Nations Rising with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

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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  Mississauga Nishnaabeg from the Alderville First Nation. She is a writer, academic and storyteller with a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and is the editor of Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence & Protection of Indigenous Nations and This is an Honour Song: Twenty Years Since the Blockades (with Kiera Ladner). Leanne is the author of Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence (Arbeiter Ring) and The Gift Is in the Making, a re-telling of traditional stories, forthcoming Spring 2013 (Debwe Series, Highwater Press). Her first collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Loveis forthcoming from Arbeiter Ring Fall 2013.

Playlist:

Alo White – Honour Song (Jack Starr)

Morning Star River – Ogitchada

Northern Cree – Power to My People

Cris Derksen – Eagle & Prey

A Tribe Called Red – NDN Stakes f. Sitting Bear

City Natives – T.I.M.E.

Gilbert Smith – Waabi Ma’ingaan

Original Aired Monday November 11, 2013

Photo Credit: Leanne Simpson, INM Logo c/o Indigenous Nationhood Movement

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