Hupacasath Canada-China FIPPA Court Challenge & Cree Cellist Cris Derksen Red Ride Tour

Press Conference Brenda Sayers @ UBCIC w Supporters



In the first half of this week’s podcast, Brenda Sayers, spokesperson for Hupacasath First Nation returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the Hupacasath vs. the Conservative government court challenge regarding the Canada-China trade agreement known as FIPPA. Hupacasath initiated a request for a judicial review of the FIPPA for it’s lack of consultation with First Nations last year, and it’s direct violation of section 35 of the Canadian constitution. The request was dismissed, but the First Nation is appealing, and will have a day in court on June 10, 2014 in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver. To donate to the Hupacasath Legal fund go here.


In the second half of our podcast, Cree cellist Cris Derksen joined us via telephone from the road of her Red Ride Tour. Cris shared some of her background, how she came to play the cello, what her influences are, and what people can expect from the Red Ride Tour, now in it’s fourth year.


Cris Derksen – June

Shibastik – Moose River

Frank Waln – Oil 4 Blood

Cris Derksen – Our Home on Native Land


Originally Aired Monday May 26, 2014

Photo Credits: Brenda Sayers; Native Women in the Arts


One Response to “Hupacasath Canada-China FIPPA Court Challenge & Cree Cellist Cris Derksen Red Ride Tour”
  1. ohnwentsya says:

    Reblogged this on Spirit In Action and commented:
    Thank you for posting this! I’ve never been able to keep up with times for radio or tv but these blog reminders and archived shows are wonderful.
    These sneaky behind the scenes trade agreements really need to be outed for the back door fascism they truly represent for everyone but especially for indigenous nations who are being exploited for natural resources at such immense cost to our communities.

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