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MEDIA INDIGENA : Weekly Indigenous current affairs program

Weekly current affairs roundtable focusing on Indigenous issues and events. Hosted by Rick Harp.
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Jun 3, 2017

This week... outrageous outfits: A group of Alberta students host a controversial "Cowboys & Indians" costume graduation party. Plus, rough ride: a northern Manitoba man says he was unfairly ejected from a Greyhound bus5 hours from homeafter his diabetes-related symptoms were mistakenly thought to be signs of drunkenness. Joining us this week are Karyn Pugliese, Executive Director of News and Current Affairs with the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, and Lisa Girbav, a radio broadcaster from the Tsimshian territory and a student at the University of British Columbia. // Our theme is 'nesting' by birocratic.

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  • almost five months ago
    Urban Indian
    I typically enjoy these podcasts but both of these women were disappointing as guests. They are both white coded or white passing which means they really aren't the best people to speak to the racism that actual visibly identifiable Indigenous peoples face in their everyday lives. It didn't help that both just seemed to tiptoe around the fact that many white Canadians (especially in the prairies) are extremely violent and racist against Indigenous peoples. And I can't help but think maybe they're reluctant to ''go that far'' and call a space a spade because of their own privilege as white passing. All I know is it seemed that one was even making excuses for the racists (oh they're just kids, boys will be boys, etc) almost trying to normalize it and it was sort of sickening. And this is a problem in itself. If we can't call these white supremacists what they are, if we try to excuse it, normalize it, tap dance around it, then that's allowing it to continue. We need to be outraged. Our people are dying because racist white settlers are constantly given a pass. Rick, if you really want to unpack this topic, and bless you for even trying, next time how about asking people who have actually experienced this violent racism in their lives to speak instead of people who are, by their own admission and appearance, white (and by extension protected from experiencing this horrible facet of white settler society).