Since 2011, the REDTalks series has celebrated exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, changemakers, and leaders. REDTalks drives ideas, mobilizes action, and serves as a catalyst for social change.

This series inspires, informs, and builds ongoing engagement with all communities and the Indigenous cultural resurgence in Canada and around the world.

  • REDTalk with AYSANABEE

    Our REDTalks Series celebrates exceptional ideas and performances from Indigenous artists, changemakers, and leaders. Our newest REDTalk features AYSANABEE who performs two of his hottest songs and joins Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde for a conversation about his remarkable journey from...

  • REDTalks: Hope Matters with Lee Maracle & Daughters

    Join us for an indelible conversation with poet, novelist, storyteller, leader and activist Lee Maracle & her daughters, Columpa Bobb and Tania Carter, about the journey of Indigenous people from colonial beginnings to reconciliation. Together, they wrote Hope Matters, a book of poems that blends...

  • REDTalks: Dr. Michael DeGagné

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    In this REDTalks interview titled "Reconciliation in the Era of Tragedy: Building a New Relationship for the Future," Dr. Michael DeGagné joins host Sandra Laronde for an engaging conversation about Indigenous modern history, working towards self-governance, the impact of residential schools, and...

  • REDTalks: Sen. Murray Sinclair & Lee Maracle

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    Join Senator Murray Sinclair, author and activist Lee Maracle, and artistic director and moderator Sandra Laronde as they delve into the COVID-19 pandemic from an Indigenous perspective and context.

    While we quarantine at home, nature is starting to restore itself, and a greater balance can be f...

  • REDTalks: Autumn Peltier, Water Protector

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    REDTalks host Sandra Laronde gets a rare interview with water protector & activist Autumn Peltier, discussing her extraordinary life that brings water, activism, and culture together.

    Autumn is from the Anishinaabe of the Wikiwemikong First Nation in northern Ontario. At the age of 13, she becam...

  • REDTalks with Duncan McCue

    Duncan McCue (Anishinaabe) is an award-winning journalist, host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup, and author of The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir. A member of the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation in southern Ontario, he is based in Toronto where his journalism is featured on CBC's Th...

  • REDTalks: Indigenous Cosmology & Western Astronomy

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    This REDTalk explores the multiple knowledge systems of cosmology and the many points of intersection between Indigenous cosmology and Western astronomy. This discussion features cultural astronomers Wilfred Buck (Manitoba First Nations Science Education Resource Centre, Winnipeg) and Michael Was...

  • REDTalks: Dish With One Spoon Treaty with Dr. Duke Redbird

    Elder and prolific artist Duke Redbird talks about the Dish with One Spoon Treaty and what it means today. Dr. Duke Redbird, from the Saugeen First Nation, is an Indigenous intellectual, poet, painter, broadcaster, filmmaker and keynote speaker. He brings his breadth of cultural knowledge and art...

  • REDTalks: Tina Keeper

    Tina Keeper joins us for a scintillating performance and up-close-and-personal conversation about her remarkable life as an actress, politician, producer, and filmmaker. Tina Keeper is a Gemini Award-winning actress, producer, and filmmaker from Norway House First Nation in Northern Manitoba. Bes...

  • REDTalks: Truth2Power Multimedia Concert

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    Truth 2 Power explores the act of reclamation through song, music, and short film. Recorded live, this performance features highly acclaimed Indigenous female artists Ora Barlow-Tukaki (New Zealand), Nadene Rasmussen (New Zealand), Marie Gaudet (Canada), and Raye Zaragoza (United States). Followi...

  • REDTalks: Big Thinking with Leroy Little Bear

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    Watch acclaimed scientist Leroy Little Bear speak with Red Sky Artistic Director Sandra Laronde about big ideas spanning Blackfoot metaphysics and the role of Indigenous thinking in helping to shape solutions for a better future.

  • REDTalks: Ishpiming ("The Above World")

    In this REDTalk, Melanie Goodchild introduces us to Anishinaabe cosmology and star knowledge.

    Dubbed NASA’s Indigenous voice, Melanie Goodchild is a Waterloo researcher who works to bridge Indigenous knowledge with NASA to reduce climate change vulnerability for First Nations communities.

  • REDTalks: Under a Red Sky with Carlos Rivera

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    Join us for a REDTalks interview with Carlos Rivera, Red Sky's inaugural associate artist. Carlos will talk about his discovery of dance as a child in Mexico, his journey to Canada, the long-standing relationship with Red Sky Performance, and the ongoing importance of Indigenous performing arts i...