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

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

CIUT Membership Drive w Ryan McMahon and Gabrielle Fayant

On October 21st Indigenous Waves had our bi-annual CIUT 89.5FM membership drive show. We were fortunate enough to have our favorite comedian Ryan McMahon along with youth grassroots activist and organizer Gabrielle Fayant join us live in studio to support us during the drive, and to share updates on what they have both been up … Continue reading

Documentary Filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin on her work, and her latest film Hi-Ho Mistahey!

  Legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin joined Indigenous Waves to discuss her process as a filmmaker and her prolific body of work, including her latest film Hi-Ho Mistahey! – a follow up to her last film The People of the Kattawapiskak River. Hi-Ho Mistahey! takes an intimate look at the community of Attawapiskat, the legacy … Continue reading

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

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

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

Human Rights Watch and Justice for Girls on report of RCMP abuse of BC Indigenous Women and Girls

On February 13, 2013, Human Rights Watch released an 89 page report entitled “Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada” documenting ongoing police failures, abuse and violence of police and RCMP towards Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The investigative … Continue reading

Ian Campeau aka Deejay NDN talks Idle No More racism in the mainstream and social media

  Activist, producer and deejay Ian Campeau (Nipissing First Nation) also known as Deejay NDN from A Tribe Called Red returns to Indigenous Waves for a discussion on racism in mainstream and social media, battling twitter trolls and drawing attention to racist and violent messages through social media. Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – The … Continue reading