In June Calgary celebrated a week of special events around the city marking National Aboriginal Day. CJSW produced programming to promote and celebrate the week. Keep checking back here as the list will grow with new and archived material pulled from the CJSW archives.
(art by Roland Rollinmud)
Aboriginal Activism in Art and Media
We feature discussions by Stefan Lewis and Kai Sinclair about activism concerning aboriginal issues in art and media. Stefan interviews Tom Jackson, Canadian actor, singer, and activist, as well as Roland Rollinmud, a Morley based Stoney Nakoda artist whose work has been featured in many different museums. But first, Kai speaks with Wab Kinew, a prominent aboriginal activist who is known for his contributions to 8th Fire, a documentary series that explores aboriginal issues – which aired earlier this year on The CBC.
CJSW’s Stefan Lewis speaks to former Prime Minister, the Right Honorable Paul Martin, about the consequences of under-funding aboriginal education. Martin will be speaking in Calgary as a part of Globalfest’s 2012 Human Rights Forum. Stefan also speaks with Vicky Bouvier, a counsellor at the University of Calgary Native Centre, as well as Kim and Lydia, two students who speak about the personal barriers they have encountered when transitioning in to post-secondary.
On this segment of CJSW Presents, Stefan goes on an exploration of the socio- historic roots of aboriginal peoples’ involvement in the game of hockey. Stefan interviews scholars such as Dr. David Mills. Mike Robidoux, and Mark Norman. Stefan also talks with Fred Sasakamoose, one of the first aboriginal hockey players to enter the NHL.
In this segment, Kai talks to Rosanne Supernault, Aboriginal Actor and cast member off of the TV show Blackstone. We talk about the difficulties she feels aboriginals face in television, as well as her experiences of being an aboriginal female actor on the silver screen.
On this edition of CJSW Presents… CJSW’s Stefan Lewis interviews Dr Gerry Oetellar from the department of Archeology at the University of Calgary. The two discuss the historic roots of aboriginal culture in Calgary and the surrounding area. Also in this episode, Stefan interviews War Party, the first aboriginal Canadian hip-hop artist to have his music featured on Much Music’s Rap city.
Today in Canadian History
June 21 – National Aboriginal Day – Treaty 8
Extended episode for National Aboriginal Day. Discussion on Treaty 8, signed back in 1899.
September 20 – First signing of Treaty 5
Treaty 5 is signed for the first time at Berens River, Manitoba back in 1875.
Feb. 28 – Alex Janvier and the Indian Group of Seven
Acclaimed Canadian painter Alex Janvier was born on this date back in 1935. To learn more we spoke with the Manager of the Alex Janvier Art Gallery in Cold Lake, Alberta.
Feb. 23 – Matonabbee
Chipewyan leader Matonabbee set off with explorer Samuel Hearne to find the headwaters of the Coppermine River in 1770.
Yeah What She Said
National Aboriginal Day 2010
In honour of National Aboriginal Day, this episode is devoted to the many talented and influential indigenous women and women’s groups of Canada (and beyond). (From 2010)
Cara Mumford (from 2009)
Jennie talks with Metis filmmaker Cara Mumford