Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee

    Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the massive funding cuts to First Nations political organizations and tribal councils announced by AANDC last week.   In the second half of the show, Indigenous Waves presents music from Indigenous artists. Playlist: Fawn Wood & Dallas Waskahat – Blessing Song John … Continue reading

Chase Iron Eyes & Ian Campeau

    Chase Iron Eyes–attorney, founding writer of Last Real Indians, and an advocate for the protection of sacred sites–joins Indigenous Waves todiscuss the grassroots campaign to save Pe’ Sla, land sacred to the Lakota people.   In the second half of the show, Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN of A Tribe Called … Continue reading

All-Indigenous Music Show

    Indigenous Waves presents the all-Indigenous music show programmed by DJ Jams and DJ Blightyboo. The first half of the show is all pow wow drum music and the second half sweet tunes from Indigenous artists. Playlist: Cree Confederation – Straight Crow Hop Midnite Express – Crow Style Double Beat Whitefish Jrs. – Intertribal … Continue reading

March 4 Justice

    Leo Baskatawang, a graduate student at the University of Manitoba, is marching from Vancouver to Ottawa this summer to raise awareness about the government of Canada’s apparent unwillingness to address critical Aboriginal issues in a timely and effective manner. As part of his demonstration, Baskatawang has chained a copy of the Indian Act … Continue reading

Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation

    Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent Federal court judicial review which declared it was “unreasonable” and “contrary to law” for the Federal government to appoint a third party manager for the First Nation during a housing crisis last fall.   This show originally aired on … Continue reading

Post-Assembly of First Nations Election Discussion with Pamela Palmater and Hayden King

    Pamela Palmater and Hayden King join Indigenous Waves for a discussion on the Assembly of First Nations 33rd Annual General Assembly which took place in Toronto on July 17th, 18th, and 19th.   Pamela Palmater, member of Eel River Bar First Nation, is Chair of the Centre of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University … Continue reading

The 1491’s

    The 1491’s, the sketch comedy group based out of Minnesota and Oklahoma, discuss working  collaboratively, Indigenous humour, serious poetry, and partying like it’s 1491.   Indigenous Waves also presents poetry by Ryan Red Corn and Dallas Goldtooth.   This show originally aired on March 19, 2012. photo: The 1491’s

David Treuer and Melina Laboucon-Massimo

    David Treuer, author and member of the Leech Lake Reservation, joins us to talk about his book “Rez Life“, life on reservations, nationhood, and the preservation of the Ojibwe language in Minnesota.   Melina Laboucon-Massimo, a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation and a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace, joins Indigenous Waves to … Continue reading

Cindy Blackstock & Oshkimaadziig Camp

    Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitksan Nation and Executive Director for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the court victory for First Nations children, the human rights complaint against the Canadian federal government on behalf of First Nations children, and the I am a Witness campaign. … Continue reading

Should Indigenous peoples vote in Canadian elections?

    Should Indigenous peoples vote in Canadian elections? Our guests Dr. Pamela Palmater, Aaron Detlor, and Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux join Indigenous Waves to discuss this question. This show originally aired on March 5, 2012.