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

Elsipogtog Update with Ossie Michelin; Plus First Nations Education in Toronto from Martha Troian

Journalist Ossie Michelin joined Indigenous Waves this week to update and report on the situation happening in unceded, Mi’kMaq territory of Elsipogtog, where Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents are protesting Texas based SWN Resources shale gas exploration due to the detrimental impacts to the land and water. Ossie gives us his first hand accounts of some … Continue reading

Elsipogtog First Nation Shale Gas Protests Update from Halifax Media Co-op Reporter Miles Howe

Two weeks ago Indigenous Waves spoke to Warrior Chief John Levi from Elsipogtog First Nation regarding the protests being led by his community against SWN Resources and the shale gas exploration they are engaged in on Mi’kmaq traditional territory. Since then, John Levi has been arrested, and as of Monday July 8th, 2013 was released. … Continue reading

Anishinaabe Rapper Tall Paul & Warrior Chief John Levi from the Elsipogtog FN resistance against SWN Resources Canada fracking

Anishinaabe rapper Tall Paul is originally from Leech Lake, Minnesota, however he grew up in the city of Minneapolis which meant not having connection to his identity as an Anishinaabe person. Tall Paul joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about the themes in his music including growing up in the city, being removed from … Continue reading

Human Rights Watch and Justice for Girls on report of RCMP abuse of BC Indigenous Women and Girls

On February 13, 2013, Human Rights Watch released an 89 page report entitled “Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada” documenting ongoing police failures, abuse and violence of police and RCMP towards Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The investigative … Continue reading