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

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

Indigenous Waves Solstice Songs of Resistance, Resurgence & Love 2013

Indigenous Waves celebrated solstice this year with an all music edition featuring songs of resistance, resurgence and love. Happy Solstice Holiday to everyone, and special dedication to all the defenders of land, water, language, culture and Life! Playlist: Part 1 Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – A Love Song for Attawapiskat w Cris Derksen Buffy Sainte-Marie – … 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

Nations Rising with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Indigenous Nationhood Movement launched the Nations Rising website last week, and Leanne Simpson joined Indigenous Waves to discuss some of the principles of the movement, as well as some of the issues Indigenous people face when practicing culture and tradition in spaces and land that is also being occupied by settlers. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is  … 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

Abby Morning Bull and Arnell Tailfeathers report on Treaty 7 Grassroots in Treaty 6 for UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya, made his official visit to Canada October 7-15th. During that time he visited several communities, including Treaty 6. Grassroots organizers from Treaty 7 decided to make the trip to Treaty 6 to present their issues and concerns to Mr. Anaya. Abby Morning … 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

Hupacasath Update w Brenda Sayers & Idle No More National Day of Unity in Action w Wanda Nanibush and Gabrielle Fayant

                        Hupacasath First Nation has been engaged in a legal request through the Canadian Federal Courts for a judicial review of Stephen Harper’s Canada-China FIPPA. As the result of the federal ruling against Hupacasath, the First Nation has launched a grassroots fundraiser to appeal … Continue reading