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

Colleen Cardinal on 60s Scoop & Indigenous Adoptees

Colleen Cardinal returned to Indigenous Waves last week to talk about the work she has been doing for Indigenous adoptees who were taken from their birth parents through colonial state removal. Colleen Cardinal is Plains Cree from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, AB and she currently resides in Algonquin Territory. Colleen is an Indigenous adoptee of … Continue reading

Pam Palmater on report on MMIW; an update on suite of legislation

Pam Palmater returned to Indigenous Waves this week, and shared some very informative insights on the recent report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in British Columbia from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as the ongoing suite of legislation from Stephen Harper’s government. Lawyer Pamela Palmater, (Mi’kmaq) is a member of Eel … Continue reading

Cole Sayers and Chelsea Vowel on Tsilhqot’in Nation “Aboriginal Title” Supreme Court Case

  The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Roger William (on behalf of the Tsilhqot’in Nation) v BC marks the first time that a court has granted Aboriginal title to a specific land area in Canada – in this case, over unceded Tsilhqot’in territory. The Court also found that British Columbia breached its duty to … Continue reading

Dr. Cindy Blackstock returns to talk the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Hearings

  First Nations children’s rights advocate Dr. Cindy Blackstock returned to Indigenous Waves this week to give us an update on the historic FN children’s welfare Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearings, which wrapped up on May 30, 2014. Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan) is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of … Continue reading

Shawn Atleo’s Resignation, the AFN & Bill C33 (FNCFNEA aka FNEA) with Russ Diabo

  Policy Analyst Russell Diabo returned to Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent news of Shawn Atleo resigning as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), implications of his resignation on Bill C-33 (First Nations Control of First Nation Education – FNCFNEA – or First Nation Education Act – FNEA), the AFN … 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

Activist Shawn Brant on the Tyendinaga Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women roadblock

Last week the parliamentary committee’s report on missing and murdered indigenous women created a massive community response and outcry. Activist Shawn Brant joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the report, and the Tyendinaga blockade. Playlist: Fawn Wood – Grandmother Song Cree Confederacy – Teen Girl’s Fancy Young Kingbird – Two Step Song Northern Wind – Rise … Continue reading

Kainai Activist & Photographer Arnell Tailfeathers on the February 7th FNEA events at a Kainai Highschool

On February 7, 2014 Kainai Blood Tribe hosted an event at Kainai Highschool with Stephen Harper, Bernard Valcourt and Shawn Atleo for an announcement on the First Nations Education Act. Though the event was open to the public, there were some guests who received yellow dots, and others who received blue dots. Those with blue … 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