Reconciliation 101 with Ryan McMahon
In the theme of Indigenous Knowledge Sharing, Indigenous Education & Student Services (IESS) has been hosting and implementing Indigenous Cultural Training through an online training session and soon a face-to-face training session in December. I am pleased to announce once this training opportunity became available, it sold out.
IESS wants to invite you to come sit, listen and engage in a dialogue with a special guest, Ryan McMahon (bio below) who will be providing a workshop on "Reconciliation 101."
Responding to the keen interest in learning more about Indigenous peoples and reconciliation, a repeated half-day workshop will be offered to all employees, regardless of whether they were enrolled in one of the blended Indigenous cultural competency training options, on Nov. 22, 2016. These will be led by Ryan McMahon, Anishinaabe comedian (see Red Man Laughing and Stories from the Land) and are intended to offer an accessible way to explore reconciliation. This session will build from McMahon’s repertoire of humorous and powerful stories and engage participants in thinking about what they can do to advance reconciliation.
Ryan McMahon is an Anishinaabe comedian, writer, media maker and community activator based out of Treaty #1 territory (Winnipeg, MB). Armed with a degree in theatre and as a graduate of the prestigious Second City Conservatory (Toronto), Ryan’s comedic storytelling style is fast paced, loose and irreverent as he explores the good, the bad and the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.
Since 2010, McMahon has recorded three national comedy specials (Welcome To Turtle Island Too, UnReserved and Red Man Laughing) and two taped gala sets at the prestigious Winnipeg Comedy Festival. In 2012, McMahon became the first Native comedian to ever record a full mainstream comedy special with CBC TV (Ryan McMahon - UnReserved) and later that year made his debut at the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal where he was named to the new faces list at the festival.
Ryan's latest full length CBC comedy special, Red Man Laughing, aired Nationally on CBC Radio 1 in 2015.
McMahon's new live show, Wreck-On Silly Nation, is scheduled to tour across Canada in 2017. It tackles massive themes like reconciliation, Canada's 150th birthday party and the intricacies of moose meat pie.
Ryan has written for the Globe and Mail, Vice, CBC, CBC Aboriginal and APTN among others.
For more information, please feel free to contact Asma-na-hi Antoine, Manager, IESS, local 4557.