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Face To Face, hosted by Dennis Ward, is an interview show with a focus on Indigenous issues. We not only talk to those in the headlines, but also those who are affected by the many problems facing Indigenous urban and rural communities.

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Season Five

Clayton Thomas-Muller: Trudeau has a big problem ahead of him

There are a lot of wild cards at play with the future of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but Clayton Thomas-Muller believes Indigenous peoples and their allies have the upper hand.

“We forced the government to nationalize this pipeline with taxpayer’s’ dollars,” Thomas-Muller tells Host Dennis Ward on this episode of Face to Face.

Originally aired November 6, 2018

Darryl Leroux: Facing backlash after researching the rise of the Eastern Metis

Darryl Leroux says he has faced a backlash for his research into people claiming they are Eastern Metis. He says his critics have contacted his employer and grant providers.

Leroux is a professor in the Department of Social Justice and Community Studies in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He joined host Dennis Ward on Face to Face to discuss the rise of the Eastern Metis.

Originally aired October 30, 2018

Ry Morin: ‘Reconciliation is not easy’ says national reconciliation director

While buildings and streets are being renamed and statues are coming down in the name of reconciliation, it’s also causing controversy.

“Reconciliation is not easy” says Ry Moran, the director of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.

Moran joins host Dennis Ward on this episode to discuss reconciliation in Canada.

Originally aired October 23, 2018

Trudeau government inaction on interim report concerns commissioners of MMIWG inquiry

3 of the 4 Commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls join host Dennis Ward on this episode of Face To Face.

Chief Commissioner Marion Buller and Commissioners Michèle Audette and Brian Eyolfson discuss the lack of action taken on the interim report and frustration the Trudeau government.

Originally aired October 16, 2018

Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry: Looking at ‘structures of indifference’ that continue to devalue Indigenous lives

Ten years after the death of Brian Sinclair, Canada’s institutions continue to fail Indigenous people “by undermining and devaluing Indigenous life” argue co-authors of a new book.

“Structures of Indifference: An Indigenous Life and Death in a Canadian City” is a book about the life and death of Brian Sinclair.

Co-authors and history professors, Mary Jane Logan McCallum and Adele Perry join Host Dennis Ward on Face to Face to discuss the book and the ongoing history of colonialism and Indigenous people’s relationship to it.

Originally aired October 9, 2018

Robert-Falcon Ouellette: ‘The prime minister does give an F’ about the rights of Indigenous Peoples

In this season premiere of Face To Face with host Dennis Ward interviews Liberal Member of Parliament, Robert Falcon Ouellette.

From Prime Minister Trudeau ‘giving an F’, Gerald Stanley and the Trans Mountain Pipeline Project, Ouellette touches on many subjects.

Originally aired October 2, 2018