Our REDTalks Series celebrates 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. Recent guests have included Autumn Peltier, Senator Murray Sinclair, Duncan McCue, Duke Redbird, and Tina Keeper.

  • The Bearhead Sisters

    For over 18 years, The Bearhead Sisters have been sharing their gift of song. Currently living in Treaty 6 territory, about 40 minutes west from Edmonton, Alberta, sisters Trina, Allie, and Carly Bearhead have drawn from their family and Nakota roots to inspire strength and optimism with their mu...

  • 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: 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 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: 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: 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...