Gene Tagaban, a Tlingit, Cherokee, and Pilipino man of the Raven Freshwater Sockeye Clan from Hoonah Alaska, begins with a wonderful introduction in his ancestral language, describing his name and where he is from. Gene is noted for carrying a small red dress with him as a part of the work he does to stop […]
James ‘Uncle’ Michael Widdy Welsh, a member of the Australian Aboriginal Stolen Generation, speaks in a NationTalk interview from the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) 2018 event. In this interview, the term ‘Stolen Generation’ is explained as a term used in Australia in their shared or similar history to the Indigenous peoples of Canada’s experience, […]
Richard Weston, a descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Straight, CEO of Healing Foundation, speaks in a second NationTalk interview from the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) 2018 event. In this interview, Richard begins by elaborating on an organic, spontaneous event at HOSW, whereas a group of men gathered and honored all women […]
Diane Hill, from the United Nation of the Thames, and of the Bear Clan, speaks of her role with the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) as a youth delegate at the 2018 Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) event in Sydney. Beginning with her initial awareness of the event, from ONWA’s call for a youth delegate […]
Richard Weston, a descendant of the Meriam people of the Torres Straight, CEO of Healing Foundation, speaks of the Healing Foundation and the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) 2018 event. Richard speaks about the 8th HOSW gathering, which is held every 3 to 4 years, and the coming together or gathering of nations from across […]
Empowering, dedicated, and passionate leader Cora-Lee McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director of Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA), speaks of the organization and their participation in the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide (HOSW) event in Sydney Australia. McGuire-Cyrette shares how their participation was based on ONWA’s belief in honouring women’s voices, while valuing women as the experts in their […]
NationTalk speaks with Chairman, Rob Norris about the vision and goals of Canada World Youth since TRC as well as the work they are doing with NationTalk and Good Influence Films through their Indigenous 150 Plus film series and the podcast program they are supporting along with NationTalk.
NationTalk speaks with Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation’s Vice Chief David Pratt. VC David Pratt speaks about priorities they have been working on with success (recorded one week earlier) for child welfare and priorities such as needed investments in suicide prevention and health transformation.
Casper Lomayesva, from the Hopi Nation in Arizona, is perhaps one of the first Indigenous reggae artists recording today, releasing his first album in 1997. After releasing 7 albums over 20 years, including some awards for his work, Casper has recently taken time off from music and completed a degree in engineering, following his own […]
NationTalk speaks with Mark Romoff, President & CEO, Canadian Council for Public Private Partnerships (CCPPP). He shared his thoughts on Indigenous participation in this year’s CCPPP 26th Annual Conference in Toronto on November 5th and 6th. Mark also discussed the significance of the market sounding at the conference this year, the progress that has been […]
NationTalk speaks with Robin Haliuk, Talk4Healing Program Supervisor and a proud Métis woman from Thunder Bay. Robin shares insight into Talk4Healing 24 hour helpline for Indigenous women. Beendigen and the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) are partnering to announce the expansion of the Talk4Healing services. The Talk4Healing services will now cover the entire province of […]
NationTalk speaks with Domenic Natale, Vice President, Indigenous Services with TD Wealth, at the AFOA 19th National Conference in Ottawa. Domenic discusses the value, pride, and importance of TD’s sponsorship of the AFOA event, including the great participation of delegates, speakers, and presenters alike before covering the rewarding elements of partnership and financial literacy. Natale […]
NationTalk speaks with Erinn Monture, a Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, who advocates for Indigenous cancer patients after surviving her own cancer journey. Erinn discusses the not-for-profit organization that she founded, Edwadadrihwanokwa:k, dedicated to raising Indigenous cancer awareness and assisting Indigenous cancer patients, and their families, with necessary supports and resources for their […]
NationTalk speaks with Jean Paul (J.P.) Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). Gladu discusses nominations, details, and criteria for the upcoming Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) lifetime achievement award and national youth Aboriginal entrepreneur of the year award. For more information visit http://www.ccab.com
NationTalk Scene @ at the recent Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Summit in Vancouver speaks with Terry Goodtrack who discusses AFOA Canada’s upcoming national conference held at the Shaw Centre October 2-4, 2018 in Ottawa, Ontario. The 19th Annual Conference will focus on Human Capital – Balancing Indigenous Culture and Creativity with Modern Workplaces. For […]
In celebration of our recent National Indigenous History Month, Challenge4Change has launched a pilot program in Ontario to fundraise for the retention and growth of Indigenous Languages and Culture. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.
