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

Heather Majaury This Is My Drum, on Algonquin Nationhood, History and Identity

Heather Majaury joined Indigenous Waves last week to discuss her latest project This Is My Drum. The context of This is My Drum is the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg.  This territory includes the land where Canada’s Parliament buildings reside. Ironically, in a nation state that celebrates diversity as multiculturalism, the policy for … 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

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

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

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

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

Jeff Corntassel returns to talk Nationhood, Indigenous Nationhood Movement & Rethinking Solidarity

Jeff Corntassel returns to Indigenous Waves this week to speak with IW Producer Jamaias DaCosta about the Indigenous Nationhood Movement NationsRising launch, the statement of principles and it’s multiple translations, as well as insurgent education, the meaning of Nationhood and re-framing solidarity. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University … Continue reading

First Nations Education Act discussion with Anishinabek Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and Author, Educator Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

This week we spoke to Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and author, educator and commentator Niigaanwewidam Sinclair about the Canadian government’s First Nations Education Act. The Act is becoming known for it’s problems, including lack of consultation with communities, as well as its paternalistic nature. Grand Chief “Wedaseh” Madahbee has over 30 years … Continue reading

Indigenous Nationhood Movement & “Every Day Acts of Resurgence” with Jeff Corntassel

Jeff Corntassel joined Indigenous Waves in the studio a couple of weeks ago to talk about identity, history, language, education, the Indigenous Nationhood Movement and asserting sovereignty and jurisdiction through “every day acts of resurgence”. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1998. He is currently … Continue reading