Unceded Airwaves Episode November 30, 2016

S2E8 - Tahltan Language, Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion and Canada's 150 Years of Confederation

1:02pm - 2:05pm

In S2 E8, we get overtly political! We begin with a segment by Nikita Day that talks about a film that came out of the Tahltan Nation called We Are Speaking Our Langauge Again. Nikita speaks to Judy Thompson about the film in a pre-produced segment. We have another segment contributed by Josh Gabert-Doyon about the Kinder Morgan demonstration that happened in Vancovuer on November 19th. Lisa discusses what this means now for Indigenous people, locally and abroad, now that the Federal Government of Canada has approved the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (which transports crude bitumen oil from Edmonton to Burnaby. We build on the topic of First Nations/State relations with regards to the upcoming 150th Birthday next year with a clip from George Erasmus of the Dene Nation, from when he was the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. This speech led up to Canada’s 125th birthday celebration, and originally aired on the CBC on October 16, 1989.

We hear some of our favourite Indigenous artists, including JB The First Lady who starts off the show, followed by Frank Waln, A Tribe Called Red and Mob Bounce to finish the show!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to today's show including Nikita Day, Josh Gabert Doyon and Lisa Girbav. Unceded Airwaves on CiTR 101.9FM broadcasts from the traditional ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam people. This show is put together every week by UBC's Indigenous Radio Collective, and we are committed to centering the voices of Native people and offering alternative narratives that empower Native people and their stories.

Track Listing:

JB The First Lady · Indigenous Girl Lifestyle
Oil for Blood
Frank Waln · Born Ready EP
A Lie Nation
A Tribe Called Red · We Are The Halluci Nation
Mob Bounce · Mob Medicine