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Indigenous Waves International Women’s Day All Music Show

Playlist: Morning Star River – Ogitchada Ode’min Kwe Singers – Haudenosaunee Unity Stomp Leanne Simpson – She Sang Them Home Lena Recollet – Historical Landmark Moe Clark – Butterfly Ashes Blue King Brown – Women’s Revolution f. Queen Ifrica Miss Christie Lee – Experience Cris Derksen – Eagle & Prey MC Red Cloud – Indigenous … Continue reading

Pam Palmater & Russell Diabo return to Indigenous Waves to talk Bill C51

              Despite Bill C-51 garnering a great deal of criticism and concern for the privacy of Canadian citizens, it passed through it’s second reading in parliament on Monday February 23, 2015. Political analyst Russell Diabo and Lawyer Pamela Palmater returned to Indigenous Waves to share their analysis of the … Continue reading

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Colleen Cardinal on 60s Scoop & Indigenous Adoptees

Colleen Cardinal returned to Indigenous Waves last week to talk about the work she has been doing for Indigenous adoptees who were taken from their birth parents through colonial state removal. Colleen Cardinal is Plains Cree from Saddle Lake Cree Nation, AB and she currently resides in Algonquin Territory. Colleen is an Indigenous adoptee of … Continue reading

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Sicangu Lakota rapper Frank Waln

Frank Waln was in Toronto in February 2015 for Indigenous Education Week at First Nations House. Indigenous Waves caught up with him in the studio while he was in town, and then later at an intimate listening party where he performed all new material from his upcoming album. In the second half of the show, … Continue reading

Jeff Corntassel returns to Indigenous Waves to talk Resurgence

Indigenous Waves was happy to welcome back Jeff Corntassel to chat about Indigenous rights, identity, self determination, imposed citzenship and of course, resurgence. Jeff Corntassel is Tsalagi (Cherokee Nation) and received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 1998. He is currently an Associate Professor and Graduate Advisor in the School of Indigenous Governance at the … Continue reading

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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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