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Category: BusinessAudio

Miles G. Richardson, Co-Chair, Indigenous Advisory Council and Senior Associate, Institute on Governance

Release Date: Friday March 6, 2015 Miles G. Richardson Co-Chair, Indigenous Advisory Council and Senior Associate, Institute on Governance Miles G. Richardson is a citizen of the Haida Nation and Canada. He grew up among his people on Haida Gwaii, attended high school in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, and in 1979 received a Bachelor of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 20153543 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Erinn Monture-Drysdale, Founder of the Student Reality Store

Release Date: February 25, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Erinn Monture-Drysdale, Founder of the Student Reality Store. Listen to hear more about this unique and innovative Financial Literacy Simulation which gets grades 7-12 to connect academic achievement with the kind of lifestyle they want to live. Make sure to check out more information […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 20153073 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

David Lindsay, President and CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

Release Date: February 11, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with David Lindsay, President & CEO of Forst Products Association of Canada. Listen to hear more about their 2014 Aboriginal Award winners along with an update on FPAC’s goals to enhance thier outreach to Aboriginal communities. Stay tuned for more from […]

by ecnationtalk on February 11, 20153619 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Kendal Netmaker, Founder & CEO of Neechie Gear

Release Date: February 2, 2015  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Kendal Netmaker, Founder & CEO of Neechie Gear. Listen to hear more about this incredible success story and hear how sports can help the youth in so many ways. Also, Kendal is CCAB’s newest National Youth Aboriginal Entrepreneur Award Winner! […]

by ecnationtalk on February 1, 20153281 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Mel Benson, President of Mel E. Benson Management Services

Release Date:   February 3, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Mel Benson, President of Mel E. Benson Management Services. Listen to hear more about Mel’s extensive experience working for Aboriginal people in Canada and internationally. Mel is also the 2015 inductee into CCAB’s Aboriginal Business Hall of Fame, sponsored by ESS Canada! For […]

by ecnationtalk on February 1, 20153353 Views

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Category: EntertainmentAudio

Duncan McIntosh – Watermark Theatre

Release Date: January 29, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Duncan McIntosh, Artistic Director of Watermark Theatre and Project Leader of Canada 300. Listen to hear more about this new national conversation. Make sure to stay connected and get involved! For more information go to: http://canada300.ca/ High Quality/Radio Media Download: […]

by ecnationtalk on January 28, 20152974 Views

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Category: CareerAudio

Kimberley Puhach – Leaders & Co.

Release Date: January 27, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Kimberley Puhach, a new addition to the Leaders & Co. team. Listen to hear more about Kimberley’s role with Leaders & Co. and how they are the leaders in recruitment of Board of Directors, leadership succession and executive level positions. Make […]

by ecnationtalk on January 26, 20153166 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Dr. Rosalin Miles – Maaj Consulting

Release Date:  January 22, 2015 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Dr. Rosalin Miles, President & CEO of Maaj Consulting. They are hosting the BC Aboriginal Women in Business Conference & Fashion Show, February 19th & 20th, UBC, Vancouver. Make sure to stay connected and register now! For more information go […]

by ecnationtalk on January 22, 20152816 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario

Release Date: January 5, 2015  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. Listen to hear more about the successes of 2014 and what to expect in 2015! Also, many issues are covered such as the murdered and missing indigenous women in Canada, Treaty awareness, the Aboriginal Economic […]

by ecnationtalk on January 5, 20152851 Views

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Category: EntertainmentAudio

Mohawk Girls

Release Date: December 16, 2014 Recently, Nick Ashawasega was joined by Tracey Deer, creator, director and co-executive producer of the new show Mohawk Girls. Also joining them was, Brittany LeBorgne, who stars as Zoe on the show. Check their website for more ways to stay connected with this new show which premiered Nov. 23 on […]

by ecnationtalk on December 16, 20143071 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Dr Frances Abele, Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Carleton University

