S Nationtalk Interviews

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David McLaren – President of the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA)

NationTalk speaks with David McLaren – President of the First Nations Health Managers Association (FNHMA). David speaks about expanding health management capacity for First Nations organizations in Canada. He also provides updates on FNHMA as well as comments on present-future focused policy for healthier Indigenous outcomes. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201922 Views

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Cora McGuire Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

Cora McGuire Cyrette, Executive Director of the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA).  Cora lives in Thunder Bay but her work as ED of ONWA, a province wide organization, has her travelling to work with different levels of government, and developing relationships and partnerships in communities.  Her work is also international in scope.  For example, presenting […]

by pmnationtalk on November 24, 2019147 Views

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Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Customer Officer, Telus

NationTalk speaks with Tony Geheran, Executive Vice-President and Chief Customer Officer of Telus. He talks about his keynote address in connecting urban and rural and Indigenous communities by bringing high-speed internet to all Canadians. This is a high-priority infrastructure issue for governments across the country. Having access to this must-have service means communities can boost […]

by pmnationtalk on November 21, 201992 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Mark Romoff – President and Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

NationTalk speaks with Mark Romoff, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships. Over his twenty five year career with the government of Canada, Mark served as Executive Director in the Department of Industry and as a senior diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade […]

by pmnationtalk on November 13, 2019128 Views

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Dr. Anna Banerji – Pediatric Infectious, Tropical Disease Specialist

NationTalk speaks with Dr. Anna Banerji, a pediatric infectious, tropical disease specialist who has trained in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Harvard University. She has been studying lower respiratory tract infections in Inuit children for almost 25 years. She talks about the works involved and how the petition started.   High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2019284 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Duke Redbird – an Aboriginal Canadian Poet, Journalist, Activist, Businessman, Actor and Administrator

NationTalk speaks with Duke Redbird, an Indigenous Canadian poet with his new project featuring the Sultans of String and a poem called “Power of the Land”. He talks about the steps and the ultimate goal involved in the project. Have a listen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw7EPXtfT3w High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 5, 2019129 Views

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Dr. Suzanne Stewart, Director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health

NationTalk interviews Dr. Suzanne Stewart, a director of the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health at University of Toronto. She talks about a brief history of the institute. She also talks about the opportunies for research and education to make a large impact in closing the gap in Indigenous health […]

by pmnationtalk on October 31, 2019172 Views

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Mary Ann Grainger – Toronto Sculptor and Mixed Media Artist

Release Date: October 31, 2019 Toronto sculptor and mixed media artist Mary Ann Grainger was outraged by the Governments’ treatment of Indigenous peoples as revealed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. But in it, she found hope in the call to all Canadians to perform personal acts of reconciliation to help heal the wounds […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 2019251 Views

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Simon Brascoupé Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan the Member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec

NationTalk interviews Simon Brascoupé Anishinabeg/Haudenausanee – Bear Clan is a member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, Maniwaki, Quebec. He talks about the recent LRT opening the light rail transit opening in Ottawa. Simon created three pieces of art for the LRT and discussed on the concept, inspiration, story behind his arts. High Quality/Radio Media […]

by pmnationtalk on September 23, 2019312 Views

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JP Gladu President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

NationTalk interviews JP Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business. He talks about the Business Reconciliation in Canada Guidebook for corporations engaging businesses in the Indigenous community. He also talks about their work with different government ministries along with Indigenous businesses. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general […]

by pmnationtalk on September 9, 2019438 Views

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Category: AboriginalAudio

Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, Founder, President, and Lead Project Manager of Tap Resources

NationTalk interviews Tuesday Johnson-MacDonald, Founder, President and Lead Project Manager of Tap Resources. She talks about her 20 years’ experience in the events management at all levels of government, with a focus on Indigenous organizations as well as corporate and non-profit entities. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations […]

by pmnationtalk on September 2, 2019308 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Dr. Ella Henry, a Maori woman from New Zealand

Dr. Ella Henry, Maori woman, New Zealand working on an Indigenous collaboration for enterprise and the role of Indigenous networks project. The project explores Indigenous economies, the capability of Indigenous entrepreneurs and enterprise. This is to be achieved by studying Indigenous networks, through a set of case studies involving business, and other types of networks, […]

by pmnationtalk on August 21, 2019929 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Regional Chief Roger Augustine at the AFN National Annual General Assembly

NationTalk interviews Regional Chief Roger Augustine at the AFN National Annual General Assembly, 2019 being held in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He speaks about languages and culture as an important priority. He also addresses the crucial role of the legislation and the difference it will make in First Nation communities and for our youth. High Quality/Radio […]

by pmnationtalk on July 25, 2019568 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Gord Peters

