All video links below are via Youtube.com.
Russell Diabo: a Chronology of Canada-First Nations Relationship, Feb 27 2013
Russell Diabo, member of the Mohawk Nation at Kahnawake, Editor First Nations Strategic Bulletin, and First Nations Policy Analyst will be speaking this Friday on January 25 at 10 am on issues affecting Indigenous Peoples and meeting with labour and community allies. Given the important developments around the Defenders of the Land, the Idle No More movement, the Chief Theresa Spence’s sacred hunger strike, and the upcoming Indigenous-Canada-Quebec social forum General Assembly this weekend in Ottawa on Algonquin Territory, this is a timely event to hear from a person on the front lines of Indigenous struggles today. Length 53:02
Resistance and Performance: Celebration of Powwow Culture, Feb 24 2013
Two very different indigenous cultures celebrate Powwow Culture. Interviewee talks about a song about laughing at your enemies, and not letting fear overtake you. Length 07:25
Panel Discussion: Idle No More, Feb 24 2013
Peace Alliance Winnipeg and Project Peacemakers held a panel discussion in Winnipeg on the importance of Idle No More. The panel was comprised of Idle No More activists, all of who have a rich history of activism that predates the emergence of the movement.
Panelists: Chickadee Richard; Jo Seenie Redsky; Michael Champagne; Lori Mainville; Leah Gazan; and Jerry Daniels. Length 1:23:12
Dr. Pam Palmater: Speaking at Idle No More Teach-In/Workshop in Thompson, Feb 16 2013
Dr. Pam Palmater speaks at INM event in Thompson hosted by Niki Ashton & Thompson Neighborhood Renewal Corporation along with the Idle No More Northern Manitoba coordinators Lisa Currier, Clint Saulteaux, and April Ross. Very powerful speeches by very a Strong-Spirited Eskwew. Length 50:23
MCCN Chief Arlen Dumas at Idle No More Northern Manitoba Teach-In/Workshop, Feb 16 2013
Chief Arlen Dumas of Mathias Colomb Cree Nation addresses the Idle No More Teach-In/Workshop participants on Feb16/13 in Thompson Manitoba hosted by Niki Ashton and Thompson Neighborhood Renewal Corporation. Length 18:03
Andrea Landry: Indigenous Youth Fight for Rights of Women, Feb 2 2013
Andrea Landry, Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada attended a meeting for Indigenous Youth last week at UN Headquarters in New York. Andrea spoke with UNTV Multimedia Producer, Mary Ferreira, about the struggle of indigenous women in terms of Gender, identity, and discrimination. Length 10:51
Gyasi Ross: The Future of ‘Idle No More’, Feb 1 2013
Activist and Attorney Gyasi Ross was asked to speak on Idle No More for a Canadian National Video Conference regarding the issues that face the First Nations. Originally aired at http://www.firstnationhelp.com. Length 10:06
Arthur Manuel : Idle? Know more! Idle No More, Jan 22 2013
Arthur Manuel is a spokesperson for the Indigenous Network on Economies and Trade and Defenders of the Land network. Former chairperson of the Interior Alliance of BC First Nations, Manuel has been a leading voice of opposition to the Canadian government’s agenda to “extinguish” Aboriginal and Treaty rights and assimilate Indigenous peoples into the Canadian body politic. Active locally in Secwepemc land struggles, and at the national level, he has also taken the struggle international at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, following in the path of his father, the late George Manuel, President of the National Indian Brotherhood and founder of the World Council of Indigenous Peoples. Length 15:12
Glen Coulthard : Idle? Know More! Idle No More, Jan 22 2013
Dr. Glen Coulthard is a member of the Yellowknives Dene and a scholar of contemporary Indigenous politics. He is an Assistant Professor in First Nations Studies and the Department of Political Science at UBC. He is a founding member of the Camas Books & Infoshop in Victoria and the Dechinta Center for Research and Learning in Yellowknives Dene territory. Length 13:33
Khelsilem Rivers: Idle? Know More! Idle No More, Jan 22 2013
Khelsilem Rivers is a community organizer and language
revitalization activist. Influenced heavily by his grandmother, he always believed in the importance of being Indigenous, despite encroachment of a foreign culture, society, and civilization. In this regard, Khelsilem has pursued avenues where he can strengthen all aspects of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh and Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw ways. He is an Idle No More organizer. Length 22:14
Idle No More – Priscilla Settee and Sheelah McLean, Jan 9 2013
A discussion by Priscilla Settee and Sheelah McLean about where Idle No More came from, what its goals are as a movement and where it is going. Priscilla is a noted author/professor and activist of many years in indigenous solidarity nationally and internationally, Sheelah McLean is a teacher and co founder of the Idle No More Movement – both live in Saskatchewan, Canada. Length 10:28
Russell Diabo: BREAKDOWN OF THE INDIAN ACT, Jan 2 2013
Jennifer Podemski interviews Russell Diabo, a First Nations Policy Analyst. It is a long interview so for those with short attention spans, you can watch it in pieces. For the rest of you, grab a coffee or tea and enjoy. Remember, this is one person’s perspective only. It is intended to continue the conversation and inform those who want to know more. Length 35:03
Idle No More – Two Participants Speak, Jan 2013
Two First Nations Cree ladies are interviewed about the movement at an Idle No More demonstration. Length 12:30
Sylvia McAdam: Idle No More Alberta, Dec 3 2012
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“Nehiyaw weyeswewna (Cree Laws) – Revitalizing Okicitaw
Iskwewak as Part of the Treaty Understanding.
IDLE NO MORE: URBAN RACISM
Michael Shapcott, of Wellesley Institute, addresses urban racism and the future of Idle No More. Length 01:52
Wab Kinew: STROMBO: SOAPBOX
Wab Kinew was on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to talk about First Nations stereotypes and why people need to stop using them. Length 01:45
Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war, Nov 2010
Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson in this bold, courageous talk from TEDxDU. Length 16:00
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