'Made in China' controversy, growth trend at First Nations Bank, discussion of 'Avatar' featured in this week's Bamoseda report - NEWS 95.7
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'Made in China' controversy, growth trend at First Nations Bank, discussion of 'Avatar' featured in this week's Bamoseda report

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, Feb. 5

Bamoseda, hosted by Jennifer Ashawasegai, is an Aboriginal news magazine radio program, which features national Aboriginal news, current affairs, features on community and culture, spotlights on entertainment and a cross section of musical genres from very talented artists in the Aboriginal community.

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With the Olympics drawing near, there’s been a lot said in the media, both negative and positive. Four Host First Nation Director Tewanee Joseph gave an overview of what’s happening right now, from last-minute details, to the “Authentic Aboriginal” stamped souvenirs ‘made in China’ controversy.

The First Nations Bank has had a record year, and it’s expected to continue it’s growth trend. First Nations Bank CEO Keith Martell talked about that, plus how Indian Act and First Nations Lands Management Act policies have an effect on borrowing.

The Canadian Council Aboriginal for Aboriginal Business is calling for participants in it’s second mentoring program. The program coordinator will explain the details.

Arizona State Senator Albert Hale has proposed a ban, called “Don’t pay to pray.” Hale explained the rationale behind his proposed bill, which came after three people died during a sweat lodge ceremony performed by James Arthur Ray last fall.

Also, Avatar has been out more than a month now. Indigenous fantasy author Daniel Justice spoke about whether the movie is just eye candy, or is there something deeper?

MUSIC:

Nadjiwon –  Aambe  (CANCON)
Don Amero  –  Help This World (CANCON)
Jani Lauzon  –  Bigger Than All of Us (CANCON)

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