A double-header features an interview with former Chiefs of Ontario, Gord Peters who talks about political initiatives and insights into the process towards establishing indigenous sovereignty. Music by Randy Black with a song for Leonard Peltier. Native poet Chrystos reads a piece about cultural appropriation. I’ll end the show with a song by Redbone called […]

by pmnationtalk on April 9, 20191016 Views

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Heart of Our Nation – Carlos Nakai

From the US Southwest, traditional flute player R. Carlos Nakai, a Grammy Award-winning artist who has recorded more than 30 albums throughout his career including one album that went Gold in the US. He talks about the history and tradition of the instrument and his own career experiences. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2019998 Views

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Nicole Bourque-Bouchier – CEO of Oilsands Supplier Bouchier Group

Nicole Bourque-Bouchier was recently named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People, along with being ranked among Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women; she is the CEO of the Bouchier Group based in Alberta and was also recognized at the 2018 Indspire Awards in the category of Business and Commerce. Recently, the Canadian Council for Aboriginal […]

by pmnationtalk on April 1, 2019959 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Nationtalk speaks with Dr. Gretchen Roedde author of Deep Water Dream, A Medical Voyage of Discovery in Rural Northern Ontario

A hopeful memoir that shares the author’s voyage of discovery as a mother, wife, and physician in underserved communities in northern Ontario. In underserved areas of Canada, the communities themselves can be one of the strongest parts of the health care team. Dr. Gretchen Roedde shows how local communities play a major role in responding […]

by pmnationtalk on March 29, 20191122 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Final Day of the 2nd Annual She is Wise Conference in Toronto

Nationtalk speaks with Elder Mariea Linklater is Nehiyowskewe from Thunderchild First Nation, Saskatchewan and lives now in Saskatoon,. After 8 years in residential school, she went on to marry her husband of 59 years Walter Linklater, who passed away in 2018; in addition to raising their own 7 children, they fostered over 300 children, and […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 20191388 Views

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Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) Day 2, She is Wise Conference – Keynote Speaker – Kathy Abolson-King

(Minogiizhigokwe – Shining Day Woman) Anishinaabe, a member of Flying Post First Nation, is a Kokum, mother, daughter, auntie, sister. She works as an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Indigegogy, Faculty of Social Work, at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Her academic and cultural work has been in restoring, reclaiming, re-righting Indigenous history, knowledge, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 26, 20191375 Views

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Tabatha Bull – CCAB Chief Operating Officer

NationTalk speaks with CCAB Chief Operating Officer, Tabatha Bull about the upcoming Indigenous Women in Leadership Award Gala slated for April 16, 2019 in Toronto. She also speaks about this year’s Indigenous Woman Entrepreneur of the year Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, CEO, of the Bouchier Group. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 20191245 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) She is Wise Final Day Keynote Speaker – Sandi Boucher

Sandi Boucher of Thunder Bay and a proud member of Seine River First Nation in Treaty 3, is a dedicated author, activist, and a strong advocate for respectful cross-cultural relationships that honour wisdom and not just education. The host of “The Learning Curve” on Shaw Community TV, Sandi is known for her passionate and empowering […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 20191407 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) She is Wise Conference Keynote Speaker – Faye Blaney “Reclaiming Voice”

Fay Blaney, Xwemalhkw (Homalco) Coast Salisho was raised by her great grandparents, speaking her own language until the age of 7. She and 4 generations of her family attended residential schools in BC.  She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University, a founding member of the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network, and has been involved with […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 20191668 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

McKenzie Dorn – CWY Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Join McKenzie Dorn as he shares his experiences from the CWY Pathways to Indigenous Youth Leadership Program sponsored by Global Affairs Canada. McKenzie has spent 4 months in Colombia on an International Internship building Canoes and Paddles with the locals of Sogamoso. His time was spent learning the language and culture as well as developing […]

by pmnationtalk on March 18, 20191493 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Janel Munoa

From southern California, rock vocalist Janel Munoa, from the Pachanga band of the Luiseno people, recently recorded her new album Howls from Deep in the Woods. Her first release, produced by Frank Gryner of Rob Zombie fame, was a hard-hitting disc of deeply lyrical material. Janel begins speaking of her roots and beginnings in the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 20191431 Views

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Heart of Our Nation – Julia Keefe

Julia Keefe, a jazz singer based in New York City, was born in Seattle, WA, and spent her early years on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Idaho. She now performs in the classic style of the greats like Mildred Bailey and Kay Starr. Keefe discusses her background and past, including live recordings and a […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 20191626 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Nigel Irwin