Release Date: December 12, 2014  In this edition of Interviews by NationTalk, Nick Ashawasega is joined by Dr. Frances Abele, a renowned professor with The School of Administration and Public Policy at Carleton University. The conversation focuses on the Indigenous Policy and  Administration graduate programs offered by the university which cater to so many. Make […]

by ecnationtalk on December 12, 20144262 Views

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Category: CourtsAudio

Bill Gallagher, author of book Resource Rulers

Release Date: December 9, 2014 Legal Strategist Bill Gallagher has predicted First Nations would win 200 court cases in the resource sector by the end of 2014. That has certainly happened. The author of book Resource Rulers spoke with NationTalk about those wins and how industry leaders have been changing the way they work with […]

by ecnationtalk on December 9, 20143284 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

James Blackman, President and CEO of the Primco Dene Group of Companies

Release Date: December 4, 2014 James Blackman is a Dene from Cold Lake First Nations in Northeast Alberta and one of the youngest elected councilman at age 22. Two decades of political and business experience has led him to be the successful entrepreneur he is today. He founded Primco Dene Catering Corporation, along with two […]

by ecnationtalk on December 5, 20143486 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Michael Hutchinson, Co-Anchor of APTN’s National News

Release Date: December 1, 2014  In this addition of Interviews by NationTalk, Nick Ashawasega is joined by APTN’s National News co-anchor, Michael Hutchinson. Listen here for more information about APTN’s upcoming coverage of the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Election from December 9-11, taking place in Winnipeg. Also, listen for more on the key […]

by ecnationtalk on December 1, 20143219 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)

Release Date: November 25, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Chief Perry Bellegarde of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN). Listen to hear more about his campaign for election of the National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN). Also, more about Chief Bellegarde’s platforms and action plans. Make sure to […]

by mmnationtalk on November 25, 20142575 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Terry Audla, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

Release Date: November 21, 2014  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Terry Audla, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK). Listen to hear more about Terry’s participation at CCAB’s ‘Aboriginal Business Hot Topic Series: Northern Peoples, Driving the Northern Economy’. Also, hear more about the incredible work ITK undertakes as the national […]

by ecnationtalk on November 21, 20142431 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Mike Bickerton, Senior Producer for the Amazing Race Canada

Release Date: November 19, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Mike Bickerton, Senior Producer for the Amazing Race Canada. Mike was responsible for casting both Seasons 1 and 2 and they want you to apply for Season 3 NOW! Make sure to apply before November 24th for your chance to become […]

by ecnationtalk on November 19, 20143796 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Graeme Everton – Director of Aria Foods

Release Date: October 29, 2014 NationTalk recently talked with Graeme Everton, Director of Aria Foods. āria foods is being established as a cooperative, where members work together to source, distribute, market and sell their products directly from the grower to the consumer. In this way we believe the producer gets a fairer return for their efforts […]

by ecnationtalk on October 30, 20142713 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Mark Romoff – President & CEO of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP)

Release Date: October 29, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Mark Romoff, President & CEO of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). Listen to hear more about their amazing work and how it can assist you and your business. Also, more about their upcoming P3 2014 Conference. Make sure […]

by ecnationtalk on October 28, 20143338 Views

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Category: EntertainmentAudio

Jason Ryle, Executive Director at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

Release Date: October 20, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Jason Ryle, Executive Director at imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Their 15th annual show is taking place October 22-26 in Toronto. Make sure to get your tickets to at least one show or many, plus follow them on Twitter!  […]

by ecnationtalk on October 20, 20142911 Views

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Category: TrainingAudio

Laurie Sterritt, CEO of the Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association

Release Date: October 16, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Laurie Sterritt, CEO of the Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association, AMTA. Listen to hear more about their incredible achievement of 1000 Aboriginal hires for the BC resource sector plus so much more. Make sure to learn more and support AMTA […]

by ecnationtalk on October 16, 20144096 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Monica Bailey, Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC)

Release Date: October 14, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with Monica Bailey, Director of Communications for the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC). Listen in to hear about their work and accountability with Vision2020. Also, more about their Aboriginal Youth Skills Award and how you can apply! Make sure to […]

by ecnationtalk on October 14, 20143094 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Mary Simon – renowned Inuit leader

