jay Odjick (Kagagi), Michael Sheyahshe (nativecomicbooks.com) & Camille Callison (Mazinbiige) about the world of Indigenous comic books/graphic novels, the art & stories behind the books & the integral role comic books & graphic novels play in engaging our Youth in the ideas, philosophies & (general asskicking) teachings they may need in order to carry them into the future.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with 3 founding members of the ReMatriate Campaign to talk about their grassroots campaign that brings voice to the opposition of the ongoing appropriation of their cultural identities. 

In short, ReMatriate is a grassroots, Indigenous women led campaign to reclaim Indigenous identities. Ryan is joined by N’alaga (Avis O’Brien - Liwiłda’xw and Haida from Alert Bay, BC), Jeneen Frei Njootli (Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation from Old Crow, YT) and Kelly Edzerza Bapty (Tahltan of the Stikine River and Headwaters) and they cover topics from fashion & cultural appropriation, ReMatriating our communities, smashing patriarchy and why it is so important to look at the work of our elders & women before us to be informed about how to recenter the Women & Two Spirited in our communities.

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In this episode we talk to  Lalo Alcarez - Nationally syndicated comic strip artist & Producer/Writer of the upcoming Fox Television series, Border Town. Lalo and Ryan talk comedy, satire, community and working within a system that was never really meant for "us." 

LALO ALCARAZ BIO

Lalo Alcaraz is perhaps the most prolific Chicano artist in the nation, according to this bio. Lalo has been busy for over two decades chronicling the political ascendancy of Latinos in America and vigorously pushing the boundaries of Chicano art in the Post Chicano Art Era. 

He is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,”  seen in  scores of newspapers including the Los Angeles Times (syndicated by Universal Press Syndicate, home of “Doonesbury” and “The Boondocks.”)

Lalo has produced editorial cartoons for the L.A. Weekly since 1992 and also creates editorial cartoons in English and Spanish for Universal.Building on his success as an artist and writer, Lalo’s next project is a re-boot of the famed Pocho.com, his pioneering humor, satire and cerveza webzine/blog/news site.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk with educational video game designers & programmer Dr. AnnMaria De Mars of 7 Generation Games. Dr. De Mars breaks down the incredible success rates of students that have played their games, why and how students learn differently & Dr. De Mars tells us what it's like to dedicate her professional life to revolutionizing learning.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Edmonton, AB for a night of conversation about The Inconvenient Indian, Canada Reads 2015 and why Thomas King's book is the book to break barriers in Canada.

Moderated by CBC Producer Chris Martin, the panel included visual artist/speaker Aaron Paquette, writer/educator Marilyn Dumont and comedian/writer Ryan McMahon. The conversation is wide reaching and digs deeper into the issues raised by King in his book and lends itself to perspective & points of view not often heard by the mainstream.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk to Dr. Elizabeth LaPensée about her research, work & commitment to gaming, storytelling & art. We dig deep into her thoughts around community and her practice and why Indigenous Futurisms may hold the key to health & well being in a connected world.

Ryan and Dr. LaPensée talk about the challenges of working in the "traditional gaming space" and why/how independent gaming is such an important tool for Indigenous creators. 

This episode is all about looking backword to look forward and it's a can't miss episode of Red Man Laughing.

 

DR. ELIZABETH LAPENSÉE BIO

Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. is an Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish designer, writer, and researcher whose focus is Indigenous game development. Her design, writing, and art are informed by cultural values and teachings. She also expresses herself through comics, experimental animation, and other interactive media.

She believes strongly in the value of games in passing on teachings and the importance of collaborating with Indigenous community members during the development process. She is passionate about designing and contributing to Indigenous games in many forms.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we bring you to Winnipeg where Ryan and NDP MP Romeo Saganash (Abitibi/James Bay/Nunavik/Eeyou) walk & talk through the Canadian Museum of Human Rights. 

A lot of the interview is spent on the two men talking about Saganash's private members bill, Bill C-641, an act to ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). 

Also throughout the episode McMahon & Saganash cover "selling out" and "working for the man", the reaction Saganash's home territory had when he announced he'd be running for the NDP, the importance of the Indigenous Vote in the upcoming federal election and what real reconciliation might look like in Canada through the eyes of the NDP.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we bring you a full length featured chat with Team Canada Men's volleyball player, Dallas Soonias. Dallas is Cree & Anishinaabe and was born in Saskatoon but grew up in Red Deer, AB.  

An active kid growing up, Dallas focused his efforts in highschool and set his sights on athletics. He played his college ball for Red Deer College and then went on to play for the U of Alberta Golden Bears winning three national gold medals and a silver in his 4 years. He has spent the last ten years playing on the Canadian National Mens volleyball team and is currently playing Professionally in China.

In this chat we talk about the downside to surgery, the need to take personal inventory in life, goal setting and community responsibility as a role model.

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CBC Radio One is pleased to present Red Man Laughing, a special hour of indigenous comedy, music and interviews hosted by stand up comic Ryan McMahon. After 3 successful seasons of the hit podcast, the shows format was tweaked & twisted into this 1 hour National comedy special!

In January 2014, Ryan invited a group of fellow aboriginal artists to join him onstage at the Capitol Theatre in Edmonton’s historic Fort Edmonton Park. The show was recorded over 2 sold out nights (honestly, we could have sold out for a week straight there was such a demand for tickets) at the historic theatre. The show aired during the 2014 National Aboriginal Day weekend.

Guests include champion hand-drum singer Fawn Wood, singer/songwriter Nick Sherman, author and film-maker Richard Van Camp, and Canada Reads winning author, Joseph Boyden.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back to Denendeh for the second part of our conversation with Dene Nahjo. This young collective of Dene leaders are leading a movement of Youth (re)connecting with the land by creating cultural opportunities, community gatherings and conferences for underserved populations in the North.

We hear about the challenges of hosting and producing the Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering, consensus building in community, the difficulty of creating these opportunities as young people and they talk in depth about the struggle (and necessity) of returning to the land as a source of strength and direction for Dene Nahjo's future endevours.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you up to Denendeh (North West Territories) for our sit down featured chat with the Dene Nahjo collective. After a formal round of introductions to everyone in the group we hear about their commitment to the North, their commitment to their communities and ultimately their commitment to each other.

