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InFocus advances the latest news stories and puts them into perspective. Join host Juanita Towtongie as she puts the news viewers want to see “in focus”, providing in-depth analysis to give the ‘story behind the story’. Informational and educational, InFocus provides a detailed examination of the issues affecting our communities.
||CleanA look at the national chief election and the future of the AFN||InFocus is in Vancouver for the Assembly of First Nations election of national chief. Host Dennis Ward invited members of the AFN’s Youth Council to the desk to talk about the future of the First Nation lobby group. Dennis was also joined by...||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason finale: Trans Mountain, MMIWG Inquiry & AFN are put InFocus||It’s shaping up to be a busy summer. The fate of Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline. A request for an extension of the MMIWG National Inquiry. Will Perry Bellegarde hang on as National Chief in the upcoming AFN election? Host...||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRelevancy of AFN and election of National Chief put InFocus||In July, Chiefs will vote for a National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Candidates are already stepping forward to challenge Perry Bellegarde who will be seeking another term. But is the AFN still relevant? Some of the candidates for National..||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMissing youth falling victim to exploitation||In the city of Winnipeg, the number of missing person incidents has been rising in recent years. In 2017, there was nearly 11,000 incidents of missing persons reported. Many of those missing person cases are running away from Child and Family Services..||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMounting opposition to proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion||Kinder Morgan was under fire from major shareholders calling for more transparency and better environmental practices. The leader of Tiny House Warriors, Kanahus Manuel, 350.org's Clayton Thomas Muller and Stephen Buffalo of the Indian Resource...||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFirst Nation wants to become ‘Tim Hortons of Cannabis’||On this episode, we put the pending legalization of recreational cannabis InFocus with Sinclair, Indigenous Roots Vice President Michael Fontaine, Mohawk cannabis and sovereignty advocate, Clifton Nicolas and APTN Investigates reporter Melissa Ridgen,..||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJustice for Colten Boushie, MMIWG inquiry extension and Thunder Bay police||The decision by the Saskatchewan Crown attorney not to appeal the acquittal of Gerald Stanley, policing in Thunder Bay and a possible extension for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls were all up for discussion on..||3/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStanding Rock: One year later||The #NoDAPL movement has now spread to fight other pipeline projects like Enbridge’s Line 3 and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion. Iron Eyes, a former United States Congressional candidate, award winning journalist Jenni Monet and...||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTina Fontaine: The life and the legacy||The acquittal of Raymond Cormier is still fresh in the minds of many who were hoping for justice for Tina Fontaine and there are still a lot of questions on what will happen next. We put the Raymond Cormier trial and legacy of Tina Fontaine InFocus...||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlanis Obomsawin: 50 years of creating documentaries - with no end in sight||Award winning filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin joins host Dennis Ward on this episode of InFocus to speak at depth of her beginnings, her career and why she isn’t stopping anytime soon.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Watershed moment for the country’: Examining the Gerald Stanley verdict||After the verdict of the Gerald Stanley trial and the rallies that followed across the country, Dennis Ward is joined by activist Erica Violet Lee and columnist Doug Cuthand. Also the Chair of Indigenous studies at the University of Winnipeg Jacquline..||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInFocus examines those left out of the proposed ‘60s Scoop settlement||It’s a proposed $800-million dollar settlement for Indigenous children who were ripped from their homes and families during the 60s Scoop. But the Metis and non-status were left out of the agreement and many survivors are not happy with the proposed..||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImpacting our Indigenous youth, one sport at a time||With sports fans all over the world gearing up for the 2018 winter Olympics, InFocus had the conversation about Indigenous in sport. Our guest host Bruce Spence spoke with our guests Philip Paul-Martin of Native Hockey News, Trevor Phillips of the...||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOn eve of emergency meeting everyone agrees child welfare system is in crisis||It’s a humanitarian crisis. That’s the focus of a two-day ‘emergency meeting’ on child welfare in Ottawa happening Thursday and Friday. Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott, children’s advocate Cindy Blackstock, Assembly of Manitoba...||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLooking back on 2017: An inquiry ‘dead in the water’ and ‘blatant racism’ from a sitting senator||Should the MMIWG Inquiry be granted an extension? Is Lynn Beyak a racist? Is the AFN relevant? Pam Palmater, Niigaan Sinclair and Tim Fontaine weigh in on these issues and more as we put 2017 In Focus and look ahead to 2018.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDon Amero: Sharing his love of music and his love for the holiday season||Award-winning singer-songwriter, Don Amero performs on APTN InFocus and shared his love of music and his love for the holiday season. In this show, you’ll hear some of Don’s favorite songs and the meanings behind them. And perhaps get into the...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHirings, firings and delays: A look behind the National Inquiry into MMIWG||It’s been over a year since the National Inquiry into MMIWG began its mandate, but it hasn’t come without much criticism and controversy. In this episode of InFocus, we talk about some of those issues such as how many staff have left or been let...||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDeaths, drugs and gangs: Putting Thunder Bay’s problems into perspective||The troubles in Thunder Bay have people living on the edge. On this episode of InFocus, we put those problems into perspective as APTN reporter Willow Fiddler digs deeper into what’s happening. APTN’s Dennis Ward also shares his experience as a...||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThey fought and they won. Now, they are getting their apology.||On Friday, November 24th, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will be apologising to former residential school students in Newfoundland and Labrador. They were excluded from the 2008 apology. What did it take? A class action lawsuit and a recommendation by...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing an end to sex discrimination||In this episode we put Bill S-3 In Focus. That’s the legislation currently in front of the Senate that, if passed, will end sex discrimination in the Indian Act. Its aim is to restore full legal status to First Nations women and their children who...||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAboriginal Veterans Day: Honoring the thousands who are under recognized||November 8th is Aboriginal Veterans Day. A day to honor and remember the contributions Indigenous people made for our country in times of war and peacekeeping. Veteran Affairs Canada says more than 7000 First Nations members served in the First and...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe dark past and injustices of tuberculosis sanatoria in Canada||Tuberculosis was a highly contagious and often fatal lung disease. Before a vaccination was found, patients were put on long periods of bed rest, given a nourishing diet and hours of fresh air… But a lot more than that happened them. In this episode..||11/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGetting perspective on the Nunavut election and what’s at stake||October 30th Nunavut holds their fifth general election, since the territory was created in 1999. Kent Driscoll, Jim Bell, Lindsey Qanguk and Helen Navalik Tologanak look at the many different difficulties affecting Nunavut and what they hope the next..||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 60s Scoop settlement and the issues behind it||Canada is offering a compensation worth $800 million dollars, for status Indians. This Agreement-In-Principal excludes non-status and Metis. Coleen Rajotte and Marlene Orgeron, adoptees, along with Garth Myers, lawyer at Koskie Minski LLP join the...||10/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBringing attention to Canada’s secret shame: Human Trafficking||There is a crime robbing victims of their most basic human right, and it's happening right here in our country, mostly towards our Indigenous women and girls: Human trafficking. Joy Smith, founder of the Joy Smith Foundation and Alaya McIvor, a...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA look at what needs to change: The National Inquiry into MMIWG and Thunder Bay||Gladys Radek and Bernie Williams, co-founders of the ‘Walk 4 Justice’ movement, along with Tim Fontaine, a Winnipeg-based journalist and Kathleen Martens, a reporter at APTN, share their perspectives on the National Inquiry into MMIWG. We also...||10/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Good topics Great show
Looks at a variety of topics that impact the lives of everyday indigenous people - the the concerns, the controversies and the cures.
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Amazing podcast. I finished the CBC Boushie podcast and then came across this one with the search, this show should be front and center on CBC or get way more exposure nationally. Perfect for a white boy like me to hear things less white washed.