Pam Palmater & Russell Diabo return to Indigenous Waves to talk Bill C51

              Despite Bill C-51 garnering a great deal of criticism and concern for the privacy of Canadian citizens, it passed through it’s second reading in parliament on Monday February 23, 2015. Political analyst Russell Diabo and Lawyer Pamela Palmater returned to Indigenous Waves to share their analysis of the … Continue reading

Shawn Atleo’s Resignation, the AFN & Bill C33 (FNCFNEA aka FNEA) with Russ Diabo

  Policy Analyst Russell Diabo returned to Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent news of Shawn Atleo resigning as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), implications of his resignation on Bill C-33 (First Nations Control of First Nation Education – FNCFNEA – or First Nation Education Act – FNEA), the AFN … Continue reading

Russell Diabo on Sovereignty Summer; Termination Tables & politics as usual

  Russell Diabo joins Indigenous Waves this week to share his thoughts on the current political climate in Canada for Indigenous people, including the termination tables, as well as Sovereignty Summer, reserve and band council politics and the responsibility to know more. Russell Diabo (Kanienke’ha:ka) from Kahnawake is the Policy Advisor for the Algonquin Nation … Continue reading

Russell Diabo on Termination policies, 93 Tables & Idle No More; Plus Amber Sandy from First Story App

Russell Diabo speaks about the termination policies of the Canadian government including comprehensive land claims agreements at 93 tables, as well as his thoughts on Idle No More and more. Also on the show, Amber Sandy from First Story App  joined us to update us on the interactive, multimedia app which maps the Indigenous history … Continue reading

Russell Diabo and Pam Palmater on the Canadian Government’s Suite of Bills Targeting First Nations

Part 1 Part 2 Indigenous Waves invited Russell Diabo and Pamela Palmater to discuss the numerous pieces of legislation coming from the Canadian Conservative Government that directly impact First Nations. This informative talk outlines the problems with each of the bills, including the fact that there was little to no consultation with First Nations communities … Continue reading

Russell Diabo & Gabriel George

    Russell Diabo is Mohawk from Kahnawake and is the Editor and Publisher of First Nations Strategic Bulletin. Russell joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent funding cuts to Aboriginal political organizations and tribal councils announced by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada on September 4th.   In the second half of the show, … Continue reading