The Dene Nahjo collective break down how they make decisions as a collective, what it's like to be the fresh face of Dene organizers in their territory and they let us in on what they are trying to build - a healthy, vibrant North commited to "land, language & culture forever."

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down for a featured chat with Mob Bounce - The Northwest Kid (Craig Frank Edes) and Heebz the Earthchild (Travis Hebert) and we're treated to brand new unreleased music that is forthcoming on their upcoming album, Mob Medicine.

This hip hop duo came together a few years ago and have turned heads with their own brand of "alterNative Hip Hop" (you won't find many club bangers on their albums) and forward looking, conscious & battle ready lyricism and wit. Their music challenges stereotypes, misogyny, patriarchy, colonization & even decolonization - Mob Bounce puts everything on the table for discussion in their lyrics and their music is a breath of fresh air.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you inside the Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Gathering hosted by Dene Nahjo in Yellowknife, NWT.

This episode gives you access to the Gathering's closing circle - the process that was put in place for the women to hear the "declaration" and the view the document that was created throughout the week to give the women a chance to bring the work home to continue the conversations.

This episode captures the powerful process of reflection, recommendation & analysis by the women in attendance and there are many takeaways from listening to this process.

From the Indigenous Circumpolar Women's Conference website:

The gathering will bring together established and emerging Indigenous women leaders from across the circumpolar world for a series of workshops and panel discussions, and will allow emerging leaders to connect with established ones to develop mentoring relationships.

Women leaders in many Arctic Indigenous communities are not recognized or respected for their leadership roles. All too often, women are discouraged or barred from entering high-profile jobs or political roles. Colonization has left many Arctic Indigenous communities with a patriarchal legacy of disrespecting women that tolerates and even condones violence against women and girls.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back to beautiful Ft. Qu'Appelle, SK for the Treaty 1-11 Gathering for a keynote that was delivered by outgoing Treaty 1-11 Movement National spokesperson, Ovide Mercredi.

"The future of our communities, the Youth, they will elevate the conversations we have with this country called Canada." They will do it with the power of of the mind and of the spirit. They will do it as spiritual people and as academics. This is the prophecy. The is the prophecy coming alive." OVIDE MERCREDI

In this keynote we hear about the beginnings of the Treaty Gathering movement and how it came to be and Ovide breaks down a number of historical moments in the Treaty movements history. Ovide digs deep into the history of the movement, but maybe more importantly, he informs us of decades of work that has happened quietly and humbly on behalf of the movement.

This is an important keynote - it is critical, it is inspirational and it is historical. This is a must listen 

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to beautiful Ft. Qu'Appelle, SK for the National Treaty 1-11 Gathering that took place this past August 2014. This panel was a chance for Youth (and young adults that work with Youth) to share some thoughts & ideas on what the Treaty Movement can do more of to included Youth voices and enage young people in the Treaty Movement as a whole.

The panel consisted of:

  • Rita Merrick
  • Colby Tootoosis
  • Tim Catcheway
  • Colin Starblanket

In this conversation you'll hear a wide ranging discussion on a number of topics. Some of these topics include:

  • Youth engagement strategies;
  • Ceremony & connection to land;
  • Language & cultural work needed to help guide youth;
  • Whether engaging in mainstream systems has value;
  • As youth, standing up for & standing beside our Women;
  • Making our leaders put their "money where their mouths are."

The conversation does get cut short due to time contstraints (which we gently scold them for) but this is the conversation in its entirety.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down and have a chat with up and coming actor/comedian Madeline Terbasket. In this chat we talk about starting out in comedy, taking risks in order to get to where you want to be and the potential fallout from that. 

This interview takes a bit of a turn about half way through when we talk about Madeline recently diagnosed as Bipolar. Madeline candidly talks about working with the diagnosis and being patient with herself as she learns to walk with Bipolar disorder and the mania that can follow. Ryan shares some of his very dark secrets and together they work there way to a place of calm and peace with understanding that the very real impacts of depression & other mental health issues.

 

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down for a full length featured chat with the members of A Tribe Called Red. A Tribe Called Red is an award winning, Indigenous DJ collective that has taken the world by storm with their unique blend of both contemporary & traditional Indigenous musical stylings. They've been shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize, they are multiple Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award Winners and most recently won the 2014 Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year.

We cover a lot of conversation - we get a chance to hear from the full group (Bhudda Blaze, James Jones, 2oolman, Bear Witness & DJ NDN) to get a sense of what life is like now  that they're touring the world and carrying the hearts of so many with them. We get a chance to talk about some of their crazy tour scheduling, how racist and crazy France is, their experience meeting other Indigenous Peoples from around the world and we go in depth about the headdress/mascot issue at large festivals and what they're doing to face the ugliness of racism head on.

 

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back to the North American Indigenous Games for a sit down, feature chat with Dallas Soonias. Dallas is Anishinaabe/Cree and was raised in Saskatoon, SK. He's been a member Team Canada men's volleyball team for a decade now! When not playing for Team Canada, Dallas plays volleyball professionally on club teams all over the world.

We chat with Dallas about the ups and downs of playing volleyball professionally, his struggles through education and what is next for him. We also talk about his deep ceded dream of doing comedy someday - this chat is hilarious and we think he SHOULD give it a try.

SHOW NOTES

Dallas Soonias on Twitter

Dallas Soonias on Facebook

Dallas Soonias' Podcast - Indigenous Prime

Dallas Soonias as a Neechie Gear Role Model

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down and chat with Raven Kanatakta of Digging Roots. This chat happened live at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games and was recorded in front of Youth athletes and the general public and it focuses on the roots of their music, their process of making music & what it's like to live and tour on the road with a family. We get nerdy and talk guitars and all things nerdy about the guitar, breaking the law & we talk about living through love rather than anger or frustration.

SHOW NOTES

Visit the Digging Roots website.

Visit Digging Roots on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Get Digging Roots music on iTunes.

TRACK LISTING IN THIS EPISODE:

  1. All Night (For The Light - 2014)
  2. Spring to Come (We Are - 2009)
  3. Highway 17 (For The Light - 2014)

 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have a sit down feature chat with Crystal Shawanda. Crystal shares her story of moving from Wikwemikong to Nashville at a young age & working her way up from an open mic'er to an International superstar. We cover the bumps along the road & how easy it is to get lost along the way down our lifes path. And, finally, we talk about the change her music has taken recently in her move from country music to the blues.

