NDN Clothes, Moose Meat, and Eagle Prayers: It's National Indigenous History Month Again
This June 2023, I'm launching a brand new live multi-media comedy experience, two new podcast series', and a new slate of live and virtual keynotes and presentations; bookings are going fast!
It’s that time again, folks, National Indigenous History Month. Get your NDN Clothes, prepare the moose meat, and practice your eagle prayers - Canada wants to build “awareness” and “understanding” with and about us again.
I’ll be there with my loin cloth on.
National Indigenous History Month is a chance to artists, creatives, comedians, and musicians to share their stories, songs, and rantings with Canada and the rest of the world.
To celebrate the month, I’m releasing many new projects into the world. Some of them have been cooking for a long time, and some of them are brand brand new and a few are works in progress.
Nonetheless, I have a mix of funny, serious, educational, and silly things to give the world (if the world is willing to pay for them). Check it out below!
NOW BOOKING FOR JUNE 2023
I’m proud to announce a new live comedy show, new podcasts, and many new talks, keynotes, and presentations.
Dates will book fast, don’t wait to contact me to book your date!
YOU DON’T OPPRESS ME MUCH
I am launching a new live multi-media comedy experience I can't wait to share with you all this June. The show, You Don’t Oppress Me Much, is my signature live style - irreverent, boundary-pushing, fast-paced, and honest reflections on the failure of reconciliation, Canada’s dance with colonization, key takeaways from the Covid pandemic, and a deep dive into the wind, the miracle of music, and territorial acknowledgements.
NEW PODCAST PROJECTS
I am also thrilled to announce the release of two new podcast series: We’re All Mad Here and Joke, Talk, Yell, Write. Until very recently, I wasn’t sure which way I wanted to go next in podcasting. The work I have done in the space these last number of years has been heavy and hard. Now it’s time to have fun.
We’re All Mad Here is a podcast series that takes anger and rage and transforms it into something better. I’m co-hosting the show with my partner,and the trailer is currently available everywhere you listen to podcasts!
Joke, Talk, Yell, Write is just me and a microphone in a lo-fi, stripped-down offering where I’ll bring you into my brain and share something to joke, talk, yell, and write about. It’ll be honest, personal, rant and expletive-filled and available everywhere you listen to podcasts very soon. I can’t wait to share it with you!
NEW LIVE KEYNOTES AND MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS
As we honour the history and achievements of Indigenous peoples in Canada, I am also offering a new slate of live and virtual keynotes and presentations focusing on the importance of Indigenous perspectives in all aspects of life.
Wreck-On Silly Nation - take the pulse of reconciliation with Ryan McMahon including best practices, a collection of eye roll-inducing reconciliation faux pas, and where we might go next with the movement given the challenges in front of the country in 2023.
Home On Native Land - Home On Native Land is a self-guided course about Indigenous justice in Canada. In this presentation, you take the course live with me. The website is a fantastic resource for learners. It allows people to work at their own speed. We tried to keep the material light yet grounded in fact (I mean, I was working with a bunch of lawyers, trust me, this shit is locked airtight in terms of facts and figures). Through ten videos, cartoons & lessons, we've put an Indigenous lens on matters of history and justice. Visit the website to learn more.
John Wayne Is Dead - Indigenous People in North America are one of the world’s most misunderstood groups. This is changing thanks to Indigenous storytellers, media makers, writers, comedians, and other misfit artists committed to sharing their truths. McMahon reflects on his 20-year career and shares how the Indigenous narrative sovereignty movement has caught hold as Indigenous creatives take back our lives one story at a time.
No NDN Act, Act NDN - Considered one of the most harmful pieces of legislation ever created in Canada, the impact of the Indian Act cannot be overlooked or overstated - it is racist. It has devastating consequences in the lives of Indigenous People today. In this keynote, Ryan takes you in and out of the past, present, and future of the Indian Act and how we might be able to move away from it to create better futures for Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Toward 2167 - Drawing on the many lessons learned during Canada 150, This presentation aims to provide a statement of facts for Canada. It borrows from key findings of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report, the National Inquiry into Missing. Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls final report and various Indigenous-produced texts, readings, and reports that will provide a nuanced and accessible understanding of where this country has been and where it might be able to go next.
DON’T WAIT TO BOOK YOUR DATE
Whether you're a non-profit organization, a corporation, an educational institution, a community, a church group, or an individual looking to learn more about Indigenous culture and history, my presentations are designed to be informative, engaging, and thought-provoking.
I would be honoured to join you and your community this June to celebrate National Indigenous History Month.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you want to book me for a speaking engagement, comedy performance, or presentation.
I’m telling you, I’ll bring my NDN clothes and my eagle prayers. You bring a cheque and the moose meat.
OMFG... There are TWO pods that stole your title! Do you happen to know your RSS feed?
... Thanks for the update! FYI I just subscribed to We're All Mad Here on my podcatcher only to discover that it's a three-year-old show about mental health. They stole your title!