G8/20, HST, National Aboriginal Day: Bamoseda report
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G8/20, HST, National Aboriginal Day: Bamoseda report

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, June 25

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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The “Defenders of the Land” — a group of First Nation citizens, have denounced the G8 and G20 summits because world leaders are not recognizing Indigenous rights.

The Defenders of the Land and other groups have planned events for the National Aboriginal Day of Action, June 24th, and have aligned their events to coincide with the summits in the hopes of attracting international media attention.

A Unity Pow Wow was held on National Aboriginal Day in Huntsville, Ont., to honour the world leaders ahead of the G8 Summit being held there. Organizers had hoped to catch the eye of some of the world leaders to let them know First Nations do have a presence in this country.

First Nations in Ontario have won their battle to maintain their current tax exemption rights, under the newly imposed Harmonized Sales Tax in the province.

The Metis Nation of Ontario has recently signed an unprecedented agreement. MNO has signed a general relationship agreement with Great Lakes PowerTransmission.

Cree author/playwright Tomson Highway hopes his cabaret will speak to world leaders while they are in Toronto for the G20. Highway is reminding Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the 21st Nation in the mix is Aboriginal Canada, and that the PM is hosting the summits in First Nation territories.

MUSIC

Olivia Tailfeathers — “Universe Song” (CANCON)
Digging Roots — “Plant the Seeds” (CANCON)
Derek Miller — “Stormy Eyes” (CANCON)

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