Get Crystal's music, merch, tour dates & more from her WEBSITE.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast I sit down with Gitz Crazyboy (Dene/Blackfoot) and we talk about his work around his home community of Fort McMurray, AB. Gitz is a Youth Worker and has been vocal in the past number of years about the injustices development bring in terms of environmental impacts, the abuse of land, water & ultimately our communities and our women.

In this chat we talk about the Healing Walk, his memories of growing up in Fort McMurray, AB and how it's changed over time, his Youth Work & the celebrations/frustrations therein, his unplanned/heated (and viral) debate in Vancouver with Ezra Levant AND he ended up working with The Yes Men.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with the genre bending Tanya Tagaq Gillis. Unconventional in her approach to Traditional Inuit Throat Singing, Tagaq has created a name for herself as a risk taking, innovating & dynamic World talent. Her new album, Animism, is being released by Canadian label, Six Shooter Records, on Tuesday May 27th.

In our conversation we talk about everything from her own Indian Residential School experience (yes, she's a survivor), her creative process & her collaborations, Carnegie Hall with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra & how her art always ties her back to the land.

FROM THE LABEL - Six Shooter Records

Tanya Tagaq’s music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture.

This Inuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive. Her shows draw incredulous response from worldwide audiences, and Tagaq’s tours tend to jump back and forth over the map of the world. From a Mexican EDM festival to the Canadian High Commission in London, UK, her music and performances transcend language.

Tagaq makes musical friends and collaborators with an array of like-minded talents: opera singers, avant-garde violin composers, experimental DJs, all cutting edge and challenging. Tanya’s albums make for complex listening, but her string of Juno nominations attests to her ability to make difficult music speak a universal tongue.

Animism, the new album, was produced by west coast shape-shifter Jesse Zubot (Dan Mangan, Fond of Tigers). The record features Michael Red (Low Indigo), a sound sampler and DJ whose wild northern field recordings often serve as Tagaq’s de facto backing band, percussionist Jean Martin and Spanish opera singer Anna Pardo Canedo.

 

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with Justice Murray Sinclair - the Chair of the Truth & Reconcilliation Commission of Canada. In this featured chat we talk about whether Canada's IRS policy fall under the defination of genocide, Duncan Campbell Scott and the legacy of his policies, the language we use around IRS, what reconcilliation looks like AND we hit all stops in between.

At the start of the 3rd season of the podcast we asked our listeners who they'd like to hear from and our listeners spoke loud and clear - this was the most requested featured chat in our feedback responses.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you into the world of podcasting with a "how to podcast" adventure.I get asked all the time about how someone can get started podcasting and the answer is quite simple - start recording yourself. And. Once you do - listen to this podcast and follow the steps I lay out here.

This episode of the podcast covers the basics of "how to podcast" by focusing on 5 essential elements:

  1. The W 5 - who, what, where, when, why, how.
  2. Equipment/Gear
  3. Website & Publishing
  4. RSS Feeds & Subscribers
  5. Creating The Show - formats, lengths & more

The essential how to podcast is this: plan to record something, record something, publish what you've recorded with a podcast host (with an RSS feed), post what you've recorded on a website or websites, beg people to listen to what you've recorded, promote & cross promote what you've recorded on social media, blogs, websites & email newsletters. AND. Repeat.

I recommend everyone check out OUR FAQ's PAGE for details on this podcast.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we sit down with Metis Lawyer, Educator, mother & ass kicker - Chelsea Vowel. From the Lac St. Anne Metis community in Alberta, Chelsea is based out of Montreal and is currently running a Cree Language Immersion program (http://sakihitowinlearning.ca/) and is the owner of the Apihtawikosisan website - an incredible tool for all things Indigenous in Canada. Chelsea's website was integral to the reeducation of the mainstream when it came to Indigenous Issues in Canada at the height of Idle No More (it still is integral, work with me here) and her work has been published by Indigenous and mainstream publications alike.

In this featured chat we talk about her website going from 300 hits a month to 100 000 hits in a day and what kind of crazy responsibility that was to take on and the blowback that came with it. We talk about language immersion, relearning our languages and the struggle that comes with that. We work through obstacles around Indigenous Feminism and why Settler Femisism tends to bump heads with women from our communities, AND, finally - we talk about raising kids in an Urban environment and the types of specific challenges that presents through our kids' educations and our own sense of responsibility to our children as parents in the Indigenous context.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast I am joined by Sarah Cortez (Metis), Janice Makokis (Cree) & Dawn Marie Marchand (Cree/Metis) and we discuss Bill C-33, or the First Nation Control Of First Nation Education Act. The bill has been tabled in the House of Commons and will be moved quickly through the house to gain Royal Assent (brought into law) and the race is now on to educate those that will be deeply effected by the bill.

Not only does this bill break Treaty (no free, prior or informed consent) but it sets First Nations up for disasterous results as this new proposed system would basically adopt Provincial Standards which are failing our Youth in startling numbers. It is felt by many that if we have the chance to create real, meaningful and lasting change to Indigenous Education - it has to come from Indigenous Peoples. 

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with Anishinaabe MC & Hip Hop Artist Tall Paul. Based out of Minneapolis, MN, Tall Paul has been catching the attention of many in the Indigenous music community and is a mainstay in the Minneapolis Underground Hip Hop community. Tall Paul's music strikes a balance between the ol' school consciousness of original hip hop but it's also unapologetically forward looking as his lyrics are deeply personal and rooted in his reality as an Anishinaabe person living on the south side of Minneapolis.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we get to hear a LIVE test of a service called MIXLR and we bring you an hour of sketch comedy as we revisit "Life According To Clarence Two Toes."

In an effort to continue growing the show and to search new avenues and platforms to share the show with - I was eager to try out mixlr.com - a LIVE streaming internet broadcast service. This service can allow the podcast to broadcast live, record live & to bring you inside festivals, events & conferences wherever the Red Man Laughing Podcast finds itself.

Another interesting concept - a streaming, online, Indigenous radio station. As I make steps towards launching Indian Country's first podcast network online - the potential of this service is exciting.

 

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Moose Hide Moccassins is a new standup bit I'm working on for the new album I'm working on which will be recorded Summer 2014. In this clip I take you live to a sold out audience in Regina, SK for the 2014 Sakewewak Distinguished Storytellers Festival where I share the story of Little Billy, an airplane, my kookum, the gas bar, rolaids, spirit animals, ceremonies & adult sleep overs.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to Regina, SK for the 14th Annual Sakewewak Distinguished Storytellers Festival. We are joined by two of the festivals headlining acts - Moe Clark (Metis) & Mihirangi (Maori). 