Release Date: September 30, 2014. NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the chance to speak with renowned Inuit leader, Mary Simon. Topics include her recent Award of Excellence in Aboriginal Relations from the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business at their annual Vancouver Gala. Also, listen to hear more about her work with the Canadians for a […]

by ecnationtalk on September 30, 20142999 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Regional Chief Stan Beardy of Ontario

Release Date: September 25, 2014 NationTalk interviews Regional Chief Stan Beardy who is responsible for the AFN health portfolio. The Regional Chief delivered a speech at the 4th annual First Nations Health Managers Association conference in Vancouver and speaks to NationTalk about the challenges facing health managers today, the importance of cancer screening, organ donations […]

by mmnationtalk on September 25, 20142534 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Jim Louttit – Vice President, Toronto International Microfinance Summit

Release Date: September 23, 2014.  NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Jim Louttit, Chair and President of the Rotarian Action Group for Microfinance and Community Development (RAGM). Jim is also Vice President of the Board for the Toronto International Microfinance Summit, which has its 6th annual conference this October 4th in […]

by ecnationtalk on September 23, 20143488 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Pamela Jeffery – Founder of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

Release Date: August 29, 2014 Pamela is the Founder of the Women’s Executive Network (WXN), Canada’s largest organization for women (17,500 members) in management, executive, board and professional roles.  Under her leadership, WXN works with 80+ global companies and others to support the advancement of women into senior management and executive roles.   During her 30 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 20142960 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

John Beaucage, Chair of the Trustees of First Nations Market Housing Fund

Release Date: July 16, 2014 On the occasion of announcing three more First Nations who have chosen to partner with the First Nations Market Housing Fund (the Fund), John Beaucage, Chair of the Trustees talks to Donald Barraclough about the success of the Fund, describing their products and services and how the Fund is seeking […]

by mmnationtalk on July 16, 20143310 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Mark Romoff, President and CEO, The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships

Release Date:  June 16, 2014   NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Mark Romoff, President and CEO of The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships (CCPPP). CCPPP is the best source for more information on Public-Private Partnerships (P3’s). You can also catch Mark speaking about P3’s at Insight’s 4th Ontario Mining Forum, […]

by ecnationtalk on June 16, 20142915 Views

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Category: PoliticsAudio

Tony Belcourt, founding President of the Native Council of Canada

Release Date: May 13, 2014. Tony Belcourt’s distinguished career spans 45 years of experience and significant achievement in Aboriginal affairs, the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors.  During this period he founded, led and served on the boards of numerous local, regional, national and international Aboriginal organizations including as founding President of the Native Council of Canada (1970-74), […]

by ecnationtalk on May 13, 20143482 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Dan Christmas, Senior Advisor for Membertou

Release Date: May 13, 2014. NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Dan Christmas, Senior Advisor for Membertou with extensive experience working with one of the leading examples for community development. Listen to hear more on what keeps Membertou and its members growing. Also, Dan will also be accepting on behalf of Chief Paul, this year’s Inaugural […]

by ecnationtalk on May 13, 20144652 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Leann Brown, Board Member for Vision Quest Conferences

Release Date: May 8, 2014. NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Leann Brown, Board Member for Vision Quest Conferences. The 18th Vision Quest Conference & Tradeshow is taking place May 13th-15th in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the RBC Convention Centre. Keynotes include, Don Burnstick, Michelle Thrush and Stefan Richard! Also, the Tradeshow floor […]

by ecnationtalk on May 8, 20143108 Views

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Category: Arts & CultureAudio

Laura Adlers, National Community Relations Director of artsVest

Release Date:  May 6, 2014. Nationtalk speaks with Laura Adlers National Community Relations Director of artsVest artsVest™ is Business for the Arts‘ signature matching incentive and sponsorship training program, designed to spark new business sponsorship of arts and culture and to build capacity in Canada’s cultural sector. artsVest provides small- to mid-sized arts and culture organizations […]

by ecnationtalk on May 6, 20143336 Views

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Category: FinanceAudio

Monique Bateman, SVP, Prairie Region for TD

Release Date: May 2, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Monique Bateman, SVP, Prairie Region for TD. She leads the Prairie Region TD Canada Trust team, consisting of 205+ branches and 4000+ dedicated employees. Listen to hear more about TD’s leading efforts for Aboriginal Economic Development. Also, hear more about […]

by ecnationtalk on May 2, 20143922 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Jason Hails, Partner at MNP and Michael Perron, Manager & VP of Corporate Finance at MNP

