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Aboriginal survey, Green Energy Act, Miss Universe Canada in this week's Bamoseda report

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, April 9

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 Aboriginal People’s Survey is the first study of it’s kind. Findings include that most Aboriginal people consider the city their home, and not their affiliated First Nation or community. More than 2,500 urban Aboriginal people were interviewed for the study and almost the same amount of non-Aboriginal people were also interviewed. Find out what else was important to both audiences in the survey.

A First Nation in Ontario is taking advantage of the province’s relatively new Green Energy Act. Serpent River First Nation is jumping on board in the green energy industry and it’s not quite what comes to mind. Chief Isadore Day discusses the new project in his community.

It’s been in the news and has come under fire. It’s the pardon process in the country. It was only last week that media found out that former coach Graham James was pardoned three years ago. The ex-hockey coach was sentenced to three and a half years in prison in 1997 after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting Sheldon Kennedy and another unnamed player. Former NHLer Theo Fleury is welcoming government demands to review the pardon process. But, Jonathan Rudin, lawyer and program director at Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto has a word of caution about a possible review.

Bamoseda co-op student Deidre Contin has a report on the International Polar Year Youth Time Capsule Project.

And an Enoch Cree Nation woman is a contestant in this year’s Miss Universe Canada. Not only is Ashley Callingbull wanting to become the first CREE Miss Universe Canada, she wants your vote for the People’s Choice Award.

MUSIC

Dead Indians – “The Good Life” (CANCON)
Dwayne Pamajewon – “Red Machine” (CANCON)
Shakti Hayes – “The Best of Me” (CANCON)

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