Alanis Obomsawin Investigates Treaty 9 with Trick or Treaty?

The legendary shero, Alanis Obomsawin returned to Indigenous Waves once again in September to discuss her latest film, Trick or Treaty? The Untold History of Treaty 9. Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Indigenous rights issues … Continue reading

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

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

Nations Rising with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Indigenous Nationhood Movement launched the Nations Rising website last week, and Leanne Simpson joined Indigenous Waves to discuss some of the principles of the movement, as well as some of the issues Indigenous people face when practicing culture and tradition in spaces and land that is also being occupied by settlers. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is  … Continue reading

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson joins Indigenous Waves on January 28, Day of Action

Author, academic, storyteller, researcher and spoken word artist Leanne Betasamosake Simpson joined producer Jamaias DaCosta for a live discussion on January 28, 2013 about Idle No More, resurgence, writing for mainstream, treaties and more. Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is  Mississauga Nishnaabeg from the Alderville First Nation. She is a writer, academic and storyteller with a PhD … Continue reading