Interview Release Date: October 20, 2008 – NationTalk speaks with Vera Pawis Tabobondung who is the President of the National Association of Friendship Centres. Discussions include the beginnings of Friendsip centres, programs and services and the Friendship centres in the future. High Quality/Radio Media Download:
Release Date: October 13, 2008 – NationTalk invited all leaders to address the NationTalk audience with their party platforms. The NDP accepted our invitation, Jack Layton speaks with NationTalk on the run up to election day. Mr. Layton speaks on the government apology, the Kelowna Accord, health care and what a NDP government would mean […]
Release Date: October 6, 2008 – Ontario Aboriginal Affairs Minister Brad Duguid speaks with NationTalk after his first week on the job. Minister Duguid discusses his role in Aboriginal Affairs, his hopes for increased economic development, the New Relationship Fund and land claims among other topics. High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to […]
Release Date: September 15, 2008 – NationTalk speaks with Allison A. Fisher who is currently Executive Director of the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, and is a First Nations member of the community of Wikwemikong (We-kwim-i-kong) in Ontario. Topics include a description of the centre’s successes and challenges as well as a focus on the […]
Release Date: September 2, 2008 – National Chief Patrick Brazeau speaks with NationTalk on the workings of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP), accountability, the Indian Act and increasing services for off reserve Aboriginal peoples. High Quality/Radio Media Download:
Interview Release Date: Aug. 18th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Ernie Daniels, President and COO of the AFOA. The Aboriginal Financial Officers Association of Canada (AFOA) is the only organization in Canada that focuses on capacity development, they help Aboriginal people better manage and govern their communities and organizations through a focus on enhancing finance and […]
Release Date: Aug. 11, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Jean Larose, Chief Executive Officer of APTN. Topics include the history of APTN and what’s coming in the future. APTN was developed to be a showcase of the First Nations languages and cultures across the country, to show the world who we are. APTN highlights the talent […]
Release Date: Aug. 5th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with George Kemp, Chief of Berens River First Nation. Topics include his run to be the next AMC Grand Chief. He also discusses resource and revenue sharing, the Indian Affairs funding cap, transfer payments with the province and the fact that we’re a 3rd party interest to our […]
Release Date: July 31th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Ellen Gabriel, President of the Quebec NWAC. Topics include land rights, sharing of our resources, family and education issues. Aboriginal children are being apprehended by social services at a much higher rate then non-aboriginal children, where is the prevention? Is this a repetition of the residential school […]
Release Date: July 28th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Bob Dickson, Vice President of CESO. Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO) is a non-profit organization that is made up of volunteers that share their professional experience to promote sound governance, build economic capacity and support sustainable businesses. Mr. Dickson discusses CESO’s programs including the Financial Management workshop […]
Release Date: July 17th, 2008. NationTalk interviews Regional Chief Ghislain Picard. Topics include renewing our place as founding nations. Quebec City’s 400 year history as well as that of the First Nations and how this history is taught. The language resolutions and how some of our languages are disappearing, what the government is doing about […]
Release Date: July 21th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Grand Chief John Beaucage – Union of Ontario Indians. Topics include lending options through the First Nation Market Housing Fund to help deal with the housing issue amoung First Nations people. Creating more economy on reserve and having people return to their First Nation home. High Quality/Radio […]
Release Date: July 14th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Joanne Smoke, the Executive Director of the Ogemawahj Tribal Council (OTC). Joanne, an Anishinabek woman from the Alderville First Nation discusses the OTC mandate, economic development and how the OTC is positioned to make a difference for the First Nations they represent. High Quality/Radio Media Download:
Release Date: July 1st, 2008. NationTalk speaks with John Kim Bell who hails from Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve in Quebec. Some of the topics include his position with Brookfield Renewable Power, work as an intervener for the Assembly of First Nations, First Nation direct ownership in upcoming power projects and the recent Harper apology. High Quality/Radio […]
Release Date: June 23th, 2008. NationTalk interviews Sheila Watt – Cloutier – Inuit leader, climate change activist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize nominee. Topics include finding the human face in the issue of Climate Change, a concept that the world wasn’t showing along with the technical,economic and political side of the problem. Connecting Climate change […]
Release Date: June 16th, 2008. NationTalk interviews Chief Glenn Hudson of the Peguis First Nation. Topics include Nation building, our natural resources and economic development. Chief Hudson discusses our history, having our treaty rights recognized and the rights to the natural resources within this rich country called Canada. We never relinquished these rights. He also […]
Dr. Jonathan Fowler – Vice President – Aboriginal and Environmental Affairs with DeBeers Canada Inc. Topics include his work with aboriginal people here in Canada in developing a ‘working with aboriginals policy statement’. The important elements he learned from talking to individual communities and they’re uniqueness, which led to DeBeers becoming the poster child for […]
Release Date: May 16, 2008. Conversation with Dr. Ted Moses, the former Grand Chief of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and aboriginal rights defender. Topics of discussion include his life growing up in the far north of Quebec and the James Bay treaty which was called “The Project of the Century” by the then Quebec Premier […]
Tewanee Joseph – Executive Director of the Four Host First Nations working with the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Topics include aboriginal participation with the Olympic Games, reaching out to First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities throught the country. More Information on Four Host First Nations: http://www.fourhostfirstnations.com/ High Quality/Radio Media Download: This audio file […]
Release Date: May 14, 2008. NationTalk speaks to Jon G. Baird, President and Chairman of the Board, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) and Managing Director of the Canadian Association of Mining Equipment and Services for Export (CAMESE). Topics of discussion include employment, knowledge sharing and the natural partnering opportunities linking the mining industry […]
Release Date: April, 28, 2008 NationTalk speaks to Eric Robinson, Manitoba Minister of Culture, Heritage, Tourism and Sport. Topics include the UNESCO World Heritage site on the east side of Manitoba, the gaming industry and dialysis treatment on reserve. High Quality/Radio Media Download: To download interview right click and select in your choosen folder.
