Archive for July, 2010
Saturday, July 31st, 2010
First Nations are subject to increased infection and mortality rates when going through Peritoneal dialysis. That from a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Scrapping the Indian Act is not so simple a concept. Journalist and Indigenous rights activist Kenneth Deer says lots of thought needs to be put into an alternative coming from First Nation communities.
Avanti Mining says it has been continuing to move forward with the re-development of the Kitsault mine in B.C and it’s relationship with the Nisga’a Nation.
The 5th Atlantic Entrepreneur awards are gearing up for the big night in September, but are also looking for more nominations and have extended their deadline.
It’s brand new, with a fresh, clean perspective. It’s the new cd from Derek Miller –Derek Miller with Double Trouble. Derek Miller talks about his new cd and what he’s been up to since his last release in 2004.
George Leach – I found out today
Stevie Salas – Bring it easy
Derek Miller – Something bad and something good
Thursday, July 15th, 2010
The Nationals Iroquois Lacrosse team is missing out on the world championships in England because of controversy over their Haudenosaunee passports. The passports, which have been in international use since the early 1970′s have been refused by the U.K July 14th – this just hours after the U.S overturned it’s decision to allow the team to travel on their nation passports. And that hasn’t been the only time in recent months that there have been issues with the Haudenosaunee passport. Kahnewake News Online publisher Greg Horn has those details.
The Manitoba Metis Federation will be appealing a recent court decision which has dismissed a major land claim. The land claim in question is to seek compensation from an 1878 agreement where 1.4 million acres of land was promised to Metis in the Manitoba Act, as negotiated by Louis Riel’s Provisional Government with Canada to allow for Manitoba’s entry into Confederation.
The Keepers of the Water is a short powerful, poignant, documentary focusing on a group of youth in the Dene community of Fort Chipewyan in northern Alberta. The youth there have formed a group to protest the tar sands, and filmmaker Ayelen Liberona captures this serious campaign from the youth.
There’s a new tool for those wanting to learn the essentials of Mi’kmaq, and it can be accessed anywhere in the world because it’s an online dictionary which includes several different pronunciations in Mi’kmaq.
It’s jazzy, rocky and flirts with pop. Those are the new sounds from Inuk/French singer Elisapie Isaac. It’s been about eight years since her last release. Elisapie’s new cd, There will be Stars, includes lyrics in Inuk, French and English.
Derek Miller – Girls
Sierra Noble – Constitution Breakdown
Elisapie Isaac – Nothing in this world is free
Sunday, July 11th, 2010
Big oil and mines businesses are issues in B.C…. First Nations there are re-doubling their efforts to fight the Enbridge pipeline after a recent trip to the Louisiana coastline to observe BP oil spill devastation. And a group of First Nations in the province are and rejecting Taseko Mining Limited’s Prosperity mine proposal.
A Liberal Saskatchewan Senator speaks out on a bill that has recently passed through Senate. Senator Lillian Dyck says the Family Homes on Reserves and Matrimonial Interests or Rights Act is an imposition on First Nations rights.
The Queen has recently went home from her trip to Canada, but while she was here, the Chiefs of Ontario sent her a message, urging the Sovereign to recognize and uphold First Nation treaties with Canada.
More mental illness awareness needs to happen in First Nation communities. And there also needs to be more Indigenous culturally appropriate programming for Aboriginal people in the mainstream mental health sector. Dr. Brenda Restoule, Vice-Chair of the Native Mental Health Association of Canada spoke with Bamoseda.
Shakti Hayes – Nitsimos
Stevie Salas – Long Way to Roll
Edward Gamblin – Is There a Chance