Sakura Saunders on Line 9 pipeline and Barrick Gold mining resistance

  Activist Sakura Saunders joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the twitter battle she had with former Ontario Minister of Energy and Environment, Chris Stockwell – leading to him deleting his twitter account. Sakura also discusses Barrick Gold, and its violent, militarized policies in South America and Afrika and its ties to the University of Toronto. … 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

Colleen Cardinal from Families of Sisters in Spirit on MMIW, the problems of a national inquiry and colonial violence against Indigenous women

    On March 17, 2014, filmmaker and activist Colleen Cardinal joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the work of Families of Sisters in Spirit, the problems with a national inquiry and the direct relationship between colonial violence and violence against Indigenous women.   Playlist: Buffy Sainte-Marie – Still This Love Goes On Leonard Sumner – … Continue reading

Kainai Activist & Photographer Arnell Tailfeathers on the February 7th FNEA events at a Kainai Highschool

On February 7, 2014 Kainai Blood Tribe hosted an event at Kainai Highschool with Stephen Harper, Bernard Valcourt and Shawn Atleo for an announcement on the First Nations Education Act. Though the event was open to the public, there were some guests who received yellow dots, and others who received blue dots. Those with blue … Continue reading

First Indigenous contestant on Top Chef Canada, Chef Rich Francis on Indigenous cuisine

Chef Rich Francis is the first Indigenous contestant on the Food Network series Top Chef Canada, and he joined us last week to discuss Indigenous cuisine, traditional foods and competing on the show. Playlist: Eekwol & Mils – The Tree f. Mass & Flipdabird Shibastik – Landslide City Natives – Proud of Me Wab Kinew … Continue reading

Elsipogtog War Chief John Levi update on charges for defending unceded Mi’kMaq land and water

Elsipogtog War Chief John Levi returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the charges he faced for protecting unceded Mi’kMaq territory from shale gas exploration by Texas based SWN Resources. War Chief Levi also updates us on what RCMP have been up to since SWN, along with mainstream media, has left Elsipogtog. SWN is … Continue reading

Reclamation & resurgence with Giibwanisi Dizhnikaaz of Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp; & Tarsands, Treaties & Neil Young with Eriel Deranger

In the first half of the show, Giibwanisi Dizhnikaaz (Richard Peters) of Oshkimaadziig Unity Camp returns to Indigenous Waves to speak about the work they have been doing over the last two years of reclaiming land and the resurgence of culture and tradition, and their fundraising campaign to keep the work going. In the second … Continue reading

Environment Canada Scientists Dr. Jane Kirk and Dr. Craig Hébert on mercury in the tarsands region

Environment Canada scientists recently released a report on findings of a 7,300 sq mile ring of mercury surrounding the tarsands. Dr. Jane Kirk and Dr. Craig Hébert joined us to discuss their research. Playlist: Cree Confederation – Straight Crow Hop Young Kingbird – 2 Step Song Cris Derksen – So Afraid Leanne Simpson – jiibay … Continue reading

Nation to Nation Resource Guide to Treaties in Ontario with Maurice Switzer and Hayden King & Wabanaki Maine TRC w Martha Troiian

Maurice Switzer and Hayden King joined Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the historical and current issues related to Maurice Switzer’s latest publication, Nation to Nation A Resouce on Treaties in Ontario. During the second half of the show we had a short documentary report from Martha Troiian on Wabanaki families in Maine going through … Continue reading

Elsipogtog Update with Ossie Michelin; Plus First Nations Education in Toronto from Martha Troian

Journalist Ossie Michelin joined Indigenous Waves this week to update and report on the situation happening in unceded, Mi’kMaq territory of Elsipogtog, where Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents are protesting Texas based SWN Resources shale gas exploration due to the detrimental impacts to the land and water. Ossie gives us his first hand accounts of some … Continue reading