Release Date: April 30, 2014. NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently had the opportunity to speak with Jason Hails, Partner at MNP and Michael Perron, Manager & VP of Corporate Finance at MNP. Listen to hear more about MNP and how they are leading the way in the Aboriginal space. Also, hear more about their unparalleled Industry […]

by ecnationtalk on April 30, 20143882 Views

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Category: SportsAudio

Don Shipley and Kenn Ross, Toronto2015 (PanAm Games)

Release Date:  April 24, 2014.  Recently, Nick Ashawasega from NationTalk spoke with Don Shipley, Creative Director of Pan/Parapan Am Arts and Cultural Festivals & Kenn Ross, Manager of Aboriginal Relations for the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games. Listen to hear more about what you can expect in the lead up to the games, as well as, […]

by ecnationtalk on April 24, 20143336 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Wendy Harris, CEO and President of Canadian Executive Service Organization

Release Date: April 21, 2014.  Jennifer Ashawasegai had the opportunity to speak with Wendy Harris, CEO and President of Canadian Executive Service Organization. CESO is a volunteer-based development organization in Canada which has completed more than 46,000 assignments focused on improving the economic and social well-being of peoples across Canada and in more than 120 […]

by ecnationtalk on April 21, 20144263 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Cheyenne Martin, Economist & Aboriginal Business Specialist at AMEC

Release Date: April 16, 2014 For NationTalk, Lisa Charleyboy interviews Cheyenne Martin, Economist & Aboriginal Business Specialist at AMEC. Topic: Candidate Projections: Indigenous Labour Market Research For more information go to: Inclusion Works ’14       http://www.amec.com/ High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.

by ecnationtalk on April 16, 20144050 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Karen LeBlanc, Executive Director at Aboriginal Workforce Development Initiative

Release Date: April 16, 2014 For NationTalk, Lisa Charleyboy interviews Karen Leblanc, Executive Director, Joint Economic Development Initiative Inc. Topic: Closing the Gap: Training Partnerships Advance Indigenous Talent For more information go to: Inclusion Works ’14       http://www.jedinb.ca/main.html High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.

by ecnationtalk on April 16, 20142973 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Janice Smith, Delta Hotels Director of People & Organizational Performance

Release Date: April 7, 2014. Recently, Lisa Charleyboy spoke with Delta Hotels Director of People & Organizational Performance, Janice Smith. Topic: Benchmarking: Identifying the road markers to Indigenous workplace inclusion. For more information go to: Inclusion Works ’14       https://www.deltahotels.com High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.

by ecnationtalk on April 7, 20144244 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Laurie Sterritt, CEO of Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association (AMTA)

Release Date: April 7, 2014 Recently, Lisa Charleyboy spoke with Laurie Sterritt, CEO of Aboriginal Mentoring & Training Association (AMTA). Topic: Leveraging the collaborative advantage: partnership strategies to support inclusion in the mining sector. For more information go to: Inclusion Works ’14        http://www.amta-bc.com/ High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers […]

by ecnationtalk on April 7, 20143505 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Jonathan Stringer, Director, Aboriginal and Community Relations, Business & Industry Remote Workplace Services

Release Date: April 7, 2014 Recently, Lisa Charleyboy spoke with Jonathan Stringer, Director, Aboriginal and Community Relations, Business & Industry Remote Workplace Services. Topic: Breaking down silos: aligning corporate and project site strategies. For more information go to: Inclusion Works ’14        http://www.aramark.ca/ High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.

by ecnationtalk on April 7, 20142763 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Dean Owen, President and Creative Director at MGM Communications

