Dr. Lynn Gehl’s Truth that Wampum Tells

  Author and Indigenous Knowledge scholar Dr. Lynn Gehl returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss her latest book, The Truth that Wampum Tells. Lynn is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley, Ontario, Canada. She describes herself as a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and she has been an Indigenous human … Continue reading

Jeff Corntassel returns to talk Nationhood, Indigenous Nationhood Movement & Rethinking Solidarity

Jeff Corntassel returns to Indigenous Waves this week to speak with IW Producer Jamaias DaCosta about the Indigenous Nationhood Movement NationsRising launch, the statement of principles and it’s multiple translations, as well as insurgent education, the meaning of Nationhood and re-framing solidarity. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University … 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

First Nations Education Act discussion with Anishinabek Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and Author, Educator Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

This week we spoke to Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee and author, educator and commentator Niigaanwewidam Sinclair about the Canadian government’s First Nations Education Act. The Act is becoming known for it’s problems, including lack of consultation with communities, as well as its paternalistic nature. Grand Chief “Wedaseh” Madahbee has over 30 years … 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

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves

Taiaiake Alfred returns to Indigenous Waves to share his thoughts on Idle No More, Indigenous Nationhood, and the importance of supporting youth in a reclamation of cultural practice, land connections and traditions and of course, language. Taiaiake Alfred is Bear Clan, Kanien’keha:ka from Kahnawake and is a Professor in Indigenous Governance at the University of … Continue reading

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

Bonita Lawrence – Algonquin Identity, Nationhood & History in Ontario, and Decolonizing Anti-Racism

    Bonita Lawrence (Mi’kmaw), author, singer, drummer, activist, researcher and Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at Atkinson, York University in Indigenous Studies joined us in the Indigenous Waves studio to talk about her recent book, “Fractured Homeland – Federal Recognition and Algonquin Identity in Ontario” as well as her work around … Continue reading

Sylvia Plain and the 2012 Tribal Canoe Journey

    Sylvia Plain from Aamjiwnaang First Nation joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the 2012 Tribal Canoe Journey, canoe teachings, and nation building. photo: Sylvia Plain

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