Alanis Obomsawin Investigates Treaty 9 with Trick or Treaty?

The legendary shero, Alanis Obomsawin returned to Indigenous Waves once again in September to discuss her latest film, Trick or Treaty? The Untold History of Treaty 9. Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Indigenous rights issues … Continue reading

Colleen Cardinal from Families of Sisters in Spirit on MMIW, the problems of a national inquiry and colonial violence against Indigenous women

    On March 17, 2014, filmmaker and activist Colleen Cardinal joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the work of Families of Sisters in Spirit, the problems with a national inquiry and the direct relationship between colonial violence and violence against Indigenous women.   Playlist: Buffy Sainte-Marie – Still This Love Goes On Leonard Sumner – … Continue reading

Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters in Spirit & the Grassroots for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Bridget Tolley joined Indigenous Waves this week to share her story and discuss the ongoing work of Families of Sisters in Spirit. If you want to support their work, go here. Bridget Tolley is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Her mother Gladys Tolley was struck and killed by a police car in … Continue reading

Elsipogtog Update with Ossie Michelin; Plus First Nations Education in Toronto from Martha Troian

Journalist Ossie Michelin joined Indigenous Waves this week to update and report on the situation happening in unceded, Mi’kMaq territory of Elsipogtog, where Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents are protesting Texas based SWN Resources shale gas exploration due to the detrimental impacts to the land and water. Ossie gives us his first hand accounts of some … Continue reading

Brenda Sayers from Hupacasath First Nation on FIPPA & how Hupacasath is leading the way for all Canadians

The Canadian government, under the direction of Stephen Harper, has been criticized for myriad unilateral legislation and decisions that will create permanent changes to the environment and the Canadian landscape. In particular, much of this legislation has been directly impacting First Nations, however there has been a significant lack of consultation, despite section 35 of … 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

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

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves to share his thoughts on Idle No More, Indigenous Nationhood, and the importance of supporting youth in a reclamation of cultural practice, land connections and traditions and of course, language. Taiaiake Alfred is Bear Clan, Kanien’keha:ka from Kahnawake and is a Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of … Continue reading

Journey of Nishiyuu arrives in Ottawa – Chief Stanley George joins Indigenous Waves on the big day

The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu, Quest For Unity or as it is also known, the Journey of Nishiyuu, brought several thousand people to Parliament Hill this past Monday, March 25, 2013 to meet and greet a group of walkers who started as 6 youth and a guide from Whapmagoostui Quebec back in January, and by the … Continue reading

Sovereign Red Lake Nation Territory’s Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan and Enbridge with Marty Cobenais

The Ceded Red Lake Nation (Ojibwe) territory is located in what is now called Minnesota, and has been known for its unique sovereignty  in what is now the United States. In 1949 a pipeline was laid within their ceded territory, and to date there is no record, oral or otherwise of any legal agreement or … Continue reading