Indigenous Waves March 2014 All Music Edition

In celebration of the end of a long winter, welcoming the new season, plus a special Juno winners tribute! All music edition of Indigenous Waves with producer Jamaias DaCosta filling in for host Susan Blight. Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – Red Skin Girl A Tribe Called Red – Noone Out Can Compete Northern Cree … 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

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

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

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

All Music Edition of Indigenous Waves

Playlist: Shibastik – Hand Drum Tall Paul – Week 13: Rap Dads & Single Fathers D Script The Tlingit – Grizzly f. AK Natural MC Redcloud – Indigenous Angel f. Ulali Tall Paul – Taurus The Bull f. $kywalker Wab Kinew – Our Home on Native Land Ode’min Kwe Singers – Haudenosaunee Unity Stomp Song … 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

First Peoples and the Proud To Be Indigenous campaign

First Peoples Worldwide Director of Communications Dan Morrison and Managing Director Neva Morrison joined Indigenous Waves to talk about the Proud To Be Indigenous social media campaign to signal boost the millions of Indigenous voices who will not be represented or attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Proud To Be Indigenous … Continue reading

Artist Duane Linklater on his work Migrations and language and lyrics in blues and hip hop

Artist Duane Linklater’s installation “Migrations” is a part of the Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Power Plant in Toronto. Duane joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the connection between lyrics and language in blues from the early part of the 20th Century and contemporary Hip Hop. Duane also prepared a 15 … Continue reading