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minogondaagan: the good voice

Episode 5: Reconciliation In Comedy

On this episode, we speak with some of the fun­ni­est tal­ents work­ing in Indige­nous com­e­dy today! We pose the ques­tion — has rec­on­cil­i­a­tion hap­pened in the stand-up com­e­dy indus­try? Has it hap­pened with­in the lives of these comedians? 

The episode clos­es with a track from tal­ent­ed Win­nipeg song­writer Sebas­t­ian Gaskin enti­tled The Wrong Things”. Be sure to check out more of his amaz­ing music at sound​cloud​.com/​s​e​b​a​s​t​i​a​n​g​askin.

Our open­ing and clos­ing theme music comes to us cour­tesy of Boogey The Beat — check out more of his bril­liant work atsound​cloud​.com/​b​o​o​g​e​y​t​h​ebeat. The inter­sti­tial music is cour­tesy of Bloom — you can hear more of their songs at bloom14​.band​camp​.com.

Mino­gondaa­gan, was pro­duced on Treaty One ter­ri­to­ry, the orig­i­nal lands of the Anishi­naabeg, Nehiyawak, Oji-Cree, Dako­ta, and Dene peo­ples, and the home­land of the Métis nation. 

We would like to thank the Com­mu­ni­ty Radio Fund Of Cana­da, the Uni­ver­si­ty Of Manitoba’s Office Of Indige­nous Engage­ment, the Nation­al Cen­tre For Truth & Rec­on­cil­li­a­tion, the Uni­ver­si­ty Of Man­i­to­ba Student’s Union and UMFM 101.5 for their sup­port in the pro­duc­tion of this series.


  • Howie Miller

    Our first guest, Howie Miller, has been hailed as one of the funniest Native American comedians and actors on television today. A proud member of the Cree Nation, Howie was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. He has performed all over North America, including New York, Los Angeles and at the prestigious "Just for Laughs" Comedy Festival in Montreal. He has also toured the United Kingdom and Europe. Howie has been featured in his own half-hour special, "Comedy Now Presents Howie Miller" and in "The Indian Comedy Slam, No Reservations Needed", which aired on Showtime in 2010.

  • Amber-Sekowan Daniels

    Our second guest is Amber-Sekowan Daniels, comic, writer, director and television producer originally from Winnipeg, with family roots in Garden Hill First Nation, Manitoba. Amber currently resides in Toronto, Ontario and is producing local lifestyle television and doing video sketch and stand-up comedy. She is the creator and star behind two popular web series: Hanging Tough and Pantsuits! Amber has been featured on the Winnipeg Comedy Showcase and served as producer and opening act for Chantel Marostica’s one-woman show Queer and Present Danger

  • Chad Anderson

    Our third guest, Chad Anderson, is a stand-up comedian originally from The Pas, Manitoba but currently based out of Winnipeg and is a member of the Cree Nation. Chad has been doing stand-up for ten years and has traveled across Canada, performed in the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, the Odd Block Comedy Festival, the first ever Arctic Air Comedy Festival and has worked with Mary Walsh. Through comedy that touches on many subjects, from racism to dealing with death to finding love as a sober man, Chad shares his experiences in a very humorous way. If you find yourself in a position to catch his act don't sleep on it because Chad is sure to keep you laughing from the moment he steps on stage