Moe Clark is a spoken word artist that has mixed music, beats, loops, traditional music & more into her highly original fusion of inspiring & transformational songs of empowerment, struggle & victory. We are so glad to have had the chance to sit down and talk with Moe about balancing contemporary tools with traditional values & ideas - this is a great chat!

Mihirangi is a vocalist that has turned technology into her touring mates - she mixes beats, loops, multi-instruments, beat boxing AND her incredible voice to present a sonic landscape rich with the history of the Maori peoples. Mihirangi and I sit down and talk about her life growing up on the road with musicians as parents and she shares a hilarious story about being caught on live tv having no idea what was being talked about - too good!

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you to Ottawa, ON for a live recording of the podcast done in partnership with Niigaan: In Conversation.The esteemed panel of guests include Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Derek Nepinak, Serpent River Chief Isadore Day, Wab Kinew, Leanne Simpson, Lee Maracle, Geraldine King & Celina Cada-Matasawagon. I tasked the group with taking a look back at the last year in regards to the rise of Idle No More.

Winter Time is the time of year where the earth becomes covered in snow. It’s a time for rest and reflection. Last winter we rose. We did not rest, we did not reflect. We took to the malls, the streets, and the hills. The community rallied around, there was a desperate feeling, people gathered at teach-ins, the scent of medicines was everywhere. We need to get that energy back. Niigaan: In Conversation asked ourselves, what happened to the fire? The problems are still here, we still have work to do. Let’s get together as a community and talk about our future.

A few highlights from this talk that you should listen for are: 

  • Lee Maracle talking about the prophecy that told us that we'd be teaching the world about the power of our drums & community.
  • Chief Isadore Day breaking down the importance of self care and taking care of the homefires.
  • Leanne Simpson sharing her thoughts on the Wampum Belt - letting us know what the belt DOES mean to her and what it DOES NOT mean to her.
  • A spirited and heart felt discussion on education for Native Youth (FNEA rejections) - we can/need to take better care of our young people as they head to institutions.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you inside the SFU Woodwards Theatre in downtown Vancouver for the Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival (VIMAF). This was an incredible show that features Richard Van Camp (Dogrib (Tlicho) Nation from Fort Smith, NWT), Melina Laboucan-Massimo (Lubicon Cree) and Klee Benally (Dine/Russian/Polish).

Richard Van Camp breaks down stories from community, the process of adapting his works to film & television and he ends up hijacking the podcast (in the best way possible) and doing a hilarious book giveaway! Next Melina Laboucan-Massimo schools us on the connection between the destruction of Mother Earth and how/why it is directly connected to the violence Women from our communities experience. Melina also recounts a touching and very funny story about her sister, Bella, that brings us to a beach, involves slightly scared Non-Native people and a suprise ending. Melina's sister Bella is no longer with us in the physical sense as this summer she was taken from us in a crime that has yet to be solved. We're honoured Melina shared Bella's story with us. And, last but not least, we get to hear from the incredible Klee Benally. Klee gives us some music, but he also shines a light on a longstanding fight for his home territories and he tells us about what the land means to him.

This is one of our best shows yet - enjoy and please share!

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you back inside the walls of the 6th Annual Indigenous Writers Gathering. This time we bring you to the panel talk featuring Sterlin Harjo (Director/Writer/Producer) and Ryan McMahon (Comedian/Writer). During this panel they talk about the influence new media has played in the reclaiming of culture and story as it pertains to the empowerment of communities and performance groups like the 1491's and in Ryan's standup comedy career.

Throughout the talk - both Sterlin and Ryan go back to responsibility and community and why it's so important to understand why it's so important to understand the responsibility artists hold today in Indian Country.

Also on the podcast this week - we're excited to welcome back the incredible musical talents of Silver Jackson! We're honoured to drop a couple of unreleased tracks that you're going to hear on Silver's new album due out in early 2014.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we take you inside the 6th Annual University of Toronto Indigenous Writers Gathering which took place on campus at First Nations House. We hear from David Treuer (Anishinaabe - Leech Lake, MN), Taiaiake Alfred (Kahnawake Mohawk) and Lee Maracle (Sto:lo Nation) as they talk about their works and how they connect to the land.

The first part of the podcast brings you to David and Taiaiake's panel discussion - Developing Nationhood and Supporting Sovereignty Through Storytelling And Academia. In today's political climate we hear many Indigenous Peoples talk about the land in pragmatic or metaphorical ways - but - is the connection the land more practical than that? These authors bring us inside of their work in an often hilarious and insightful way.

The second part of the podcast brings you to the Gala Event held on the Friday night of the Indigenous Writers Gathering and we feature the work of the incomparable Lee Maracle. Lee is one of the most prolific authors in Canada and her books are hauntingly beautiful, challenging and powerful stories from not only her own experience and point of view - but, also, from the land itself.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we debut a new series that we'll feature throughout the season called "Stories From The Land." In the debut episode of Stories From The Land we hear from NWT Storyteller and Educator, Scott McQueen. He recounts a story about North America's biggest dog sled race. He takes us inside the traplines and onto Great Slave Lake and lets us into a world of dogs, toboggans AND snow...lots of snow.

So often we talk about the land, our connection to the land and our obligation to be caretakers for the land and I often wonder if people "get what we mean" about our connection to the land and just what that means. The Stories From The Land Series will deliver just that - stories from Indigenous Peoples on the land and what their connection is spiritually, physically and emotionally so as to share perspective on why it is we so often defend it from harm and destruction.

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​In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we sit down for a featured chat with the 1491's. The 1491's are a sketch comedy & video artist collective that have produced a large body of video work on the internet which pushes boundaries, opens doors and turns Indian Country on its head. We talk about how they got their start, their responsibility as cornerstones in resurgence through art, the REPRESENT video series and what they have on tap next.

This week we have a couple of musical ​guests - Tall Paul & Bear Fox. Tall Paul is a Minneapolis based Anishinaabe MC/Hip Hop Artist that has turned heads with his new album full of conscious lyrics and head banging beats.

