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

Artist Duane Linklater on his work Migrations and language and lyrics in blues and hip hop

Artist Duane Linklater’s installation “Migrations” is a part of the Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture at the Power Plant in Toronto. Duane joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the connection between lyrics and language in blues from the early part of the 20th Century and contemporary Hip Hop. Duane also prepared a 15 … Continue reading

Ryan McMahon & the First Story App

    Ojibwe/Metis comedian/actor/writer Ryan McMahon joined Indigenous Waves for an interview in anticipation of his October 12th comedy show in Toronto. Ryan spoke to us about taping his first one-hour standup comedy special for CBC, how to be funny without reinforcing stereotypes, podcasting, comedy as a tool to push back and create space for … Continue reading