NationTalk speaks with Eva Greyeyes about her positive experience with SHAD. SHAD produces leaders for Canada through its award-winning, life-changing, pan-Canadian enrichment platform for high school students. Every year, SHAD helps almost 1000 young Canadians tap into their full potential through an innovative month-long program at one of 16 partner university campuses. There, students apply […]
President & CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) JP Gladu joined Nationtalk to discuss Aboriginal Procurement. Aboriginal procurement is an important driver of economic reconciliation and development for Aboriginal communities due to the revenue procurement generates for Aboriginal businesses as well as the relationships formed through corporations and Governments establishing procurement agreements […]
NationTalk Scene @ speaks with Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare – Anishinabek Nation – Deputy Grand Council Chief Glen Hare is running for Grand Council Chief and hales from the M’Chigeeng First Nation. Grand Council Chief discusses child welfare, education, community leadership, treaty land entitlement agreements and economic development to name a just a […]
Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has shaped, controlled, and constrained the lives and opportunities of […]
NationTalk Scene speaks with Honourable David Zimmer at the 10th Anniversary Event of the Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation. The Minister discusses a new awareness of Indigenous issues and reconciliation that are now common knowledge in the mainstream.
Miigwanehsiik (Little Feather), aka Akeesha Footman is Marten Clan, and currently lives in Toronto. Her family roots are in Manitou Rapids, Treaty 3 Territory in Northwestern Ontario and Europe. She is a visual artist, jingle dress dancer, storyteller and proud Anishinaabe Oshkiniikwe. Akeesha is currently the Indigenize Our Minds Education Outreach Coordinator at the Native […]
NationTalk Scene @ at the Assembly of First Nations Health Transformation Summit in Toronto speaks with Joe Gallagher about the opportunity for decision makers to share, learn and discuss health and wellness for First Nations across Canada.
Pam Therrien, Vice President of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, joins NationTalk to talk about the upcoming Procurement Employment and Partnerships (PEP) Conference taking place February 6th & 7th in Sudbury, Ontario. PEP is a tradeshow and conference held to help create ways to grow the Northern resource development and infrastructure sectors. PEP aims to […]
NationTalk speaks with Valerie Nicholson of the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network discuss the issues regarding those who are unable to receive proper care. Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week happening across Canada from November 30th to December 6th, 2017. Please visit www.caan.ca High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers […]
During NACCA’s Annual General Meeting this past June, CEO Shannin Metatawabin was interviewed on CBC Radio in Edmonton. This seven-minute interview gives a brief review of NACCA and the AFI network across Canada. He focuses on the importance, and positive economic impacts, of the AFI network, as well as a couple of the numerous entrepreneur […]
NationTalk speaks with Shannin Metatawabin who discusses NACCA’s business case to support Indigenous entrepreneurs in growing their businesses. TD Economics has estimated that the Indigenous economy is expected to grow at a rate of 25% over 5 years. In order to meet this demand, NACCA is asking the federal government to support the Aboriginal Financial […]
On today’s edition of NationTalk we have Marion Crowe, CFNHM, CAFM founding Executive Director of the First Nations Health Managers Association. (FNHMA) Marion is a proud member of the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan. FNHMA is a national non-profit association offering certification and professional development opportunities for community health leaders. The First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA) is […]
NationTalk speaks with Mark Romoff who discusses the significant 25th Annual CCPP National Conference on Public-Private Partnerships (P3) held November 6-7, 2017 at Toronto’s downtown Sheraton Centre. There is a spotlight on Indigenous communities in Canada’s infrastructure sector on investment as well as, development and delivery. For full program, www.p3-2017.ca/program. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk […]
Andre Morriseau speaks with Chef David Wolfman on the recent release of his new book Indigenous Fusion. From foodies who want to try locally foraged ingredients to Indigenous cooks looking for new ways to enjoy familiar traditional foods, David Wolfman’s easy-to-follow recipes make Indigenous Fusion available to everyone. NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, […]
NationTalk Scene with Host Bob Phillips @ the recent World Indigenous Peoples Education Conference speaks with Matthew Miller who discusses safety and fire protection issues facing our First Nations Communities. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.
