Indigenous Nationhood Movement

The Vibe Collective : Real Talk. Real Music. Real Vibes. Each and every Saturday 3pm to 5pm on CIUT 89.5FM with DJ Jams, Jamaias DaCosta, Mali DocuVixen, Kemba King, Victoria Grant, Luam Kidane, and Adrian Worrell aka. DJ gryphen. THE VIBE COLLECTIVE IS AN ONGOING DIALOGUE ABOUT HIPHOP, ART, DECOLONIZATION, SOCIAL JUSTICE, IDENTITY, CAPITALISM, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND THE WAYS IN WHICH THESE THINGS INTERSECT, FOLLOWED BY AN HOUR OF MUSIC TO MOVE YOU.

We were in studio with Leanne Simpson and Jarrett Martineau in Vancouver on the phone speaking about Indigenous Nationhood Movement.

The Indigenous Nationhood Movement (INM) is a peoples’ movement for Indigenous nationhood, resurgence, and decolonization. We are a vast circle of people connected through commitments to principled action supporting Indigenous nations in advancing, articulating, reclaiming, expressing, and asserting our nationhood, raising up traditional governments, and reclaiming and reoccupying our homelands. The circle is open to everyone: we are not a political organization, group, or political party—and we are not affiliated with any such groups. We follow the natural course of actions taken by Indigenous peoples struggling to reclaim, rename and reoccupy our homelands, and we seek to help where and when we are asked, by calling on the movement to provide resources, people power, and expertise as needed, situationally, and by constantly expanding the circle through discussions where we gather in person to listen, share and learn from each other, and to solidify relationships and commitments. We honour and respect the diversity of our nations, laws, governance structures and autonomy, and we invite all people to join in building collective power in our communities.



Leanne Betasamosake Simpson is a writer, scholar, storyteller and activist of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry and is a member of Alderville First Nation. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Manitoba, is an instructor at the Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge, Athabasca University.  She has also lectured at Trent University, Ryerson University,  the University of Victoria, the University of British Columbia, the University of Manitoba, the University of Winnipeg and Dechinta Centre for Research and Learning.

Leanne’s fourth book, The Gift is in the Making, a collection of Nishnaabeg stories was published in May 2013 by the Debwe Series, Highwater Press. Her first book of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love is now available from ARP Books and is accompanied by a full length spoken word album.


I am a Cree/Dene digital media producer, curator, journalist, and hip-hop musician from Frog Lake First Nation, Alberta. Currently, I’m based in Victoria [on the Coast Salish & Songhees territories of Turtle Island] where I am a Ph.D. student in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria.

I am interested in the critical intersection of indigeneity, technology, art, aesthetics, music & media; and my research focuses on Indigenous hip-hop as a strategy for decolonization, political resistance and cultural resurgence — as a means of culturally remixing/reimagining/revisioning Indigenous identity.


The Vibe Collective, Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Roundtable Discussion


Playlist- DJ Jams

RC & The Gritz  f. Erykah Badu– Leave me alone
King Reign – Happy Endings
Joey Bada$$ (Dilla) – Two Lips
Gabriel Teodros – Black Love
Spott Muzik f. J Wyze  – World Like A Dollar
Tecla – Wendy Waldman
The Black Opera – Black Friday
Scholars Ent – H.E.R. f. The Other Guys, Taurean M.C, D-Sisive, Sadat X
The Underachievers – Melody of The Free
Jimi Hendrix – Third Stone From The Sun


Playlist- DJ Gryphen

djh2 feat kanye and swayyou ain’t got the answers!
franki payne feat theo3how do you make a monster
gryphenlove and worries
kory deezgotta get it
moka onlywah-ta-dah
elaquent feat allieinterference
shi wisdomlove is you dub 
allieshe knows
smash brovas casserine

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