Virtually from the start, Canada has defined Indigenous peoples’ very existence as the “Indian Problem.” But for us, it’s been “The Canadian Problem” we’ve had to contend with.
The story of the Winnipeg Aqueduct might seem of little consequence or interest to anyone except those curious about a particular time and place. It actually represents a case study in colonialism, where the local and the global are one and the same.
The ‘Sixties Scoop’ removed thousands of Aboriginal kids; now, an Ontario court has heard the latest phase of a class action suit seeking compensation for adoptees’ loss of “Aboriginal customs, traditions and practices.” We spoke with a Scoop survivor.
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In Canada’s north, food access and affordability are major issues. We speak to the mayor of Nunavut’s capital city to discuss her territory’s challenges with food insecurity and the federal ‘Nutrition North’ subsidy program.
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Nearly 20 weeks into our show, we thought it was worthwhile to start a list of other Indigenous programs sharing this sphere of podcasting.
Well-known Indigenous broadcaster Jesse Wente shares his personal and political perspective on police treatment of Aboriginal people.
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A hard look at the past and present of MEDIA INDIGENA inspires its founding editor to stake out a bold new future.
Update on ambitious crowdfunder in support of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, a community whose water has quenched Winnipeg’s thirst for the past century, but are unable to drink it themselves.
Doc tells story of three First Nation men thought to be among 500 children molested by priest over two decades.
After weeks of work, the audiobook version of Waubgeshig Rice’s debut stories now a reality for its 200+ crowdfunders
Canada’s imposed ‘Transparency’ Act for First Nations obscures as much as it supposedly reveals, writes Rick Harp.
As our Kickstarter draws ever closer to the finish line, you’ll want to hear the once-in-a-lifetime offer artist Aaron Paquette has made to inspire your pledge.
You love Aboriginal literature. He’s an award-winning Anishinaabe author. Invest in MEDIA INDIGENA’s crowdfunding campaign to transform Waubgeshig Rice’s debut stories into an audiobook.
Canada Reads has never featured a book written by a native woman in its top 5 finalists. Sarah Hunt says it’s high time this changed.
Help us enrich the world of audiobooks with more Aboriginal content by backing our crowdfunding campaign to convert ‘Midnight Sweatlodge’ into spoken words
Released in Spring 2013, “Clearing the Plains” has garnered University of Regina historian James Daschuk both attention and awards.
Will this “historic gathering of movements” live up to its hype? Dan David investigates the People’s Social Forum, to see how deep this ‘bro-mance’ goes between Indigenous types and lefty socialists.
The second installment in the re-published Indigenous language learning blog, ‘MimiCree’
A look at the zero-sum battle between Money-and-Pipelines versus Environment-and-People.