Dr. Lynn Gehl’s Truth that Wampum Tells

  Author and Indigenous Knowledge scholar Dr. Lynn Gehl returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss her latest book, The Truth that Wampum Tells. Lynn is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley, Ontario, Canada. She describes herself as a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and she has been an Indigenous human … 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

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

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

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

Update with Judy DaSilva from the Grassroots of Grassy Narrows

Judy Da Silva returned to Indigenous Waves this week to update on the issues that the Asabiinyashkosiwagong Nitam-Anishinaabeg, also known as Grassy Narrows continue to face due to Mercury poisoning in their waters. Judy Da Silva also discusses the Ontario Government’s Forest Management Plan, which infringes on traditional Grassy Narrows territory, and lacks consultation and … Continue reading

Ben Powless from Defenders of the Land and Indigenous Environmental Network on Line 9, tar sands and other pipelines

*Ben Powless joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about the ongoing battle to stop the proposed Line 9 pipeline from going through multiple Indigenous, urban and rural communities; as well as the potential for leaks and spills due to inadequate pipeline construction and material. Ben Powless is a Mohawk citizen from Six Nations in … Continue reading

Elsipogtog First Nation Shale Gas Protests Update from Halifax Media Co-op Reporter Miles Howe

Two weeks ago Indigenous Waves spoke to Warrior Chief John Levi from Elsipogtog First Nation regarding the protests being led by his community against SWN Resources and the shale gas exploration they are engaged in on Mi’kmaq traditional territory. Since then, John Levi has been arrested, and as of Monday July 8th, 2013 was released. … 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