Pam Palmater & Russell Diabo return to Indigenous Waves to talk Bill C51

              Despite Bill C-51 garnering a great deal of criticism and concern for the privacy of Canadian citizens, it passed through it’s second reading in parliament on Monday February 23, 2015. Political analyst Russell Diabo and Lawyer Pamela Palmater returned to Indigenous Waves to share their analysis of the … Continue reading

Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln

Frank Waln was in Toronto in February 2015 for Indigenous Education Week at First Nations House. Indigenous Waves caught up with him in the studio while he was in town, and then later at an intimate listening party where he performed all new material from his upcoming album. In the second half of the show, … Continue reading

Biskaabiiyang Collective confronting racism in Thunder Bay; Report from Unist’ot’en Camp

  The Biskaabiiyang Collective joined Indigenous Waves to talk about resurgence and resistance and collective organizing in the face of racism. When politician Tamara Johnson placed an overtly racist ad in the Chronicle Journal, Biskaabiiyang Collective took action with a campaign targeting advertisers. Damien Lee and Jana-Rae Yerxa joined Indigenous Waves to talk about their … Continue reading

Sakura Saunders on Line 9 pipeline and Barrick Gold mining resistance

  Activist Sakura Saunders joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the twitter battle she had with former Ontario Minister of Energy and Environment, Chris Stockwell – leading to him deleting his twitter account. Sakura also discusses Barrick Gold, and its violent, militarized policies in South America and Afrika and its ties to the University of Toronto. … 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

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

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

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation Eriel Deranger on the Shell Jackpine expansion and Dwayne Bird on the Idle No More Poster Campaign

    Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation spokesperson Eriel Deranger joined Indigenous Waves host Susan Blight for a prerecorded interview regarding the decision from the Alberta Court of appeal dismissing ACFN’s application for leave to appeal a decision of the Joint Review Panel to not review the adequacy of Crown consultation before deciding whether to approve … Continue reading

Support Indigenous Waves and community radio during the CIUT Fall Membership Drive October 15th-21st, 2012.

  The CIUT Fall Membership Drive takes place from October 15th to the 21st and Indigenous Waves radio show needs your support! CIUT 89.5 fm is Toronto’s preeminent, listener-supported radio station and provides an alternative to mainstream media, community access to the airwaves, and offers programming that reflects the diverse elements of the communities they … Continue reading