Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves to discuss Idle No More, Wasase, Indigenous Nationhood and more

Taiaiake Alfred joined Indigenous Waves this week to share his thoughts on the politics of Idle No More, and how critical reclaiming land, language, tradition and sovereignty is to sustaining the movement. Taiaiake Alfred is Bear Clan, Kanien’keha:ka from Kahnawake and is a Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, a researcher, philosopher … Continue reading

Human Rights Watch and Justice for Girls on report of RCMP abuse of BC Indigenous Women and Girls

On February 13, 2013, Human Rights Watch released an 89 page report entitled “Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada” documenting ongoing police failures, abuse and violence of police and RCMP towards Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The investigative … Continue reading

Honouring Missing and Murdered Women with Artists Ilene Sova and Christi Belcourt

February 14th is the day of the Annual Women’s Memorial March for missing and murdered women. Artists Ilene Sova and Christi Belcourt joined us on this episode of Indigenous Waves to discuss their respective projects honouring the missing and murdered women of Canada. Ilene Sova is a conceptual portrait painter who creates paintings which reference … Continue reading

Russell Diabo on Termination policies, 93 Tables & Idle No More; Plus Amber Sandy from First Story App

Russell Diabo speaks about the termination policies of the Canadian government including comprehensive land claims agreements at 93 tables, as well as his thoughts on Idle No More and more. Also on the show, Amber Sandy from First Story App  joined us to update us on the interactive, multimedia app which maps the Indigenous history … Continue reading