Colleen Cardinal on 60s Scoop & Indigenous Adoptees

Colleen Cardinal returned to Indigenous Waves last week to talk about the work she has been doing for Indigenous adoptees who were taken from their birth parents through colonial state removal. Colleen Cardinal is Plains Cree from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, AB and she currently resides in Algonquin Territory. Colleen is an Indigenous adoptee of … 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

Pam Palmater on report on MMIW; an update on suite of legislation

Pam Palmater returned to Indigenous Waves this week, and shared some very informative insights on the recent report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in British Columbia from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as the ongoing suite of legislation from Stephen Harper’s government. Lawyer Pamela Palmater, (Mi’kmaq) is a member of Eel … 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

Cole Sayers and Chelsea Vowel on Tsilhqot’in Nation “Aboriginal Title” Supreme Court Case

  The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Roger William (on behalf of the Tsilhqot’in Nation) v BC marks the first time that a court has granted Aboriginal title to a specific land area in Canada – in this case, over unceded Tsilhqot’in territory. The Court also found that British Columbia breached its duty to … Continue reading

Biskaabiiyang Collective confronting racism in Thunder Bay; Report from Unist’ot’en Camp

  The Biskaabiiyang Collective joined Indigenous Waves to talk about resurgence and resistance and collective organizing in the face of racism. When politician Tamara Johnson placed an overtly racist ad in the Chronicle Journal, Biskaabiiyang Collective took action with a campaign targeting advertisers. Damien Lee and Jana-Rae Yerxa joined Indigenous Waves to talk about their … Continue reading

Dr. Cindy Blackstock returns to talk the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Hearings

  First Nations children’s rights advocate Dr. Cindy Blackstock returned to Indigenous Waves this week to give us an update on the historic FN children’s welfare Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearings, which wrapped up on May 30, 2014. Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan) is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of … 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

Shawn Atleo’s Resignation, the AFN & Bill C33 (FNCFNEA aka FNEA) with Russ Diabo

  Policy Analyst Russell Diabo returned to Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent news of Shawn Atleo resigning as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), implications of his resignation on Bill C-33 (First Nations Control of First Nation Education – FNCFNEA – or First Nation Education Act – FNEA), the AFN … 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