Hupacasath Update w Brenda Sayers & Idle No More National Day of Unity in Action w Wanda Nanibush and Gabrielle Fayant

Gabrielle Fayant

Gabrielle Fayant

Wanda Nanibush

Wanda Nanibush













Hupacasath First Nation has been engaged in a legal request through the Canadian Federal Courts for a judicial review of Stephen Harper’s Canada-China FIPPA. As the result of the federal ruling against Hupacasath, the First Nation has launched a grassroots fundraiser to appeal the decision. Brenda Sayers returned to Indigenous Waves this week with an update for the first part of the show.


On Monday October 7, 2013 communities across Canada will be gathering to celebrate Unity in Action, with events happening across the country. Idle No More grassroots organizers Gabrielle Fayant and Wanda Nanibush joined Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the events they are involved with organizing in their communities, as well as the ongoing resistance movements that are happening across Turtle Island.


Brenda Sayers is an Hupacasath First Nation portfolio holder for Canada China FIPPA court challenge, and joined Indigenous Waves to speak about this landmark case, and how Hupacasath is leading the way for Canadians.


Wanda Nanibush is an Anishinabe-kwe writer, media creator, curator, community animator, arts consultant and Idle No More Toronto organizer from Beausoleil First Nation. Wanda Nanibush is the 2013 Dame Nita Barrow Distinguished Visitor at University of Toronto. She is also Curator in Residence at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery. Wanda has been published in many books and magazines including C magazine, Fuse, Muskrat, the book Women in a Globalizing World: Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years since the Blockades and co-edited InTensions journal on The Resurgence of Indigenous Women’s Knowledge and Resistance in Relation to Land and Territoriality: Transnational and Interdisciplinary Perspectives.


Gabrielle Fayant is Métis, originating from Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in Alberta, and is currently the elected Vice-President of the Odawa Native Friendship Centre. Gabrielle attends school part-time at Carleton University with a major in Psychology and a minor in Indigenous Studies at Carleton University. Gabrielle is also the co-founder of a grassroots youth initiative called Youth For Northern Communities who dedicate their time to fundraising for issues such as the Attawapiskat housing crisis in the winter of 2011-12, Have a Heart for First Nation Children Day and Joining Hands for Our Communities Gala which helped raise $10,000 for the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society.


Cris Derksen – Our Home On Native Land

Just Jamaal f. Lena Recollet – What It’s All About

Whitefish Bay Singers – Anishinaabe Rounddance

Cris Derksen  – Elder Ducks


Photo Credits: W. Nanibush & G. Fayant, Poster by Tannis Neilsen

Originally Aired: Monday September 30, 2013

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