I'm proud to announce a new project in partnership with VICE Canada called, Canada 2167. I'm creating a new monthly column that will run monthly on VICE and will feature writing, audio, (some) video and other multimedia. It'll feature many Indigenous thinkers, Youth, academics, Elders & other community voices and will make space to imagine what the next 150 years in Canada will be like.
We need to talk Canada. We need to agree on some things if we're going to move forward in this country. We need a statement of facts, if you will. We have to find common ground to stand on. It seems when we try to find that common ground, we get hung up on the silly, petty arguments about silly, petty things like: racism, how to give 'err properly and the history of this country.
I was recently on CBC Radio 1's flagship Sunday show, The 180, to talk argue that the reconciliation conversation in Canada too often focuses on kindness and understanding instead of asking hard questions about land, sovereignty, and treaty implementation and full systemic change. Decolonization > Reconciliation.
Ryan McMahon (Anishinaabe/Métis) presents the "Seeking Mino-Bimaadiziwin" workshop & comedy show series - now being booked for the Fall of 2015. Seeking Mino-Bimaadiziwin (meaning "seeking the good life" in Anishinaabemowin) is designed to address the intergeneration effects of Residential School, the ongoing effects of colonialism & the loss of cultural systems in our communities.