Cole Sayers and Chelsea Vowel on Tsilhqot’in Nation “Aboriginal Title” Supreme Court Case

  The Supreme Court of Canada decision in Roger William (on behalf of the Tsilhqot’in Nation) v BC marks the first time that a court has granted Aboriginal title to a specific land area in Canada – in this case, over unceded Tsilhqot’in territory. The Court also found that British Columbia breached its duty to … 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

Indigenous Nationhood Movement & “Every Day Acts of Resurgence” with Jeff Corntassel

Jeff Corntassel joined Indigenous Waves in the studio a couple of weeks ago to talk about identity, history, language, education, the Indigenous Nationhood Movement and asserting sovereignty and jurisdiction through “every day acts of resurgence”. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1998. He is currently … Continue reading

Hupacasath Update w Brenda Sayers & Idle No More National Day of Unity in Action w Wanda Nanibush and Gabrielle Fayant

                        Hupacasath First Nation has been engaged in a legal request through the Canadian Federal Courts for a judicial review of Stephen Harper’s Canada-China FIPPA. As the result of the federal ruling against Hupacasath, the First Nation has launched a grassroots fundraiser to appeal … Continue reading

Sovereign Red Lake Nation Territory’s Nizhawendaamin Indaakiminaan and Enbridge with Marty Cobenais

The Ceded Red Lake Nation (Ojibwe) territory is located in what is now called Minnesota, and has been known for its unique sovereignty  in what is now the United States. In 1949 a pipeline was laid within their ceded territory, and to date there is no record, oral or otherwise of any legal agreement or … 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

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

March 4 Justice

    Leo Baskatawang, a graduate student at the University of Manitoba, is marching from Vancouver to Ottawa this summer to raise awareness about the government of Canada’s apparent unwillingness to address critical Aboriginal issues in a timely and effective manner. As part of his demonstration, Baskatawang has chained a copy of the Indian Act … Continue reading

Cindy Blackstock & Oshkimaadziig Camp

    Cindy Blackstock, member of the Gitksan Nation and Executive Director for the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, joins Indigenous Waves to discuss the court victory for First Nations children, the human rights complaint against the Canadian federal government on behalf of First Nations children, and the I am a Witness campaign. … Continue reading