I'm happy to announce that I am writing my very first book entitled, The Great NDN Paradox - Seriously Funny Stories About The Paradoxical Lives We Live. It'll be released on Arsenal Pulp Press imprint, Robin's Egg Books and will be edited by the smart & hilarious, Charlie Demers.
I am excited to announce that I am writing/recording a 6 part mini-series on a decolonization in Canada for CBC Radio 1's long running, flagship, Saturday morning program, "Day 6 With Brent Bambury." S
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.
I am proud to announce that I am joining the Candaland team as one of three new co-hosts for "Commons," a Canadian politics show that doesn't suck. I am stoked to make space for Indigenous voices, thought & insight as it pertains to the issues in Canadian politics that touch our lives daily.
I'm proud to announce that Colonization Road, a 50 minute documentary on Canada's colonial past told through interviews, comedy & my rantings, will be broadcast Nationally on CBC TV on January 26th, 2017 at 9PM.
Over the past couple of weeks, I've done a number of interviews in regards to the Cleveland Indians baseball logo and mascot. Many of the interviews have focused on the Cleveland baseball club, but I want to turn my attention to the Blue Jays themselves.
This week, Colonization Road has its world premiere at the 2016 imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. Here is a behind the scenes look at some footage that didn't make the film and ended up on the cutting room floor.
I'm proud to announce that Colonization Road, a 50 minute documentary on Canada's colonial past told through interviews, reflections, comedy & my rantings, will have its world premiere at the 2016 imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. The screening is on Sunday October 23rd, 2016 at 10.15AM.
I recently appeared on TVO's, "The Agenda.". In this episode of the show we talk political correctness, we tackle the mascot issue and why representations matter in mainstream media and we talk comedy and how/why words are important.
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.
Representations in Hollywood, or independent media alike, matter. Hollywood give us the same old same old -- Native actors get to play Native characters. And by Native, I mean horse back Native, not Doctor or Lawyer Native. Just the “Old Timee Kind” of Native. When will this change?
I finally found a home on the internet. Sorta. I just wrote my 1st piece for Vice Canada. The #NDNVOTE was a big deal in Indian Country and it seems to have tilted the vote in the most recent Canadian election. I take on how this happened and what this means on a go forward basis.
I often speak candidly about the fact that Art, more specifically Theatre, saved my life. It gave me a place to rest my worries, it gave me skills to communicate & learn about trusting others, it gave me a place to be myself. The key to Empowerment & Leadership in Youth Communities is ensuring Youth are being heard and are given the space to be themselves. In the Leadership & Empowerment Workshop Series that I deliver this is where we begin - communication & trust.
I posted an apology shortly after posting an offensive tweet/facebook status and on the recommendation of many, I gave a larger context for the apology - explaining why I apologized to those that might not understand the apology to the full extent.
Did you hear - the Red Man Laughing Podcast is coming to CBC Radio (and possibly TV)! Join Ryan McMahon on Friday January 31st & Saturday February 1st, 2014 in Edmonton, AB at the Capital Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park as we tape a one hour National radio special to air on CBC Radio One. Come out for a night of comedy, music & interviews with some of Indian Country's most exciting think'ers and do'ers!
Rewrite the Canadian National Anthem? Weird family traditions? I got this! I was fortunate to have been asked to join The Panel on George Stroumbloupoulos Tonight on CBC a week ago and we had a lot of fun! It's not often you get to be on Canada's flagship late night TV show and let the country know that "their home is ON Native Land."