Kanienke’haka Cellist Dawn Avery, 50 Shades of Red

Kanienke’haka cellist Dawn Avery joined Indigenous Waves in August to discuss her latest release, 50 Shades of Red. Dawn Avery is Turtle clan, and her Kanienke’haka name is Ieriho:kwats.  Composer, cellist, vocalist, educator and GRAMMY nominated performer, Dawn Avery is committed to Indigenous language and cultural preservation as a musician, educator and participant of longhouse … Continue reading

Rez Poetry with Leonard Sumner & the CIUT 2014 Spring Membership Drive

  Leonard Sumner joined Indigenous Waves to discuss his work, rez poetry, rez life and love for community. It was also the CIUT 89.5FM bi-annual fundraiser, for the purchase of a new radio transmitter. Leonard Sumner is an Anishinaabe MC/Singer-Songwriter from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective … Continue reading

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

First Story Toronto documenting Indigenous women’s stories of the Red Power movement PLUS Chef Rich Francis returns to update on Top Chef Canada & Indigenous cuisine

The first Indigenous Waves guests on March 24, 2014 are First Story Toronto documentarians Krystine Abel and Cairo Reddick – who discuss the project they have been working on, “Narrating Her Story: Indigenous Women, Memory and Power” examining the Red Power movement through the stories of Indigenous women in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Second … 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

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