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First Nations agreements, mining regulations, Indigenous art: Bamoseda

This week on Bamoseda: Friday, June 11

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.


There’s been some positive development between First Nations communities and municipalities. Two researchers have found nearly 100 agreements have been signed between different First Nations and towns in B.C.

A recently released Harvard Law School Report has concluded mining regulations in B.C. have been and are unfair to First Nations in the province. The report urges the province to make changes and also makes recommendations to mining companies and First Nations alike.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has been moving ahead with its work after some re-organization and relocating its head office. Justice Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC, gives Bamoseda an update on the Commissions activities.

There are many common threads in Indigenous art in Australia, New Zealand and here in Canada. That’s what Michelle Lavallee, assistant curator of the McKenzie Art Gallery in Regina noticed. She was part of a delegate of Aboriginal curators who attended the 17th Biennale in Sydney, Australia.

The Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards is gearing up for its fifth event this fall. The awards competition is looking for submissions from artists and is also introducing a couple of new categories.