Ben Powless from Defenders of the Land and Indigenous Environmental Network on Line 9, tar sands and other pipelines

*Ben Powless joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about the ongoing battle to stop the proposed Line 9 pipeline from going through multiple Indigenous, urban and rural communities; as well as the potential for leaks and spills due to inadequate pipeline construction and material. Ben Powless is a Mohawk citizen from Six Nations in … 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

David Treuer and Melina Laboucon-Massimo

    David Treuer, author and member of the Leech Lake Reservation, joins us to talk about his book “Rez Life“, life on reservations, nationhood, and the preservation of the Ojibwe language in Minnesota.   Melina Laboucon-Massimo, a member of the Lubicon Cree First Nation and a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace, joins Indigenous Waves to … Continue reading