Our other musical guest is Bear Fox. During my chat with the 1491's, Bobby Wilson talks about the REPRESENT v​ideo he did with Bear Fox, a member of the Kontiwennenhawi Woman's Singers (translates to "Carriers of the Words,") based out of Akwasasne, NY. Bear Fox is a NAMMY award winner and is dedicated to make music that supports the revitalization and health of Kanienkeha (the Mohawk Language).

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing Podcast we sit down with Christi Belcourt, a Metis visual artist with a deep respect for the  traditions and knowledge of her people.  The majority of her work explores and  celebrates the beauty of the natural world. We really wanted to talk with Christi about her incredible vision behind the "Walking With Our Sisters" moccassin vamp project which took North America by storm this past spring & summer.

The project is a a massive commemorative art installation comprised of 1,600+ moccasin vamps (tops) created and donated by hundreds of caring and concerned individuals to draw attention to this injustice. The large collaborative art piece will be made available to the public through selected galleries and locations. The work exists as a floor installation made up of beaded vamps arranged in a winding path formation on fabric and includes cedar boughs. Viewers remove their shoes to walk on a path of cloth alongside the vamps.

The project is set to open its first exhibition in Edmonton (Oct 2-14) at the Telus Atrium at the University of Alberta and it's booked to exhibit around North America through 2019. Yes. 2019. Six years from now.

Connect with the Walking With Our Sisters on Facebook & Twitter.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we sit down and chat with the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief - Derek Nepinak. In recent months, Grand Chief Nepinak has made headlines as one of the more vocal Leaders moving towards the formation of a National Treaty Alliance - an alternative group to the Assembly of First Nations. We talk with Grand Chief Nepinak about Idle No More, demanding Treaty be upheld and lived up to by the Crown and identifying the challenges of moving forward in our communities and Nations.

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ABOUT GRAND CHIEF DEREK NEPINAK

Derek Joseph Nepinak. Niibin Makwa (Summer Bear) was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba and spent his first few years living in the home of his grandparents on the Pine Creek First Nation. During this time, Derek observed his great grandparents living the ways of his people; hunting, fishing, gardening, smoking fish, tanning moose hides and other traditional activities. Derek was raised in a family setting with many aunts, uncles and cousins forming the family unit in the customary way of his people.

Derek excelled in school and was also a very strong athlete in hockey, football & swimming. Derek also excelled at football and was the starting quarterback for his high school football team. In 1992, while swimming for the University of Calgary Derek swam in the Olympic Trials in Montreal and was a nation finalist. A few years later he practiced with the University of Alberta Golden Bears football team during his undergraduate degree. 

In University, Derek completed a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Native studies from the University of Alberta. While in the process of obtaining his first degree, Derek worked with Aboriginal youth in the care of Child & Family services. As a youth-care worker, he helped design an Aboriginal residential care program that integrated cultural awareness and protocols into the day-to-day activities of the youth. This helped to promote a much-needed sense of belonging and identity for the youth. 

Following his first degree, Derek traveled to the North and worked with two Dene communities near Fort Smith, NWT. In this capacity, Derek assisted in the development and revision of the Band’s Constitution, bylaw development, community planning, as well as economic development initiatives. While assisting the Dene people, Derek also completed a law degree from the University of Saskatchewan; in his last semester completing the Intensive Program in Aboriginal Lands, Resource & Governance at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Derek excelled in the area of Aboriginal law where he received several academic awards, including a prestigious nation award from the University of Toronto Law School for the best student submission to the indigenous Law Journal. 

Continuing his education, Derek received the Duff Roblin Fellowship and enrolled in the Aboriginal Governance Master’s Program at the University of Winnipeg. Prior to completing his Master’s degree, Derek was called home by the people to become the Chief of the Pine Creek First Nation. 

When Derek became Chief, the community of Pine Creek was in third party management and had defaulted on many of its CMHC mortgages. Several garnishees were registered against the band and third party managers controlled all INAC funds. INAC contribution agreements were in default and reporting standards were nonexistent. The band had also lost its bison herd and community morale was considerably low. In nine months, Chief Nepinak implemented financial and administrative controls and was able to take the community out of third party management. Chief Nepinak also brought the housing program into compliance and was able to get all eleven CMHC mortgages consolidated and paid consistently on time.  

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we take you live to beautiful Victoria, BC during the University Of Victoria's Indigenous Governance Programs week long "Indigenous Leadership Forum." We were honoured to be asked to join the forum for a night of comedy, music and art chats as it relates to the movement and we gladly accepted!

Joining us this week on the podcast is Nick Sherman (http://nicksherman.ca), Tobold Rollo, or, @SettlerColonial on Twitter (http://toboldrollo.com), Janet Rogers (http://janetrogers.com) AND Art Napolean (http://music.cbc.ca/#/artists/Art-Napoleon).

In this episode we talk about the words behind the music and why they matter to the Indigenous Nationhood Movement, Tobold & Ryan talk about flipping tables in Tim Horton's and how to navigate drunken family dinners, Janet Rogers recounts a stunning story about a hummingbird and Art Napolean shares his flavour or Red Roots Rock!

 

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we take you to Saskatoon, SK for our stop on the Red Man Laughing tour. We were so grateful to have such an incredible audience come out and support the show in Saskatoon and you can tell the difference in the spirits of the performers.

In this episode we have TWO special guests that join us for featured chats - we feature Cree playwright Ken Williams & Cree gigmaster John Noon. With Ken we talk about the politics of writing for the Theatre and whether he feels Canada (and ourselves) is ready to hear our stories. With John, we talk about his time as a singer and why he feels outreach and understanding is integral to a way forward in this country.

Also, inn this episode, we continue to riff on the "beauty of Nick Sherman", Leonard's "Elder Sumner" character comes out in full effect, Conway K. goes deep on his healing journey and I embarrass myself by trying to rap.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we bring into the cozy confines of the Urban Shaman Art Gallery for the 1st stop of the Red Man Laughing Tour. This show features music, laughs & stories from Nick Sherman, Leonard Sumner and myself.

In this episode we talk about Nick living in a cabin without running water and his new found love of showers! Leonard talks about the impact his music has had on people and he'll tell us about an incident he had with some hitchhikers and I share my deep dark nightmare of being chased down and found by the countless hitchhikers that I've passed in all of my travels.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we have a featured chat with the Drum Keeper, Composer & Lead Singer for Cree Confederation - a powwow group from Frog Lake FN in Alberta. People may have also heard of Dallas as he is also part of an incredible and ground breaking singing duo, Fawn & Dallas. Fawn, of course, is Dallas's wife & better half - and we feature music from their new album "Blessings" (Canyon Records, 2013).

