Bamoseda Update July 17
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 (CANCON)
Sierra Noble – Constitution Breakdown (CANCON)
Elisapie Isaac – Nothing in this world is free (CANCON)