Andre Morriseau, Director of Awards and Stakeholder Relations speaks with NationTalk about CCAB Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award which has a nomination deadline of September 15th. The youth award carries a prize of $10,000. https://www.ccab.com/awar…/abhf-lifetime-achievement-awards/ National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year Award: https://www.ccab.com/…/abhf-national-youth-entrepreneurshi…/
NationTalk speaks with Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry discussing the upcoming 2017 North American Indigenous Games presented in Toronto, Hamilton and Six Nations on the Grand River from July 16-23, 2017. The theme of the 2017 Games is Past, Present, Future. All One. The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will unite individuals and communities across North […]
Are you an Aboriginal entrepreneur looking for opportunities to enhance your businesses? In our latest NationTalk Interview we speak with Josh Riley, Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business about CCAB’s latest program TFAB (Tools and Finance for Aboriginal Business). TFAB provides Aboriginal entrepreneurs with access to practical business tools, development […]
NationTalk speaks with Shannin Metatawabin about NACCA’s new campaign to garner a capital injection for Canada’s diverse fifty plus Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI’s). NACCA and it’s AFI’s currently help foster Indigenous economic impact with needed equity to help Indigenous businesses grow. The work being done has the ability to help close the gap between Indigenous […]
ABOUT MIDNIGHT SHINE: Midnight Shine is a one-of-a-kind band, with a one-of-a-kind story. They are a very important band, too, with respect to Canada’s social climate. On top of that, their career is currently on a very good trajectory, so things are shining all around… Not many bands play their very first show opening for […]
Upcoming Event, Reception, and Auction in support of Anishnawbe Health Foundation Andre Morriseau speaks with Kelly Rodgers, CFA, President, Rodgers Investment Consulting snout the upcoming Reception, and Auction in support of Anishnawbe Health Foundation. The event is being held on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at St. James Cathedral Centre, […]
Release Date: May 5, 2017 Andre Morriseau speaks to Gerda Hnatyshyn, President of The Hnatyshyn Foundation, a national charitable foundation dedicated to supporting the arts through its REVEAL Indigenous Arts Awards 2017. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.
At the recent AFN First Nations Emergency Management Forum and Tradeshow event in Calgary, Irving (Bing) Leblanc P.Eng., Director, Housing, Infrastructure and Emergency Services, speaks about AFN’s 1st Annual First Nations Emergency Management Forum with the emphasis on preparedness and resiliency initiatives. About AFN: The Assembly of First Nations is an assembly, modelled on the […]
Release Date: February 9, 2017 NationTalk speaks with Barry Christoff, Vice-President of Indigenous Governance for the Institute on Governance (IOG). Barry is a member of Saulteau First Nations in northeastern British Columbia. The Institute is launching a five-part dialogue series “Characteristics of a Nation-to Nation Relationship,” in partnership with Canadians for a New Partnership. The […]
Release Date: February 2, 2017 Dana Cryderman is originally from Edmonton, Alberta, but came to Ottawa in 2002 and joined the Canadian Foreign Service. She has had diplomatic postings in Venezuela (2005-2007) and in Washington DC (2014-2016). She has also held a number of portfolios at the Department of Foreign Affairs including as media spokeswoman, […]
NationTalk speaks with Terry Goodtrack, CEO of AFOA Canada discussing the 17th National Conference be in Calgary, Alberta from February 7 – 9, 2017 at the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The conference will focus on financial management, banking and investment for building wealth in the new fiscal relationship with Canada. Please visit our website at […]
Release Date: November 13, 2016 NationTalk speaks to National Chief Perry Bellegarde of Assembly of First Nations. The National Chief discusses upcoming issues facing the Assembly as well as interactions with various levels of government concerning Indigenous issues facing First Nations in Canada. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations […]
Release Date: November 02, 2016 Andre Morriseau interviews Metis artist Andrea Menard who will be sharing the stage with Buffy Sainte-Marie and Susan Aglukark at the iHope Benefit resented by NationTalk at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver November 17, 2016. Andrea speaks about her path to progress and about some of her most recent work. […]
Release Date: October 13, 2016 NationTalk speaks with Miles Richardson with the Indigenous Leadership Initiative about the recent Indigenous Guardians conference held in Ottawa. Miles talks about walking the walk on a Nation to Nation relationship with Canada and what success looks like for responsible stewardship of our lands and waterways. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general […]
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame (ABHF) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and National Youth Entrepreneur Award deadlines for nominations extended to Nov. 4th, 2016 Toronto, ON – 10- 04- 2016 The Canadian Council for Aboriginal business is extending the nominations deadline for the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award and the […]
Annette Verschuren, Chair and CEO NRStor, was formerly president of The Home Depot Canada and Asia, overseeing the growth of the company’s Canadian operations from 19 to 180 stores between 1996 and 2011. She also led the company’s entry into China while simultaneously leading the Expo Design Center business. Annette began her career as a […]
Release Date: July 15, 2016 NationTalk caught up with Stephen Kakfwi at the Assembly of First Nations Annual General Assembly held this year in Niagara Falls. In the past quarter century Canada’s north and all its residents, especially Aboriginal people, have undergone a remarkable political, democratic, environmental, economic, cultural and geo-political transformation. Stephen Kakfwi, former […]