Ep. 7 - First Contact

Why should we have tough conversations?
By TVO Podcasts - Published on October 31, 2018

“There are big numbers of people in Canada who think this stuff and say this stuff. I think there’s a general sense of disbelief when you see it on TV.” — Vanessa Loewen

You probably know someone you would call racist — someone who believes that stereotypes are truth and caricatures, reality. Have you ever thought about what would happen if you called them out on it? How would you have that conversation or try to change their mind? That’s what Vanessa Loewen and Stephanie Scott, the producers of First Contact, were looking to find out when they took six Canadians to Indigenous communities across the country.

Guests: Vanessa Loewen and Stephanie Scott. Host: Colin Ellis, Producers: Chantal Braganza and Matthew O’Mara, Production Coordinator: Caitlin Plummer, Podcast Manager: Hannah Sung.

Credit: First Contact Canada Inc.