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

Ojibwe/Métis Author Cherie Dimaline joins Indigenous Waves to discuss and read from her latest novel The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy

    Cherie Dimaline (Ojibwe/Métis) joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about her childhood influences including sharing a bedroom with her Grandmother for most of her life, as well as the stories that her mother and Aunties would tell. We also had the pleasure of hearing her read from her latest novel, The Girl … Continue reading

Rise, Move, Sing, Dance with the Indigenous Resurgence Long Weekend All Music Edition

Indigenous Waves celebrated Indigenous Resurgence Day this long weekend with a full hour of radio featuring artists and music from across Turtle Island. Rise, move, dance and sing with us! Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – Electric Powwow Drum Clarence Two Toes – Happy B’Day Canada Quese IMC – World So Beautiful Tall Paul – … 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

Alo White speaks about his Elder recording project, his Anishinaabemowin spreecast & the healing power of Tradition

Elder Alo White joined Indigenous Waves this week to share his story, and why he feels it is essential to do the work he is doing. In particular, his Anishinaabemowin spreecasts that happen on Tuesday evenings, to help spread Anishinaabemowin to youth and others who might not have access to learn the language, and his … Continue reading

Images Festival Indigenous showcase w Elwood Jimmy and Greg Staats

It is no secret that Indigenous tradition and culture is alive in our art, and that art can be a place where we revitalize and ignite our connections to those things.  This past Monday on Indigenous Waves, we spoke to artist and Images Festival Programmer Elwood Jimmy along with artist Greg Staats about the Indigenous … 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