Thank you for posting this! I’ve never been able to keep up with times for radio or tv but these blog reminders and archived shows are wonderful.
These sneaky behind the scenes trade agreements really need to be outed for the back door fascism they truly represent for everyone but especially for indigenous nations who are being exploited for natural resources at such immense cost to our communities.
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 of consultation with First Nations last year, and it’s direct violation of section 35 of the Canadian constitution. The request was dismissed, but the First Nation is appealing, and will have a day in court on June 10, 2014 in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver. To donate to the Hupacasath Legal fund go here.
In the second half of our podcast, Cree cellist Cris Derksen joined us via telephone from the road of her Red Ride Tour. Cris shared some of her background, how she came to play the cello, what her influences…
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