Elsipogtog Update with Ossie Michelin; Plus First Nations Education in Toronto from Martha Troian

Journalist Ossie Michelin joined Indigenous Waves this week to update and report on the situation happening in unceded, Mi’kMaq territory of Elsipogtog, where Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents are protesting Texas based SWN Resources shale gas exploration due to the detrimental impacts to the land and water. Ossie gives us his first hand accounts of some … Continue reading

Jeff Corntassel returns to talk Nationhood, Indigenous Nationhood Movement & Rethinking Solidarity

Jeff Corntassel returns to Indigenous Waves this week to speak with IW Producer Jamaias DaCosta about the Indigenous Nationhood Movement NationsRising launch, the statement of principles and it’s multiple translations, as well as insurgent education, the meaning of Nationhood and re-framing solidarity. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University … Continue reading

Nations Rising with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Indigenous Nationhood Movement launched the Nations Rising website last week, and Leanne Simpson joined Indigenous Waves to discuss some of the principles of the movement, as well as some of the issues Indigenous people face when practicing culture and tradition in spaces and land that is also being occupied by settlers. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is  … Continue reading

First Nations Education Act discussion with Anishinabek Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and Author, Educator Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

This week we spoke to Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and author, educator and commentator Niigaanwewidam Sinclair about the Canadian government’s First Nations Education Act. The Act is becoming known for it’s problems, including lack of consultation with communities, as well as its paternalistic nature. Grand Chief “Wedaseh” Madahbee has over 30 years … Continue reading

CIUT Membership Drive w Ryan McMahon and Gabrielle Fayant

On October 21st Indigenous Waves had our bi-annual CIUT 89.5FM membership drive show. We were fortunate enough to have our favorite comedian Ryan McMahon along with youth grassroots activist and organizer Gabrielle Fayant join us live in studio to support us during the drive, and to share updates on what they have both been up … Continue reading

Update with Judy DaSilva from the Grassroots of Grassy Narrows

Judy Da Silva returned to Indigenous Waves this week to update on the issues that the Asabiinyashkosiwagong Nitam-Anishinaabeg, also known as Grassy Narrows continue to face due to Mercury poisoning in their waters. Judy Da Silva also discusses the Ontario Government’s Forest Management Plan, which infringes on traditional Grassy Narrows territory, and lacks consultation and … Continue reading