In this episode we talk about everything from the humble begginings of walking to powwows to winning the largest powwows in Indian Country. This is a good chat and a necessary look at the behind the scenes life of a powwow singer and his family - so much work has to happen behind the scenes to be able to have the privilege of being able to help the people with our songs & dance.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we ride along side Ryan as he drives to the University of Saskatchewan for a show. In this episode we talk about Ryan's deep displeasure with having to talk to strangers and we get his thoughts on the Papal announcement and what he thinks that means & doesn't mean for Indian Country.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast the microphone is turned on Ryan - an old friend of Ryan's, Eric C Keast (visual artist, muralist, writer), interviewed Ryan for his podcast over a year ago - Eric never released the podcast and the rest is history. In this chat we talk about Ryan's comedy beginnings in Toronto, the struggle to "make it" as a comedian and the struggle to find the truth through comedy.

The "politics of Indian Comedy" are covered pretty heavily in this episode and this chat shines a light on some of the "comedy nerdom" and the struggle therein.

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in this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk about the Idle No More movement becoming a more reflective movement as a whole - the need for change & the call for a plan moving forward begins on the ground, in our communities! Ryan's key to good parenting (lying through your teeth) is shared with Red Man Laughing listeners. Ryan talks about wanting to get his shoes shined but ultimately chickening out - airports, a $20 bill and the mens room are key components to this story.

And , musical artists have started to release tracks and new works around the Idle No More Movement and we're featuring ALL NEW WORKS from Lorenzo, Fawn Wood, Sacramento Knoxx, A Tribe Called Red, Janet Rogers & Ostwelve.

Music Tracks:

12 mins 12 secs - Lorenzo - They Say (Death Song) 

26 mins 02 secs - Fawn Wood - Tapwe Oma (Iskwaywak - Songs of Indigenous Womanhood)

37 mins 47 secs - Sacramento Knoxx W/ John Truddel - Our Fantastic World

47 mins 17 secs - A Tribe Called Red - The Road

51 mins 52 secs - Janet Rogers - Giving A Shit

56 mins 03 secs - Ostwelve - Stand For You

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing I have a guest Co-Host for the very first time - I'm joined by Mr. Wab Kinew. Wab and I have been talking about creating/starting a new podcast together and we (along with our dear friend Lorenzo) have kicked around the idea for months. Last night, when news from Ottawa started to roll in about the movement the Chiefs at the AFN Special Assembly made - we thought this would be the perfect chance to put our heads together and try something new.

Today on the show we feature THREE incredible leaders and we chat with them about the INCREDIBLE movement we see happening in Indian Country today here in Canada. Featured on the show this week we have Chief Isadore Day (Serpent River First Nation), Tanya Kappo (one of the leaders & creators behind the #IdleNoMore community movement) & Dr. Pam Palmater (Mi'kmaq Lawyer, Ryerson University).

INTERVIEW TIMES

Chief Isadore Day Interview begins at 42.00

Ryan McMahon Breaking Down The Proposed 24 Hour Telethon Idea 1hr 10mins

Tanya Kappo Interview begins at 1hr 15mins

Dr. Pam Palmater Interview begins at 1hr 33mins 

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In this episode we talk about Moose Hunting and the importance of having a connection to the land or having "a place that you are from." It gets a bit "heady" at times, but bare with Ryan, he's working shit out for himself. We take some listener email and we feature music from the incredible talents of BURNT PROJECT 1.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we are proud to present a featured chat with Mskwaankwad "Musky" Rice. Musky is a young man from Wasauksing First Nation in Ontario, Canada and he recently uprooted his life, dropped everything he was doing and moved home to his First Nation to learn his language - Anishinaabemowin. An incredibly young person, Mskwaankwad is a Youth leader and advocate, a University graduate and his story of starting a brand new journey on his life path is an incredible story that we had to share with our podcast listeners. We talk language, culture, community and reconnecting with our sense of self through spending time with our Elders. This podcast episode is as good as it gets - enjoy!

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we say a GIGANTIC thank you to everyone that support Ryan's 30 show, 26 city, cross Canada fall tour, we talk about the comfort of "being home", we continue the conversation revolving around Ryan not being a "real man" and we talk about bad hotel rooms.

MUSICAL GUEST(s)

This week we're proud to present the incredible sounds of MOB BOUNCE. Buy their music, get their merch and follow them on twitter and facebook.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we celebrate the return of the show as we launch EP#1 of Season 2 of the podcast. We're stoked to be back and we've got a few announcements, we share a live standup clip from a show I did in Ottawa this summer and we give you the lowdown on what's going on this Fall in the world of Ryan McMahon Comedy.

IN THIS EPISODE

We're proud to announce a NEW musical producer to the show. Last season our podcast music beds were excellently produced by A Tribe Called Red. Their music helped shape the feel & attitude of the show! This season our musical producer is the incomparable STOMP of Rezofficial fame. The super producer from Hobeema is one of the most well respected and most busy producers with projects with Rezofficial, Wab Kinew, Winnipeg's Most and others under his belt. We're stoked to have STOMP on board!

We're announcing a new segment to the show. This season you're going to be introduced to "What My Elders Told Me" as we have guests share their rendition of teaching/stories/life lessons that helped them along their paths.

We also talk about the UnReserved Tour, my time at the Just for Laughs Festival and why it's important to claim space, reclaim space and to standup and be counted - as uncomfortable as it always will be.

