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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]