Cree singer/songwriter Nigel Irwin is relatively new to the Native music scene but has captured the interest of producers and audiences alike. Irwin was raised in Ontario, but his family and people are from the Enoch Nation in Alberta. Nigel, talks about his musical journey from beginnings as a tap dancer and musical theater through […]

by pmnationtalk on February 20, 20191660 Views

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Category: IndigenousVideo

NACCA – Indigenous Economic Prosperity Forum

NACCA and the network of Aboriginal Financial Institutions are leaders in the advancement of Indigenous economic prosperity in Canada. This inaugural forum will highlight the need for increased access to capital for our First Nations, Inuit, and Métis entrepreneurs. Please join us in discussing the gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians, and together we will […]

by pmnationtalk on February 18, 20191983 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Amanda Rheaume

Métis singer and songwriter Amanda Rheaume has been playing and recording her music since the early 2000s with tours in Europe and performances for our troops in Afghanistan. Amanda begins by speaking about her new album and video The Skin I’m In and how it relates to identity, ideals, and positivity. She then continues to […]

by pmnationtalk on February 12, 20191573 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Cliff Cardinal

International Indigenous actor and musician Cliff Cardinal begins his spirited interview by discussing his new music with his band The Skylarks, as well as some solo work. Cardinal then moves on to discuss other aspects of his life and career. Cliff expands on some of his inspiration and expression of ideals before including information of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 20191881 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Matt James

Matt James, an Anishinaabe of the Mattagami First Nation in Ontario, has spent his life in music and recorded his first album in Nashville, Tennessee in 2018. Since then, his career has taken the music charts by storm. Matt begins the interview by describing the background of just how his musical journey started with a […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 20191867 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

NationTalk Interview with Krystal Abotossaway – Talent Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Partner -Indigenous Peoples at TD Bank Group

NationTalk speaks with Krystal Abotossaway, a proud member of Aundeck Omni-Kanging First Nations and Talent Acquisition Strategic Sourcing Partner – Indigenous Peoples at TD Bank Group. Krystal speaks about her background and how she injects a little humour by saying she fell into banking before she explains why she chose to work with TD bank. In her […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 20191967 Views

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Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Gene Tagaban

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 17, 20192126 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with James ‘Uncle’ Michael Widdy Welsh: Member of the Stolen Generation

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, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 14, 20191772 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Richard Weston: CEO, Healing Foundation

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 20191825 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Diane Hill: ONWA Youth Delegate

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 20, 20181854 Views

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Category: InterviewsAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Alanis Obomsawin

Alanis Obomsawin, of the Abenaki people, has worked as a filmmaker with the National Film Board (NFB) of Canada for 50 years. Following a recent retrospective of her work was recently celebrated in 2018, Alanis speaks on many areas from her current work, where she is working on her 52nd film, through to the Indigenous […]

by pmnationtalk on December 18, 20182064 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Richard Weston: CEO, Healing Foundation

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 14, 20181934 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Heart of Our Nation – Stevie Salas

Stevie Salas, a proud Apache, has played guitar with artists such as George Clinton Rod Stewart, Mick Jagger, and Sass Jordan. He discusses his role as executive producer of the award-winning documentary film “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” [Rezolution Films, 2017] He describes the film, shortened in title to ‘Rumble’ as he talks, […]

by pmnationtalk on December 12, 20181860 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – 2018 Sydney – Interview with Cora-Lee McGuire-Cyrette: Executive Director, Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 20182161 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Rob Norris – Chair, Canada World Youth/Jeunesse Canada Monde

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.

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 20182190 Views

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Vice Chief David Pratt – Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nation

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.

by pmnationtalk on December 3, 20182308 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Heart of Our Nation

Marc Nadjiwan, an Anishnabe artist, has recorded and produced his independent albums since 1994. He has recorded 6 studio albums and his latest project is called “Tomahawk Rock”. In his newest work, Marc is taking from the ideal of stories and imagery within graphic novels to create his own sonic representation of the genre, while […]

by pmnationtalk on November 27, 20182203 Views

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Heart of Our Nation

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 20, 20182253 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Mark Romoff, President & CEO, CCPPP

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on November 2, 20182497 Views

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Robin Haliuk – Program Supervisor, Talk4Healing

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 20182864 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Domenic Natale – VP Indigenous Services at TD Wealth

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on October 10, 20182519 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Erinn Monture – Founder of Edwadadrihwanokwa:k

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on September 26, 20182863 Views

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Category: IndigenousAudio

Jean Paul (J.P.) Gladu, President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB)

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

by pmnationtalk on September 24, 20182565 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Terry Goodtrack MPA, B.Admin, CPA, CGA, CAFM, CAPA, C.Dir President & CEO, AFOA Canada

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 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 20182974 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chief Duke Peltier of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory

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.

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 20182963 Views

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