Indigenous Waves March 2014 All Music Edition

In celebration of the end of a long winter, welcoming the new season, plus a special Juno winners tribute! All music edition of Indigenous Waves with producer Jamaias DaCosta filling in for host Susan Blight. Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – Red Skin Girl A Tribe Called Red – Noone Out Can Compete Northern Cree … Continue reading

First Story Toronto documenting Indigenous women’s stories of the Red Power movement PLUS Chef Rich Francis returns to update on Top Chef Canada & Indigenous cuisine

The first Indigenous Waves guests on March 24, 2014 are First Story Toronto documentarians Krystine Abel and Cairo Reddick – who discuss the project they have been working on, “Narrating Her Story: Indigenous Women, Memory and Power” examining the Red Power movement through the stories of Indigenous women in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Second … Continue reading

Honoring Indigenous Women; Community Database & Kainai FNEA

First we hear from Muskrat Magazine publisher and editor Rebeka Tabobondung about the Honouring Indigenous Women Hearts of Nations Vol. 2 Toronto book launch at the Toronto Birth Centre, then Krysta Williams from Native Youth Sexual Health Network talks about the 9th Annual February 14 Strawberry Ceremony in Honour of missing and murdered Women and … Continue reading

Rhymes For Young Ghouls filmmaker Jeff Barnaby on Indigenous Waves

Filmmaker Jeff Barnaby (Mi’kMaq) joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk his first feature film, Rhymes For Young Ghouls. Rhymes has garnered a great deal of attention, including putting Barnaby on TIFF’s Top 10 Canadian Films Festival List. Jeff Barnaby is from Listuguj, Quebec. His short films have played in numerous festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca, … Continue reading

Islands of Decolonial Love with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returned to Indigenous Waves once again, this time to discuss her latest publication with accompanying recording, Islands of Decolonial Love. 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 … 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

Documentary Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her work, and her latest film Hi-Ho Mistahey!

  Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin joined Indigenous Waves to discuss her process as a filmmaker and her prolific body of work, including her latest film Hi-Ho Mistahey! – a follow up to her last film The People of the Kattawapiskak River. Hi-Ho Mistahey! takes an intimate look at the community of Attawapiskat, the legacy … Continue reading

Ojibwe/Métis Author Cherie Dimaline joins Indigenous Waves to discuss and read from her latest novel The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy

    Cherie Dimaline (Ojibwe/Métis) joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about her childhood influences including sharing a bedroom with her Grandmother for most of her life, as well as the stories that her mother and Aunties would tell. We also had the pleasure of hearing her read from her latest novel, The Girl … Continue reading

Rise, Move, Sing, Dance with the Indigenous Resurgence Long Weekend All Music Edition

Indigenous Waves celebrated Indigenous Resurgence Day this long weekend with a full hour of radio featuring artists and music from across Turtle Island. Rise, move, dance and sing with us! Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – Electric Powwow Drum Clarence Two Toes – Happy B’Day Canada Quese IMC – World So Beautiful Tall Paul – … Continue reading

Anishinaabe Rapper Tall Paul & Warrior Chief John Levi from the Elsipogtog FN resistance against SWN Resources Canada fracking

Anishinaabe rapper Tall Paul is originally from Leech Lake, Minnesota, however he grew up in the city of Minneapolis which meant not having connection to his identity as an Anishinaabe person. Tall Paul joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about the themes in his music including growing up in the city, being removed from … Continue reading