Hupacasath Canada-China FIPPA Court Challenge & Cree Cellist Cris Derksen Red Ride Tour

    In the first half of this week’s podcast, Brenda Sayers, spokesperson for Hupacasath First Nation returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the Hupacasath vs. the Conservative government court challenge regarding the Canada-China trade agreement known as FIPPA. Hupacasath initiated a request for a judicial review of the FIPPA for it’s lack … Continue reading

Islands of Decolonial Love with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson returned to Indigenous Waves once again, this time to discuss her latest publication with accompanying recording, Islands of Decolonial Love. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is  Mississauga Nishnaabeg from the Alderville First Nation. She is a writer, academic and storyteller with a PhD from the University of Manitoba, and is the editor of Lighting … 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

Indigenous Waves Solstice Songs of Resistance, Resurgence & Love 2013

Indigenous Waves celebrated solstice this year with an all music edition featuring songs of resistance, resurgence and love. Happy Solstice Holiday to everyone, and special dedication to all the defenders of land, water, language, culture and Life! Playlist: Part 1 Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – A Love Song for Attawapiskat w Cris Derksen Buffy Sainte-Marie – … 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

Update with Judy DaSilva from the Grassroots of Grassy Narrows

Judy Da Silva returned to Indigenous Waves this week to update on the issues that the Asabiinyashkosiwagong Nitam-Anishinaabeg, also known as Grassy Narrows continue to face due to Mercury poisoning in their waters. Judy Da Silva also discusses the Ontario Government’s Forest Management Plan, which infringes on traditional Grassy Narrows territory, and lacks consultation and … 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

Dr. Lynn Gehl on Ally Responsibility, Community Citizenship, Treaties & Indigenous Knowledge

  Dr. Lynn Gehl (Gii-Zhigaate Mnidookwe) Ph.D, is Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from Ottawa River Valley. She is a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, blogger and has been an Indigenous human rights advocate for the last 27 years. Lynn Gehl joined Indigenous Waves to discuss her writing and thoughts on ally responsibility, adoption and community citizenship. Playlist: Cris Derksen … 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

Russell Diabo on Termination policies, 93 Tables & Idle No More; Plus Amber Sandy from First Story App

Russell Diabo speaks about the termination policies of the Canadian government including comprehensive land claims agreements at 93 tables, as well as his thoughts on Idle No More and more. Also on the show, Amber Sandy from First Story App  joined us to update us on the interactive, multimedia app which maps the Indigenous history … Continue reading