Release Date: April 4, 2014 For NationTalk, Lisa Charleyboy interviews Dean Owen, President and Creative Director at MGM Communications. Topic: Branding your company as an employer-of-choice for Indigenous talent and using this brand as a powerful tool to build relationships and loyalty. For more information:  Inclusion Works ’14   www.mgmcommunications.com High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, […]

by ecnationtalk on April 4, 20143866 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

April Stone, Director Aboriginal Relations & Economic Development at GardaWorld

Release Date: April 4, 2014. For NationTalk, Lisa Charleyboy interviews April Stone, Director Aboriginal Relations & Economic Development at GardaWorld. Topic: Partnerships and strategies supporting Indigenous procurement and employment, and how benchmarks are developed assessing each goal. For more information: Inclusion Works ’14   GardaWorld High Quality/Radio Media Download: NationTalk interviews are distributed to general media, radio stations and subscribers across Canada.

by ecnationtalk on April 4, 20144738 Views

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Category: EntertainmentAudio

Bear Witness from renowned group A Tribe Called Red

Release Date: March 31, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with Bear Witness from renowned group A Tribe Called Red. Listen here for more about their recent success, why they find it important to educate their audience on Native colloquialisms, plus much more. They also had a special appearance at the 2014 Juno’s along with […]

by ecnationtalk on March 31, 20142681 Views

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Category: YouthAudio

Karen McCarthy, CEO/Owner of McCarthy Group of Companies

Release Date: March 27, 2014  Nationtalk interviews Karen McCarthy, CEO/Owner of McCarthy Group of Companies. Topics discussed are the upcoming Pathways Youth in the Trades Conference which will be held at Edmonton AB April 1 – 3, 2014.  The Trades conference is based on 4 different areas, education, industry and corporations, Indigenous organizations and businesses and the final […]

by ecnationtalk on March 27, 20143377 Views

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Category: BusinessAudio

Bill Gallagher, Canadian lawyer and author of the book Resource Rulers

NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega speaks with Bill Gallagher Canadian lawyer and author of the book Resource Rulers at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada’s Convention and Tradeshow in Toronto ON. Bill discusses his book, and how Native Canadians have put together an impressive span of legal victories to prevent natural resource mining on their lands.    For more information: http://billgallagher.ca     […]

by ecnationtalk on March 21, 20143583 Views

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Category: EducationAudio

Brian Calliou – Program Director, Indigenous Leadership and Management at The Banff Centre

Release Date: March 21, 2014  NationTalk interviews Brian Calliou – Program Director, Indigenous Leadership and Management at The Banff Centre. Topics discussed are his history as the facility person as well as  the Associate Director in the 14 years he’s worked at the Banff Centre . He also talks about the varied programming he brings […]

by ecnationtalk on March 21, 20144519 Views

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Category: GeneralAudio

Chester Langille, Capacity Support Director at the Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres

Release Date:  March 19, 2014  NationTalk interviews Chester Langille is Anishnawbe (Ojibway) from Garden River First Nation.  He is pickerel clan and his spirit name is Oszhawasko Nimkee Binesi (Blue Spotted Thunderbird).  Over the past two decades, Chester has worked with Aboriginal communities throughout southern Ontario, both on and off-reserve, including Oneida, London, Brantford, Hamilton and Toronto.  Chester has long […]

by ecnationtalk on March 19, 20143471 Views

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Category: HealthAudio

Shelly Jamieson, CEO of Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Release Date: March 17, 2014 NationTalk interviews Shelly Jamieson, CEO of Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Discussion includes the full cancer continuum, prevention, screening, treatment and support beyond aspects of care.  The rates among Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Metis people is increasing faster then the overall Canadian cancer rates but at the community level there […]

by ecnationtalk on March 14, 20143329 Views

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Category: FinanceAudio

Neil Duboff, renowned Canadian Tax Lawyer

Release Date: March 123, 2014 NationTalk’s Nick Ashawasega recently spoke with renowned Canadian Tax Lawyer, Neil Duboff, who is also a key presenter for Group Mindset’s Seminar’s on First Nations Tax Planning plus more. Make sure to register and find more information on Group Mindset’s series of seminars to First Nations and Tribal Council leadership […]

by ecnationtalk on March 13, 20142897 Views

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