First Indigenous contestant on Top Chef Canada, Chef Rich Francis on Indigenous cuisine

Chef Rich Francis is the first Indigenous contestant on the Food Network series Top Chef Canada, and he joined us last week to discuss Indigenous cuisine, traditional foods and competing on the show. Playlist: Eekwol & Mils – The Tree f. Mass & Flipdabird Shibastik – Landslide City Natives – Proud of Me Wab Kinew … Continue reading

Indigenous Waves Solstice Songs of Resistance, Resurgence & Love 2013

Indigenous Waves celebrated solstice this year with an all music edition featuring songs of resistance, resurgence and love. Happy Solstice Holiday to everyone, and special dedication to all the defenders of land, water, language, culture and Life! Playlist: Part 1 Leanne Betasamosake Simpson – A Love Song for Attawapiskat w Cris Derksen Buffy Sainte-Marie – … Continue reading

Abby Morning Bull and Arnell Tailfeathers report on Treaty 7 Grassroots in Treaty 6 for UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, James Anaya, made his official visit to Canada October 7-15th. During that time he visited several communities, including Treaty 6. Grassroots organizers from Treaty 7 decided to make the trip to Treaty 6 to present their issues and concerns to Mr. Anaya. Abby Morning … Continue reading

Ojibwe/Métis Author Cherie Dimaline joins Indigenous Waves to discuss and read from her latest novel The Girl Who Grew A Galaxy

    Cherie Dimaline (Ojibwe/Métis) joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about her childhood influences including sharing a bedroom with her Grandmother for most of her life, as well as the stories that her mother and Aunties would tell. We also had the pleasure of hearing her read from her latest novel, The Girl … Continue reading

All Music Edition of Indigenous Waves

Playlist: Shibastik – Hand Drum Tall Paul – Week 13: Rap Dads & Single Fathers D Script The Tlingit – Grizzly f. AK Natural MC Redcloud – Indigenous Angel f. Ulali Tall Paul – Taurus The Bull f. $kywalker Wab Kinew – Our Home on Native Land Ode’min Kwe Singers – Haudenosaunee Unity Stomp Song … Continue reading

Sylvia McAdam & the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The 13th Annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues took place May 20th to the 31st in New York City this year. One of the original Idle No More founders, Sylvia McAdam joined us from the UNPFII to talk about what she was doing there, the forum itself and the current status and future … Continue reading

First Peoples and the Proud To Be Indigenous campaign

First Peoples Worldwide Director of Communications Dan Morrison and Managing Director Neva Morrison joined Indigenous Waves to talk about the Proud To Be Indigenous social media campaign to signal boost the millions of Indigenous voices who will not be represented or attending the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. The Proud To Be Indigenous … Continue reading

Images Festival Indigenous showcase w Elwood Jimmy and Greg Staats

It is no secret that Indigenous tradition and culture is alive in our art, and that art can be a place where we revitalize and ignite our connections to those things.  This past Monday on Indigenous Waves, we spoke to artist and Images Festival Programmer Elwood Jimmy along with artist Greg Staats about the Indigenous … Continue reading

Journey of Nishiyuu arrives in Ottawa – Chief Stanley George joins Indigenous Waves on the big day

The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu, Quest For Unity or as it is also known, the Journey of Nishiyuu, brought several thousand people to Parliament Hill this past Monday, March 25, 2013 to meet and greet a group of walkers who started as 6 youth and a guide from Whapmagoostui Quebec back in January, and by the … Continue reading

Legendary Hip Hop Photographer Ernie Paniccioli on Indigenous Waves

Ernie Paniccioli joined Indigenous Waves this week to talk about the culture of hip hop and its direct relationship to Indigenous traditions. *We also had an attempt at an interview with two of the Journey of Nishiyuu walkers, however due to poor cell service at that time we lost the call. We will hopefully be … Continue reading