MUSICAL GUEST(s)

This week we're proud to present the incredible sounds of WORLD HOOD & THE NATIONAL PARCS. Buy their music, get their merch and follow them on twitter.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk with Mohawk Rocker-Blues-Singer-Songwriter-Asskicker-Race Car Driver - Derek Miller. We talk about where and how he got his first guitar, boobs, Willie Nelson and charting your own path in art but also in life. This was a highly anticipated interview and we KNOW you're going to love it - Derek is the real deal and he breaks it down for us in a way only he can.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing gives you his take on the good, the bad and the ugly on National Aboriginal Day and why he thinks the day is not necessarily a good thing for Indian Country. We also get to hear about the early struggles of starting a new act as Ryan's retired his old act - after four years of comedy - it's time to start fresh and we hear all about the early process. Finally, we hear about Ryan's struggle to simply enjoy a few minutes in a hot tub.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we hear Ryan blab and blab and blab for forty straight minutes as he sits in his hotel room in Calgary. If you like ridiculous stories - then you're in luck - Ryan talks about line dancing, a trip to Chapters, his experience with talking to audiences after shows, he has an awkward experience on his hotel room patio, and he shares a story about how he started in comedy and how long the journey has been to get to his own comedy special.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk with author, scholar and artist - Leanne Simpson. Leanne is the author of the incredible "Dancing On Our Turtles Back" and having read the book (going on 12 times now), I decided that i NEEDED to have Leanne on the podcast to share her empowering and enlightening message. Her book changed my life and I not only wanted to thank her, but I wanted to dig a bit deeper in terms of decolinization and where that journey must start - with us, as individuals.

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About Leanne Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer and scholar of Michi Saagiik Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, is an Adjunct Professor in Indigenous Studies at Trent University and an instructor at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge, Athabasca University.  She has also lectured at Ryerson University,  the University of Victoria, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Winnipeg.

Leanne is also an oral story-teller and language-learner.  She has performed at the last two Ode’min Giizis festivals in addition to Nishnaabemowin Saswaansing’s Solstice Storytelling event. Dr. Simpson lives in Nogojiwanong, the inspiration for much of her work, where she homeschools her two children. She is currently the co-director of Wii-Kendimiing Nishinaabemowin Saswaansing, a language nest for Nishnaabeg families and she is also a member of O’Kaadenigan Wiingashk artist collective.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we find our return back to our "variety" typed episode and Ryan takes you on when of his scariest journies of his life - buying movie tickets for a few underaged kids. We break some major news about being added to a few MAJOR podcast platforms and how/where to find Red Man Laughing next. We're also joined by youtube sensation "The Way Too Personal Internet Handdrum Dude" as he shares a beautiful gift given to him by the Creator.


Our musical guests this week are Heems (Himanshu of Das Racist) as we spin a track from his mixtape "Nehru Jackets" and we're joined by Winnipeg's own - PNutty of Filthy Animals fame. We give a shout out to Filthy Animals as Broms & Big Bear are featured on PNutty's track and we're going to link you up with some FILTHY youtube action from FA themselves.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we talk with one of Turtle Islands most important Indigenous artists - Nadya Kwandibens. Nadya Kwandibens is Anishinaabe and French from the Northwest Angle #37 First Nation in Ontario and she is a pure bad ass. She is based in Toronto and much of her work ground breaking works explores the identity of urban Aboriginal people as illustrated in her popular Concrete Indian photography series. Nadya is changing the way the mainstream sees and experiences Indigenous Peoples in North America as her work continues to grow in popularity.

Nearly EVERY big star (if there is such a thing) in Indian Country has had their photo's done with Nadya as he attention to detail, her ability to draw out her the personalities of the people she shoots and her take no prisoners, D.I.Y. attitude has caught the attention of both the mainstream and Indian Country alike.

MUSICAL GUEST - DJ Javier Estrada

Mexico's most exciting new producer, Javier Estrada delivers everything from tribal to moombahton to pre-hispanic dubstep in a unique, fun-loving, high-energy and ever-tropical manner.

Javier's prolific production portfolio is a tour-de-force through the best that Latin America has to offer in this new burgeoning tropicalized electronica scene and a show of all the possibilities that exist within the ever-expanding world of tropical bass.

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@DJJavierEstrada

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have a sit down, featured chat with, and feature the music of, the Ottawa based DJ Collective - A Tribe Called Red. DJ NDN, Bear Witness & DJ Shub are the masterminds behind the crew that have created a brand new musical movement called "Powwow Step." They've taken North America by storm over the last two years having headlined shows, tours & festivals and their influence can be seen and heard and the World Indigenous Electronic Music world heats up. Their live shows are stuff of legend, they're boundry breaking, genre twisting sound is as original as it gets, and they're just getting started.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we find out about Ryan's bad luck everytime he steps on on airplane and we find out whether Ryan would be a good uncle or not. The main event for this episode of the podcast though is a sit down, featured chat with Leonard Sumner, AKA Lorenzo. Lorenzo is an Anishinaabe hip hop artist from Little Saskatchewan First Nation in Manitoba and his blues-country-hip hop hybrid musical style has people paying attention to what he's doing next. We talk about Lorenzo's journey - from a self taught musician learning tabs on youtube to playing concerts and shows with some of Canada's most well know Hip Hop crews. We're excited to give away a few of Lorenzo's tracks for FREE as Red Man Laughing podcast exclusives!

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we have a sit down, featured chat with Wab Kinew. A journalist, television host, hip hop artist, father, sundancer & pipe carrier - Wab Kinew is the real deal. We talk about his past, present & future and all things in between. We talk about Wab's music and his influences, we talk about his almost accidental television career, the importance of ceremony in his life, how fatherhood made him who he is today and we talk about how Wab manages his life wearing all of the hats that he does.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we talk about trying to get as much Red Man Laughing on the internet as there is porn & LOL'z Cats, Ryan rants about "superstition" and its role in Indian Country and we share a very embarrassing story from Ryan's childhood.

MUSICAL GUEST - WORLD HOOD

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Estrella Hood
Behind the beat machines or the microphone, Estrella Hood is the dynamic voice of World Hood, and the voice heard throughout the group’s self titled debut release. Influenced by her childhood soundtrack as the daughter of Mexican immigrants on the West Coast, Estrella Hood combines culture and kick drums relocating traditional ceremonies to the dancehall.

Indio the Beatmaker
With roots in Africa, India, and California, Indio the Beatmaker is the mind behind the beats and the man behind the boards playing both producer and engineer for the World Hood camp. Known for the trademarked international flavor of his DJ sets, 2011 saw the release of his first full-length production, the self titled World Hood, which received rave reviews from the international music including MTV Iggy and Ghettobassquake.com.

Afro-Latin Dub meets West Coast bass, World Hood, the self titled debut album from World Hood Music is a peaceful revolution in itself, uncrowded by the usual suspects. The group’s first release plays like a breakbeat fairytale with distinct Afro-beat, Cumbia, and Hip Hop

(World Hood Biographies reprinted from http://aboriginalmusicweek.ca)

(chapters. World Hood music is what would commence shortly after.

