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

First Indigenous contestant on Top Chef Canada, Chef Rich Francis on Indigenous cuisine

Chef Rich Francis is the first Indigenous contestant on the Food Network series Top Chef Canada, and he joined us last week to discuss Indigenous cuisine, traditional foods and competing on the show. Playlist: Eekwol & Mils – The Tree f. Mass & Flipdabird Shibastik – Landslide City Natives – Proud of Me Wab Kinew … Continue reading

Environment Canada Scientists Dr. Jane Kirk and Dr. Craig Hébert on mercury in the tarsands region

Environment Canada scientists recently released a report on findings of a 7,300 sq mile ring of mercury surrounding the tarsands. Dr. Jane Kirk and Dr. Craig Hébert joined us to discuss their research. Playlist: Cree Confederation – Straight Crow Hop Young Kingbird – 2 Step Song Cris Derksen – So Afraid Leanne Simpson – jiibay … Continue reading

Abby Morning Bull and Arnell Tailfeathers report on Treaty 7 Grassroots in Treaty 6 for UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya, made his official visit to Canada October 7-15th. During that time he visited several communities, including Treaty 6. Grassroots organizers from Treaty 7 decided to make the trip to Treaty 6 to present their issues and concerns to Mr. Anaya. Abby Morning … 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