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Heather Majaury This Is My Drum, on Algonquin Nationhood, History and Identity

Heather Majaury joined Indigenous Waves last week to discuss her latest project This Is My Drum. The context of This is My Drum is the unceded traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabeg.  This territory includes the land where Canada’s Parliament buildings reside. Ironically, in a nation state that celebrates diversity as multiculturalism, the policy for … Continue reading

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Pam Palmater on report on MMIW; an update on suite of legislation

Pam Palmater returned to Indigenous Waves this week, and shared some very informative insights on the recent report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in British Columbia from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, as well as the ongoing suite of legislation from Stephen Harper’s government. Lawyer Pamela Palmater, (Mi’kmaq) is a member of Eel … Continue reading

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Alanis Obomsawin Investigates Treaty 9 with Trick or Treaty?

The legendary shero, Alanis Obomsawin returned to Indigenous Waves once again in September to discuss her latest film, Trick or Treaty? The Untold History of Treaty 9. Alanis Obomsawin (Abenaki) was born in New Hampshire and was raised near the Odanak Reserve at Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has produced over thirty documentaries on Indigenous rights issues … Continue reading

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Kanienke’haka Cellist Dawn Avery, 50 Shades of Red

Kanienke’haka cellist Dawn Avery joined Indigenous Waves in August to discuss her latest release, 50 Shades of Red. Dawn Avery is Turtle clan, and her Kanienke’haka name is Ieriho:kwats.  Composer, cellist, vocalist, educator and GRAMMY nominated performer, Dawn Avery is committed to Indigenous language and cultural preservation as a musician, educator and participant of longhouse … Continue reading

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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

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Biskaabiiyang Collective confronting racism in Thunder Bay; Report from Unist’ot’en Camp

  The Biskaabiiyang Collective joined Indigenous Waves to talk about resurgence and resistance and collective organizing in the face of racism. When politician Tamara Johnson placed an overtly racist ad in the Chronicle Journal, Biskaabiiyang Collective took action with a campaign targeting advertisers. Damien Lee and Jana-Rae Yerxa joined Indigenous Waves to talk about their … Continue reading

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Dr. Cindy Blackstock returns to talk the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Hearings

  First Nations children’s rights advocate Dr. Cindy Blackstock returned to Indigenous Waves this week to give us an update on the historic FN children’s welfare Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearings, which wrapped up on May 30, 2014. Cindy Blackstock (Gitxsan) is the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of … Continue reading

Dr. Lynn Gehl’s Truth that Wampum Tells

  Author and Indigenous Knowledge scholar Dr. Lynn Gehl returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss her latest book, The Truth that Wampum Tells. Lynn is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley, Ontario, Canada. She describes herself as a learner-researcher, thinker, writer, Black Face blogger, and she has been an Indigenous human … Continue reading

Hupacasath Canada-China FIPPA Court Challenge & Cree Cellist Cris Derksen Red Ride Tour

    In the first half of this week’s podcast, Brenda Sayers, spokesperson for Hupacasath First Nation returned to Indigenous Waves this week to discuss the Hupacasath vs. the Conservative government court challenge regarding the Canada-China trade agreement known as FIPPA. Hupacasath initiated a request for a judicial review of the FIPPA for it’s lack … Continue reading

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Top Chef Canada Finale Recap & What’s Next with Chef Rich Francis

Top Chef Canada’s first Indigenous contestant, Chef Rich Francis returned to Indigenous Waves last week to recap the finale and season, as well as give the scoop on what is next for him. Playlist: Buffy Sainte-Marie – Cho Cho Fire Leonard Sumner – Northern Lights Cris Derksen – Elder Ducks Leanne Simpson – jiibay or … Continue reading

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