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In this episode of Red Man Laughing we hear a few big announcements about some future shows & a we hear about a new, HUGE, future project for Ryan - Definately Not The Opera. WHOA.  Ryan shares an awkward story about getting ready for dinner with a few of his heroes, the Powwow Pickup Pimp tells you to rock your Creedance Clearwater Rivival stylee every chance you get and we tackle the "politics in Indian comedy" question that stems from a few pieces of listener feedback.

SPECIAL NOTE: if you bought the NDN CMDY app for your mobile device - look for the BONUS CONTENT on the "extra's" tab of the app. Enjoy!

MUSICAL GUEST - SKOOKUM SOUND SYSTEM

Skookum Sound System first came together in November of 2011 to perform at the inaugural Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival, with the intention of only doing one show.  Respecting the unique connection/flow with each other and with the audience, and along with gaining the active interest of others, Skookum Sound System went on to perform again January 1st at W2 Lights NYE and January 25th, 2012 at the PuSh Festival at Performance Works on Granville Island, Coast-Salish Territory.  Recently they head-lined Trickster In The Machine at the BlackBox Theatre, hosted by the Alternator Gallery, in Kelowna-Syilx (Okanogan) Territory. 

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE HERE.

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In this episode I'm honoured to have the chance to have a sit down, featured chat with the Assembly of First Nations National Chief - Shawn Atleo. I wanted to talk with the National Chief to get a chance to get a sense of who he is and what it is that shapes his policy and vision for moving forward as Indigenous Peoples living in Canada. After what was supposed to have been a "historic gathering" with the Crown, I wanted to hear more about the vision & plans around Canada making good on Treaty promises and what a Post-Indian Act Canada might look like.

Musical Guest - Silver Jackson

This weeks musical guest is Silver Jackson (Tlingit/Aleut). From Sitka, Alaska, Silver Jackson is a musical project of visual artist Nicholas Galanin.  Silver Jackson has mixed everything from broken blues to lo-fi folk.  The son of blues musician Strummin’ Dog, and brother of Little Stones Father front man, music waters his family tree.  A whiskey drinking blues musician gifted Nicholas with the alias “Silver Jackson” after a street jam.  With this new identity, Silver began writing and recording, issuing his first Ep, “Moves Like Music”, which introduced his fresh sound to the HomeSkillet Record label.

Visit Silver Jackson's Website

Silver Jackson on Twitter

Buy Silver Jackson's Album

Shawn A-in-chut Atleo

National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo is a Hereditary Chief from the Ahousaht First Nation. In July 2009, A-in-chut was elected to a three-year mandate as National Chief to the Assembly of First Nations.

A-in-chut served two terms as Regional Chief of the BC AFN. In this time, he committed to the principles of working together through inclusion and respect. In March 2005, a historic Leadership Accord was signed, overcoming decades of discord among First Nations leadership in BC.

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In this episode of the Red Man Laughing podcast we're proud to roll out the show's very first featured chats. We're honoured and privileged to present Mohawk scholar, writer and professor, Taiaiake Alfred. As one of the world's leading Indigenous scholars, Taiaiake is an integral part of the new wave of Indigenous Academia, leading a movement of young Indigenous learners into the mainstream with a firm understanding of the past to lead us into the future. We talk about the reclaimation of cultural identity, forming and reforming our relationship with Canada, Taiaiake breaks down the power that the land gives us AND we even bridge the subject of a "Monty Python-esque Fish Slap" to a certain leader of a certain country.

Connect With Taiaiake Alfred

http://twitter.com/taiaiake

http://taiaiake.posterous.com/

Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is a Full Professor in IGOV and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He specializes in studies of traditional governance, the restoration of land-based cultural practices, and decolonization strategies. He is a prominent Indigenous intellectual and advisor to many First Nation governments and organizations. He has been awarded a Canada Research Chair, a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of education, and the Native American Journalists Association award for best column writing.

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In this episode we play with your emotions a little as we give you a 5 minute excerpt from the Red Man Laughing podcasts featured chat with Indigenous Scholar - Taiaiake Alfred. The full 45 minute chat will be available on Monday Feb. 6, 2012 (the relaunch day for the podcast) - for now though, enjoy the excerpt from that chat as we talk about what our ancestors fought for and how/if we should get Canada on board with us as Nations and we talk about the smugness of the settler society. 

Gerald Taiaiake Alfred is a Full Professor in IGOV and in the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria. He specializes in studies of traditional governance, the restoration of land-based cultural practices, and decolonization strategies. He is a prominent Indigenous intellectual and advisor to many First Nation governments and organizations. He has been awarded a Canada Research Chair, a National Aboriginal Achievement Award in the field of education, and the Native American Journalists Association award for best column writing.

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In this episode we ring in 2012 with a bang as we welcome back the hijinx of The Powwow Pickup Pimp, The Really Really Deep Indian Flute Player & Clarence Two Toes as they give you some survival tips for 2012. Much like TIME MAGAZINE does - we name our "Person of the Year" and you may be surprised at who we picked this year, we take a look back at 2011 and give a few special shout outs to those that made big waves this year (RPM.FM, A Tribe Called Red, Nadya Kwandibens & Indigenous Artists everywhere).

This weeks musical guests are: Pardon My Hindi, K-OS and A Tribe Called Red. Make sure you find their way to their website to pick up their merch, follow them on their social networks, go see them live and most importantly - buy their music!

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In EP#7 of Red Man Laughing we say Chi-Miigwetch to our Aboriginal Veterans to commemorate Rememberance Day, we say hello to our old friends The Batshit Crazy Indian Conspiracy Theorest, The Really Really Deep Indian Flute Player, The Powwow Pickup Pimp is back and Clarence Two Toes tells us all about the value of family. We feature music from Old Style, Northern Straight drum group Morningstar River and we hear the ground breaking work of Montreal's, Madeskimo (Geronimo Inutiq).

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In EP#6 of the Red Man Laughing we take on "Indian Halloween" and the great costume debate, we hear from Clarence Two Toes about why men are always in trouble, the Powwow Pickup Pimp is back, the Bat Shit Crazy Conspiracy Theorist makes his debut and we hear from a very "deep" Native American flute player. This weeks musical guest is not one single guest - but THREE amazing guests. This week we feature the music of The Bastard Fairies, Indian Nick and Sacramento Knoxx.

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