Indigenous Waves March 2014 All Music Edition

In celebration of the end of a long winter, welcoming the new season, plus a special Juno winners tribute! All music edition of Indigenous Waves with producer Jamaias DaCosta filling in for host Susan Blight. Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – Red Skin Girl A Tribe Called Red – Noone Out Can Compete Northern Cree … 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

Bridget Tolley, Families of Sisters in Spirit & the Grassroots for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Bridget Tolley joined Indigenous Waves this week to share her story and discuss the ongoing work of Families of Sisters in Spirit. If you want to support their work, go here. Bridget Tolley is Algonquin from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Her mother Gladys Tolley was struck and killed by a police car in … Continue reading

Debra White Plume on Owe Aku & Moccasins on the Ground & Hereditary Chief WEC’KINEW (Eric Pelkey) on PKOLS

                  In the first half of the show, Debra White Plume joins us to talk about Owe Aku and Moccasins on the Ground – a decolonizing, healing and resistance training program connected to Indigenous Nationhood, identity, and land protection. In the second half, SȾÁUTW̱ (Tsawout) hereditary chief WEC’KINEM … Continue reading

First Peoples and the Proud To Be Indigenous campaign

First Peoples Worldwide Director of Communications Dan Morrison and Managing Director Neva Morrison joined Indigenous Waves to talk about the Proud To Be Indigenous social media campaign to signal boost the millions of Indigenous voices who will not be represented or attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Proud To Be Indigenous … Continue reading

Journey of Nishiyuu – Staff Carrier Jordan Masty

We continue our coverage of the Journey of Nishiyuu this week with special guest 20 year old Staff carrier, Jordan Masty, walker from Whapmagoostui in the Journey of Nishiyuu. Jordan Masty (Cree) is 20 years old, from Whapmagoostui, and he talks to Indigenous Waves about his decision to join the Journey of Nishiyuu as a … Continue reading

Journey of Nishiyuu arrives in Ottawa – Chief Stanley George joins Indigenous Waves on the big day

The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu, Quest For Unity or as it is also known, the Journey of Nishiyuu, brought several thousand people to Parliament Hill this past Monday, March 25, 2013 to meet and greet a group of walkers who started as 6 youth and a guide from Whapmagoostui Quebec back in January, and by the … Continue reading

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves to discuss Idle No More, Wasase, Indigenous Nationhood and more

Taiaiake Alfred joined Indigenous Waves this week to share his thoughts on the politics of Idle No More, and how critical reclaiming land, language, tradition and sovereignty is to sustaining the movement. Taiaiake Alfred is Bear Clan, Kanien’keha:ka from Kahnawake and is a Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria, a researcher, philosopher … Continue reading