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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

Shawn Atleo’s Resignation, the AFN & Bill C33 (FNCFNEA aka FNEA) with Russ Diabo

  Policy Analyst Russell Diabo returned to Indigenous Waves to discuss the recent news of Shawn Atleo resigning as the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), implications of his resignation on Bill C-33 (First Nations Control of First Nation Education – FNCFNEA – or First Nation Education Act – FNEA), the AFN … Continue reading

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Sakura Saunders on Line 9 pipeline and Barrick Gold mining resistance

  Activist Sakura Saunders joined Indigenous Waves to discuss the twitter battle she had with former Ontario Minister of Energy and Environment, Chris Stockwell – leading to him deleting his twitter account. Sakura also discusses Barrick Gold, and its violent, militarized policies in South America and Afrika and its ties to the University of Toronto. … Continue reading

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Rez Poetry with Leonard Sumner & the CIUT 2014 Spring Membership Drive

  Leonard Sumner joined Indigenous Waves to discuss his work, rez poetry, rez life and love for community. It was also the CIUT 89.5FM bi-annual fundraiser, for the purchase of a new radio transmitter. Leonard Sumner is an Anishinaabe MC/Singer-Songwriter from the Little Saskatchewan First Nation located in Interlake Region of Manitoba. He provides perspective … Continue reading

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Shibastik talks tradition, hunting, teachings, youth workshops and hip hop

    Hip hop artist, painter and workshop educator Shibastik joined Indigenous Waves last week. He talks about what he learned growing up, setting up camp, hunting, and how he has taken what he learned in the bush and applied it to youth workshops. A member of the Moose Cree First Nation and the Bear … Continue reading

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Indigenous Waves March 2014 All Music Edition

In celebration of the end of a long winter, welcoming the new season, plus a special Juno winners tribute! All music edition of Indigenous Waves with producer Jamaias DaCosta filling in for host Susan Blight. Playlist: A Tribe Called Red – Red Skin Girl A Tribe Called Red – Noone Out Can Compete Northern Cree … Continue reading

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