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

Flanagan’s Last Stand with Levi Little Mustache & Arnell Tailfeathers

  [audio https://indigenouswaves.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/march-4iw.mp3]   On February 27th, 2013, the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) and the University of Lethbridge hosted a talk on the abolishment of the Indian Act with Tom Flanagan, *University of Calgary professor of political science and former advisor to PM Stephen Harper.  During the talk, Levi Little Mustache asked Flanagan … Continue reading

Russell Diabo and Pam Palmater on the Canadian Government’s Suite of Bills Targeting First Nations

Part 1 Part 2 Indigenous Waves invited Russell Diabo and Pamela Palmater to discuss the numerous pieces of legislation coming from the Canadian Conservative Government that directly impact First Nations. This informative talk outlines the problems with each of the bills, including the fact that there was little to no consultation with First Nations communities … Continue reading