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Monday, December 20th, 2010
In this episode of Bamoseda, we’ll review the big news of 2010.
Perhaps the biggest news of the year came when Canada finally endorsed the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The 2010 Winter Olympics marked the first time for Aboriginal participation in the event. And in another first, A First Nations chief participated in greeting world leaders at the G8 Summit which was held in Huntsville in June.
The Harmonized Sales Tax in Ontario and British Columbia caused controversy in the First Nation communities – Ontario First Nations were exempt from provincial sales tax, and they won a hard fought battle to maintain tax their exemption rights in the province.
The British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico spelled environmental and economic disaster in the South, particularly for some of the tribes in the area, who earned their living from shrimping and fishing. It was better news for First Nations in B.C who were breathing a sigh of relief after the federal government turned down a major mining project.
The lack of running water and potable water in Manitoba First Nations were a shock to the country, where most enjoy that basic necessity of life.
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
St. Mary’s First Nation and St. Thomas University have teamed up to work on a three year pilot project to revitalize the Maliseet language.
The Anishinabek Nation in Ontario is opposed to Bruce Power shipping nuclear waste through the territory.
The Faculty of Law and the Law Society of Manitoba are hoping to ensure access to justice in remote communities through a ‘forgivable loans’ program for students.
The Tribal Wi-Chi-Way-Win Capital Corporation has been named Economic Developer of the Year. But that’s not without a few bumps in the road, including a federal lending subsidy program. TWCC is in the midst of court action requesting a judicial review about the fairness of the federal program.
A new martial arts/fitness program promises to help youth get fit and aims to boost self-esteem and self-confidence, and can be delivered on-reserve.
C-Weed – Redemption
Donny Parenteau – What it takes
Peacemaker – Running out of time
Friday, April 23rd, 2010
It’s the year of the Metis! The province of Ontario has recently added it’s declaration to the federal government and one other province to recognize the Metis community. Metis Nation of Ontario President Gary Lapinski says the province’s declaration means a step forward for the Metis.
An Aboriginal Languages Recognition Act has been introduced into the Manitoba Legislature this week. It was introduced by the province’s Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson who discusses why it was an important move for him and Aboriginal communities in the province. The new act is fine, according to Aboriginal Languages of Manitoba board member Melvin Swan, but more needs to be done especially for urban Aboriginal people.
In the Yukon, languages are also in the spotlight. Over the next three years, the Self-government Secretariat of the Council of Yukon First Nations will be working towards finding innovative ways to rejuvenate the eight Aboriginal languages in the north with the help of recent federal funding.
Earth Week has wrapped up, but not for the Indigenous Environmental Network. The global grassroots organization continues it’s work. And this week, Clayton Thomas Mueller, Indigenous Oil Campaign Organizer, was in the United Kingdom appealing to companies to STAY OUT of Alberta’s tar sands.
Digging Roots brought home some hardware. The group won a Juno for best Aboriginal Album of the year for their cd “We Are”. Shoshona Kish with Digging Roots tells Bamoseda what the win felt like and discusses the music scene in Canada.
Wayne Lavallee – Big Country
Don Amero – Protection (
Digging Roots – Spring to Come
Plant the Seeds
Friday, February 26th, 2010
A U of BC study has linked infectious diseases to multi-generational trauma from residential school.
A group of Saskatchewan youth are producing their own Public Service Announcement, Bamoseda Coop student Deidre will have details on that story.
The Frontier Centre on Public Policy is recommending the voluntary re-location of non-viable reserves, Policy Analyst Joseph Quesnel explains the study, while Grand Chief Stan Beardy of the Nishinabe Aski Nation says more needs to be realized and treaties need to be examined.
Bamoseda will begin its monthly special on government relations with Policy Analyst Mickey Posluns who has been looking at government policy affecting First Nations for about 40 years.
Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond talks about his documentary Reel Injun.
Meghan Meister – Now
Tracey Bone – Pity the Fool
Roland Majeau – Honey Why
Friday, February 19th, 2010
School mascots are under review in Ontario and BC, and School board representatives in both provinces spoke with Bamoseda.
