Monday, 3 March 2014
Radio-Documentary: Combating Cultural Discontinuities
Catrina Tomchuk and Matt Duda examine the phenomenon of cultural discontinuity experienced by Aboriginal students in Manitoban schools today in an independently produced radio documentary. They discuss what cultural discontinuity is and what is being done in the province to deal with this issue.
Featured on the show are interviews with University of Manitoba Professors Dr. Frank Deer and Dr. Yatta Kanu, Dionne Deer (Aboriginal Resource Coordinator for Louis Riel School Division), Dennis Daniels (Executive Director, Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre), Jim Sinclair (Indian and Métis Friendship Centre), Shirley Delorme-Russell (Culture and Education Resource Coordinator, Louis Riel Institute), and Michael “Redhead” Champagne (founder of Aboriginal Youth Opportunities). They all lend their expertise to the analysis of cultural discontinuity in Manitoban schools.