For centuries, aboriginal people have been suppressed by colonial powers and by the dominant white European culture. Separating families and the Residential Schools System are the most famous examples. But many other policies have also contributed to a suppression of aboriginal culture and languages. Now there is a move to revive and reclaim that heritage. And some Montrealers are at the forefront of that movement.
Guest(s) : Steve Bonspiel, Editor and Publisher, The Eastern Door Nakuset, Executive Director, Native Women's Shelter of Montreal Ethan Cox, Ricochet Media Chief Harry Rice, Mohawk Council of Kahnawake
CityLife examines issues that affect all anglo Montrealers in an engaging and accessible way. Host Richard Dagenais and his team delve into politics, public transit, roadwork, the environment, the economy, immigration, social issues, culture and much more. Each CityLife show zeroes in on a particular subject or issue unfolding in Montréal, often with original approaches and creative coverage of local stories you may not find anywhere else.
Richard Dagenais was born, raised, educated and, continues to be employed, in Montréal. Twice nominated for ACTRA National Radio Awards, he works in Montréal television and radio as a host, anchor, reporter and writer. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician who has performed the anthems for the Expos and Alouettes. He's married with one son and two nutty dogs. He enjoys sports but hates going to the gym; he goes, but he hates it! He's got a blog and he tweets, too!