Idle No More discussion continues with Blogger Chelsea Vowel of Âpihtawikosisân

The conversation continues on Indigenous Waves around Idle No More, this time with Chelsea Vowel, speaking about the movement and actions, the meeting January 11th, First Nations taxation and how it works, and more. Chelsea Vowel. author of the blog Âpihtawikosisân is Métis from the Plains Cree speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. She currently … Continue reading

Ryan McMahon & the First Story App

    Ojibwe/Metis comedian/actor/writer Ryan McMahon joined Indigenous Waves for an interview in anticipation of his October 12th comedy show in Toronto. Ryan spoke to us about taping his first one-hour standup comedy special for CBC, how to be funny without reinforcing stereotypes, podcasting, comedy as a tool to push back and create space for … Continue reading

Russell Diabo & Gabriel George

    Russell Diabo is Mohawk from Kahnawake and is the Editor and Publisher of First Nations Strategic Bulletin. Russell joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent funding cuts to Aboriginal political organizations and tribal councils announced by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on September 4th.   In the second half of the show, … Continue reading

Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee

    Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Patrick Madahbee joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the massive funding cuts to First Nations political organizations and tribal councils announced by AANDC last week.   In the second half of the show, Indigenous Waves presents music from Indigenous artists. Playlist: Fawn Wood & Dallas Waskahat – Blessing Song John … Continue reading

Chase Iron Eyes & Ian Campeau

    Chase Iron Eyes–attorney, founding writer of Last Real Indians, and an advocate for the protection of sacred sites–joins Indigenous Waves todiscuss the grassroots campaign to save Pe’ Sla, land sacred to the Lakota people.   In the second half of the show, Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN of A Tribe Called … Continue reading

Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation

    Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapiskat First Nation joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent Federal court judicial review which declared it was “unreasonable” and “contrary to law” for the Federal government to appoint a third party manager for the First Nation during a housing crisis last fall.   This show originally aired on … Continue reading

Post-Assembly of First Nations Election Discussion with Pamela Palmater and Hayden King

    Pamela Palmater and Hayden King join Indigenous Waves for a discussion on the Assembly of First Nations 33rd Annual General Assembly which took place in Toronto on July 17th, 18th, and 19th.   Pamela Palmater, member of Eel River Bar First Nation, is Chair of the Centre of Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University … Continue reading

Cindy Blackstock & Oshkimaadziig Camp

    Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitksan Nation and Executive Director for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the court victory for First Nations children, the human rights complaint against the Canadian federal government on behalf of First Nations children, and the I am a Witness campaign. … Continue reading