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

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

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

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