ReVision Quest from CBC Radio show

ReVision Quest from CBC Radio

Summary: ReVision Quest is a convention-breaking radio show, hosted by Shuswap comedian Darrell Dennis, that explodes myths about Aboriginal life, and explores what it means to be First Nations in Canada today through story-telling, interviews and comedy.

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 ReVision Quest looks at The Metis-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

When Riel Day was declared in Manitoba in 2007, it was greeted with both applause and derision. Some seeing him as a Metis hero, and some as a traitor who instigated a Metis rebellion against the nation of Canada. Seems the Metis can still cause a stir.

 ReVision Quest looks at the idea of the Real Indian-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

As an Aboriginal actor, Darrell Dennis is curious about the Hollywood image of the Native American Indian. In particular, he wonders about the wild savage dressed in buckskin and beads, and the Indian princess with the pure heart and the long, straight

 ReVision Quest The Fighting Sioux: Battles over the Brand-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

Now that the Blackhawks have the Stanley Cup once again, it seems unlikely they’ll consider a name change. But, many sports teams with Aboriginal names have. In North Dakota it means jack-hammering the Fighting Sioux logo out of the concrete at the stadiu

 ReVision Quest looks at Reserves-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

If you focus on news reports, it’s easy to get the impression that reserves in this country are all parceled lands of poverty, inequity, and vice, run by incompetent, corrupt Aboriginals. Darrell Dennis knows the truth is a little more complicated than

 ReVision Quest looks at Religion-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

Jesus vs Nanabush. Darrell looks at religion and native people, exploring some of their different Traditional beliefs, the relationship between Christianity and many native people, and why the two aren’t necessarily incompatible. Why did Residential Schoo

 ReVision Quest looks at Parenting-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

Two years after the government apologized for taking native children away from their families, why are we still taking native kids away from their families? And, on the flip side, why are so many horrific incidents of child abuse still happening in Native

 ReVision Quest looks at Bering Strait-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

Revision Quest is the show that looks back on Canada’s native history in order to kick some assumptions about the present. And this week, the show takes a kick at one of the biggies: the idea that native Canadians are just transplanted Russians who hiked

 ReVision Quest looks at Storytellers-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1653

Do you remember the one about…? Storyteller Duncan Mercredi does. He joins Darrell along this journey into the past to see how today’s storytellers have evolved and why our stories remain alive. Plus, why hip hop star Joey Stylez is considered a storytell

 ReVision Quest looks at Missing Women-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1652

Conservative estimates of the number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada are around 580, but some say there are as many as 3,000. So why is this issue mostly ignored by the general public? Are Canadians really that indifferent to our Indige

 ReVision Quest looks at Language-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

We Canadians are learning Aboriginal words all the time. Words like Canada, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Trickster. On Revision Quest, host Darrell Dennis talks with language experts, and Sesame Street’s Grover, and travels through time, to find out if Aborig

 ReVision Quest looks at Labels-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

I know you can say Indian, but what can I call you? Is it First Nations, Aboriginal, Indigenous, Natives? It all depends on whom you ask, but the results can get pretty political. National Chief Phil Fontaine explains how the legal definition of “Indian”

 ReVision Quest looks at Indianthusiasts-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1650

Darrell introduces listeners to a movement of thousands of “German Hobby Indians” who admire First Nations culture so much... they dress up like natives on weekends. Darrell finds out why German people are more interested in North American Indians than ar

 ReVision Quest looks at Humour-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

Many Aboriginals talk about the “Native sense of humour”. So, what is it? Well, you kind of had to be there. And that’s what we’ll do; take the listener into the inner-world of native humour. For a group of people that may seem serious to the outsider, th

 ReVision Quest looks at Housing-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

While history books and movies have romanticized Aboriginal homes (think teepees and longhouses), the modern day reality is overcrowding and substandard living conditions. How did our home and native land turn into a place where we're struggling to secure

 ReVision Quest looks at Hair-PODCAST | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1563

From the days of pre-contact right up to the Hollywood westerns, long hair has identified Aboriginal people right across North America. While it's effectively the most visual stereotype of our people, today wearing long hair symbolizes an ancient bond to


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