Batchewana First Nation citizens in Ontario will have access to credit to leverage mortgages, something which is difficult to accomplish while residing on a First Nation. It’s the latest community to participate in the First Nations Market Housing Fund Credit enhancement program.
The Kahnawake Mohawk Council in Quebec is continuing its push to have Non-Native residents move out of the community . A spokesperson for the Mohawk Council will tell us why those residents have been asked to leave.
A group of teachers from the Toronto Catholic District School board are heading to Moose Factory, a community in northern Ontario to participate in an educational and cultural gathering to both learn and present.
Plus – Pow Wow Idol is in full swing – Next week will mark the fourth round of votes, and there are couple of Drum groups from Canada in the running.
Stevie Salas – Cherokee Girl
Susan Aglukark – As Only a Heart Would Dare
War Party – Lyrical Pow Wow
Friday, February 12th, 2010
Love is something that automatically comes to mind on Valentine’s Day.
And love and remembrance will be in the air on February 14th for thousands of marchers across the country.
They will be participating in the 19th Annual Women’s Memorial March, and Bamoseda will focus on the march happening in downtown Vancouver this weekend.
A new First Nation band is being formed in Newfoundland. Bamoseda will have details on the new Qalipu Mi’kmaq band. Staying on the east coast, a Mi’kmaq Economic Development Office on Cape Breton, is hoping a study will inject new life into established businesses as well as create new opportunities.
Nike is out with a new announcement. The company has released details on it’s commitment to increase access to sports in Aboriginal communities throughout the country. The more than 10 year program has expanded to Canada from south of the border.
Poet Gloria Alvernaz Mulcahy will talk about her new book – Borderlands and Bloodlines.
O De’min Kwe Singers – Strong Women Song
Slidin’ Clyde Roulette Band – Redman
Shane Anthony Band – Eucalyptus Tree
Friday, February 5th, 2010
With the Olympics drawing near, there’s been a lot being said in the media , both negative and positive and Four Host First Nation Director Tewanee Joseph gives an overview of what’s happening right now, from last minute details to the “Authentic Aboriginal” stamped souvenirs made in China controversy. The First Nations Bank has had a record year, and it’s expected to continue it’s growth trend, First Nations Bank CEO Keith Martell will talk about that plus, how Indian Act and First Nations Lands Management Act policies have an effect on borrowing. The Canadian Council Aboriginal for Aboriginal Business is calling for participants in it’s second mentoring program, the program coordinator will explain the details on that, plus a Arizona State Senator Albert Hale has proposed a ban – called “Don’t pay to pray”. Hale will explain the rationale behind his proposed bill, which came after three people died during a sweat lodge ceremony performed by James Arthur Ray last fall. And Avatar has been out more than a month now, we’ll speak with Indigenous fantasy author Daniel Justice about whether the movie is just eye candy, or is there something deeper there.
Nadjiwon – Aambe
Don Amero – Help This World
Jani Lauzon - Bigger Than All of Us
Friday, January 29th, 2010
This week on Bamoseda, it’s being called the largest specific claim settlement in Canada, The Mississaugas of New Credit in Ontario will soon be holding a referendum on the Agreement in Principle on the Toronto Purchase specific claim. Mississaugas of New Credit Chief Bryan LaForme will explain the details along with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Minister Chuck Strahl.
The Union of BC Chiefs is calling for Canada to begin to implement findings from a Supreme Court Decision regarding Environmental Assessments. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip wants the findings applied to all mining, oil and gas proposals in British Columbia.
An 11th province?? Winnipeg journalist Colleen Simard thinks it’s a good idea, she agrees with a magazine writer, that all First Nations in the country should amalgamate into one province.
Danny Beaton, Turtle Clan Mohawk from Six Nations is an environmental and Indigenous rights activist, and he is a recipient of a National Aboriginal Achievement Award. Beaton tells Bamoseda about his work.
The politically incorrect gaffe from a pair of Russion Ice skaters is starting to blow over a little, but the Editor of the National Indigenous Times Amy McGuire in Australia says not only is the act disgusting and culturally inappropriate, it could have been avoided through self-education.
Jace Martin – All Alone (CANCON)
Dwayne Pamajewon – Pride and Passsion (CANCON)
Buffy Sainte Marie – No No Kashagesh (CANCON)