Actor, Musician Glen Gould On His Latest Project, Donna’s Boy

Actor and musician Glen Gould joined Indigenous Waves to discuss his work and latest project, Donna’s Boy. Glen (Mi’kmaq) is an Actor/Director/Musician based in Toronto. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, he is the oldest of four children and the father of 4 beautiful children. He left home at the age of 19 to pursue … Continue reading

Indigenous Waves International Women’s Day All Music Show

Playlist: Morning Star River – Ogitchada Ode’min Kwe Singers – Haudenosaunee Unity Stomp Leanne Simpson – She Sang Them Home Lena Recollet – Historical Landmark Moe Clark – Butterfly Ashes Blue King Brown – Women’s Revolution f. Queen Ifrica Miss Christie Lee – Experience Cris Derksen – Eagle & Prey MC Red Cloud – Indigenous … Continue reading

Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln

Frank Waln was in Toronto in February 2015 for Indigenous Education Week at First Nations House. Indigenous Waves caught up with him in the studio while he was in town, and then later at an intimate listening party where he performed all new material from his upcoming album. In the second half of the show, … Continue reading

Heather Majaury This Is My Drum, on Algonquin Nationhood, History and Identity

Heather Majaury joined Indigenous Waves last week to discuss her latest project This Is My Drum. The context of This is My Drum is the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg.  This territory includes the land where Canada’s Parliament buildings reside. Ironically, in a nation state that celebrates diversity as multiculturalism, the policy for … Continue reading

Alanis Obomsawin Investigates Treaty 9 with Trick or Treaty?

The legendary shero, Alanis Obomsawin returned to Indigenous Waves once again in September to discuss her latest film, Trick or Treaty? The Untold History of Treaty 9. Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Indigenous rights issues … Continue reading

Kanienke’haka Cellist Dawn Avery, 50 Shades of Red

Kanienke’haka cellist Dawn Avery joined Indigenous Waves in August to discuss her latest release, 50 Shades of Red. Dawn Avery is Turtle clan, and her Kanienke’haka name is Ieriho:kwats.  Composer, cellist, vocalist, educator and GRAMMY nominated performer, Dawn Avery is committed to Indigenous language and cultural preservation as a musician, educator and participant of longhouse … Continue reading

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

    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 … Continue reading

Top Chef Canada Finale Recap & What’s Next with Chef Rich Francis

Top Chef Canada’s first Indigenous contestant, Chef Rich Francis returned to Indigenous Waves last week to recap the finale and season, as well as give the scoop on what is next for him. Playlist: Buffy Sainte-Marie – Cho Cho Fire Leonard Sumner – Northern Lights Cris Derksen – Elder Ducks Leanne Simpson – jiibay or … Continue reading

Rez Poetry with Leonard Sumner & the CIUT 2014 Spring Membership Drive

  Leonard Sumner joined Indigenous Waves to discuss his work, rez poetry, rez life and love for community. It was also the CIUT 89.5FM bi-annual fundraiser, for the purchase of a new radio transmitter. Leonard Sumner is an Anishinaabe MC/Singer-Songwriter from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective … Continue reading

Shibastik talks tradition, hunting, teachings, youth workshops and hip hop

    Hip hop artist, painter and workshop educator Shibastik joined Indigenous Waves last week. He talks about what he learned growing up, setting up camp, hunting, and how he has taken what he learned in the bush and applied it to youth workshops. A member of the Moose Cree First Nation and the Bear … Continue reading