Release Date: April 7, 2008- NationTalk speaks with Clint Davis the new President and CEO of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB). The CCAB considers itself to be strategically positioned to be an effective voice for Aboriginal business in Canada. Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across […]
Release Date: April 14, 2008 – NationTalk speaks with Beverley Jacobs, President of NWAC. Topics include the The Sisters in Spirit Initiative, who’s focus is on the various gendered racism where First Nations women are targets with violence. And the lack of equal matrimonial laws affecting Aboriginal women in Canada and what the NWAC is […]
Release Date: Mar. 31, 2008 Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) Chief Donnie Morris speaks with NationTalk from the Thunder Bay Correctional institute. Chief Morris is servering a 6 month sentence for contempt of court over the land dispute KI is having with junior mining company Platinex of Aurora Ontario. Picture courtesy Wawatay News High Quality/Radio Media Download: […]
Release Date: Mar. 25, 2008 NationTalk speaks to Toronto Mayor David Miller regarding the proclamation of National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation Day on March 22nd, 2008 as well as other current Aboriginal initiatives the city is working on. High Quality/Radio Media Download: To download interview right click and select in your choosen folder.
Release Date: Mar. 17, 2008 NationTalk interviews Assembly of First Nations Regional Chief Bill Erasmus (NWT). Topics include the latest Federal Budget, training dollars, water and a National Day of Action. Media Download: To download interview right click and select in your choosen folder.
Release Date: Mar. 10, 2008 NationTalk interviews National Chief Phil Fontaine of the Assembly of First Nations regarding his recent signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC). Media Download: To download interview right click and select in your choosen folder.
Release Date: Mar. 3, 2008 Warren Hannay, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Peace Hills Trust speaks with NationTalk on many subjects including renewable energy, company roots and much more. Peace Hills trust is a 100% Aboriginal owned Trust company which boasts a 90% Aboriginal Board and is 70% staffed by Aboriginal people. Media […]
Release Date: Feb. 25, 2008 – NationTalk sits down with former Prime Minister Paul Martin and discusses some new iniatitives, the Kelowna Accord, economic development and much more… Media Download: To download interview right click and select in your choosen folder.
Release Date: July 21th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Darcy Moses of the Pehdzeh Ki First Nation along with Elder Gabriel Hardisty. Topics include development happening in the north, drilling being done without consultation with the local people. What the future impact of this development will be to sacred burial grounds, the youth and rest of […]
Release Date: July 21th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Chief Isadore Day, Serpent River First Nation. Topics include a modern approach to treaty implementation, what does the treaty process mean across the country, in the provinces and at the local level. He discusses putting government and industry on notice that there are many issues that need […]
Release Date: July 21th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Steve Whiteduck, President and CEO of PSABA. Topics include treaty implementation, being more focused on our treaties, revenue sharing and consultation with First Nations people becoming a part of the process. The upcoming Charter for the Shingwauk University and the courses offered such as the history of […]
Release Date: July 18th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Honorable Michael Bryant – Minister of Aboriginal Affairs. Topics include the boreal forest, economic development, the outdated mining law and resource revenue sharing with the First Nations people. Changing a system to one where the First Nations have to be consulted so the playing field becomes more […]
Release Date: July 17th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Chief Lyle Sayers – Garden River First Nation – NSTC Chairman. Topics include treaty implementation, being more focused on our treaties, revenue sharing and consultation with First Nations people becoming a part of the process. The upcoming Charter for the Shingwauk University and the courses offered such […]
Release Date: July 18th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Balgovind Pande – Lynx Mobility. Official launch of Lynx Mobility, a creation of a partnership between the Naskapi Imuun nation and OmniGlobe Networks. The partners provide IP-based cellular services over satellite to remote communities. Their business model offers training and skills opportunities and creates local employment. High […]
Release Date: July 17th, 2008. NationTalk speaks with Chief Glenn Nolan of Missanabie Cree First Nation. Topics include the new resolutions, networking, and discussion around the apology and what we do next. Keeping our identity alive and rebuilding our communities by pulling us out of the poverty some of our nations are in. Chief Glenn […]
Release Date: July 17th, 2008. NationTalk interviews Deputy Grand Chief AIAI Chris McCormick. Topics include resolutions on traditional languages, recognizing First nations languages in Canada through an amendment to the constitution. The substantial reduction in wages when our medical services people work for First Nations communities, changing the process and how they are paid. Industrial […]
Topics include his work within Brookfield Renewal Power, and the acquisition of a transmission line in ontario. The issue of seeing the resolutions become to fruition through the financial commitment each First Nation needs to put into them. Self government, self reliance and how to see progress in this area. We’re becoming more organized, our […]
Release Date: July 17th, 2008. NationTalk interviews Chief M. Bryan LaForme of the Mississaugas of New Credit FN. Topics include jurisdiction, sovereignty and treaty rights, as a basis for some of the actions that are taken when it comes to land claims. The lands claim process and how laws are made without any consultation with […]