Russell Diabo on Sovereignty Summer; Termination Tables & politics as usual

  Russell Diabo joins Indigenous Waves this week to share his thoughts on the current political climate in Canada for Indigenous people, including the termination tables, as well as Sovereignty Summer, reserve and band council politics and the responsibility to know more. Russell Diabo (Kanienke’ha:ka) from Kahnawake is the Policy Advisor for the Algonquin Nation … Continue reading

Brenda Sayers from Hupacasath First Nation on FIPPA & how Hupacasath is leading the way for all Canadians

The Canadian government, under the direction of Stephen Harper, has been criticized for myriad unilateral legislation and decisions that will create permanent changes to the environment and the Canadian landscape. In particular, much of this legislation has been directly impacting First Nations, however there has been a significant lack of consultation, despite section 35 of … Continue reading

Sylvia McAdam & the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The 13th Annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues took place May 20th to the 31st in New York City this year. One of the original Idle No More founders, Sylvia McAdam joined us from the UNPFII to talk about what she was doing there, the forum itself and the current status and future … Continue reading

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves to share his thoughts on Idle No More, Indigenous Nationhood, and the importance of supporting youth in a reclamation of cultural practice, land connections and traditions and of course, language. Taiaiake Alfred is Bear Clan, Kanien’keha:ka from Kahnawake and is a Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of … Continue reading

Pam Palmater speaks about Mathias Colomb Cree Nation & Hudbay; CIUT Spring Membership Drive

The Mathias Colomb Cree Nation has been dealing with an ugly legal battle with Hudbay Minerals Inc. suing them and Pamela Palmater for an Idle No More peaceful action on MCCN territory back in January. Pam joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the case, including what has been described by several accounts as biased conduct from … Continue reading

Journey of Nishiyuu – Staff Carrier Jordan Masty

We continue our coverage of the Journey of Nishiyuu this week with special guest 20 year old Staff carrier, Jordan Masty, walker from Whapmagoostui in the Journey of Nishiyuu. Jordan Masty (Cree) is 20 years old, from Whapmagoostui, and he talks to Indigenous Waves about his decision to join the Journey of Nishiyuu as a … Continue reading

Journey of Nishiyuu arrives in Ottawa – Chief Stanley George joins Indigenous Waves on the big day

The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu, Quest For Unity or as it is also known, the Journey of Nishiyuu, brought several thousand people to Parliament Hill this past Monday, March 25, 2013 to meet and greet a group of walkers who started as 6 youth and a guide from Whapmagoostui Quebec back in January, and by the … Continue reading

Sovereign Red Lake Nation Territory’s Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan and Enbridge with Marty Cobenais

The Ceded Red Lake Nation (Ojibwe) territory is located in what is now called Minnesota, and has been known for its unique sovereignty  in what is now the United States. In 1949 a pipeline was laid within their ceded territory, and to date there is no record, oral or otherwise of any legal agreement or … Continue reading

Flanagan’s Last Stand with Levi Little Mustache & Arnell Tailfeathers

  [audio https://indigenouswaves.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/march-4iw.mp3]   On February 27th, 2013, the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) and the University of Lethbridge hosted a talk on the abolishment of the Indian Act with Tom Flanagan, *University of Calgary professor of political science and former advisor to PM Stephen Harper.  During the talk, Levi Little Mustache asked Flanagan … Continue reading

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves to discuss Idle No More, Wasase, Indigenous Nationhood and more

Taiaiake Alfred joined Indigenous Waves this week to share his thoughts on the politics of Idle No More, and how critical reclaiming land, language, tradition and sovereignty is to sustaining the movement. Taiaiake Alfred is Bear Clan, Kanien’keha:ka from Kahnawake and is a Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, a researcher, philosopher … Continue reading