Spanning 300 years of colonialism across a range of time periods and themes, this exhibition is a love letter to the resilience of Indigenous people.
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.
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.
A student’s response to Idle No More’s Nina Wilson presentation at #UMNATV Colloquium (5th in series)
Andrea St. Pierre, a Native Studies Masters student at U of M, thinks back on a talk by Leslie Spillet at #UMNATV Colloquium (4th in series)
U of M Native Studies Masters student Jason Bone discusses presentation by Adam Gaudry to #UMNATV Colloquium (3rd in series)
U of M Native Studies Masters student Joe Dipple discusses co-presentation at the #UMNATV Colloquium by Larry Morrissette and Lawrence Deane, co-authors of “Indians Wear Red: Colonialism, Resistance, and Aboriginal Street Gangs.” (2nd in series)
First in a series of graduate student writings from the #UMNATV Colloquium series. Here, Native Studies Masters student Janice Bone discusses a presentation by Wab Kinew
The fifth in a series of writings about one survivor’s time at a Prairies residential school and beyond.
The fourth in a series of Indian residential school reminiscences from a survivor of Saskatchewan and Manitoba schools in the 1950s.
The third in a series by a residential school survivor who attended institutions in Saskatchewan and Manitoba in the 1950s.
The second in an ongoing series of writings by a survivor of Canada’s residential school system.
Jane Glennon (Woodland Cree), B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., is a retired social worker, counsellor and teacher who currently lives in Prince Albert, SK. A member of the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, her published work includes “Traditional Parenting,” a chapter in the book, As We See… Aboriginal Pedagogy (University of Saskatchewan Extension Press, 1998). = = = […]
Amidst the tulips, tourists, and perfectly landscaped government spaces of Ottawa, lives an understated yet growing independent arts scene. Though sometimes hard to spot for those casually passing through, this scene — rife with small galleries, film collectives, indie music shows, and festivals — has helped to transform the side streets of the nation’s capital […]
If only it’d been a colour-blind date, bemoans Dawn Dumont
DEREK MILLER Derek Miller with Double Trouble Juksa Records | 2011 MI Rating: ★★★1/2 (out of 5) —————— ◊ —————— Renowned for his live, blues-inflected, roots rock sound, guitarist and singer/songwriter/producer and actor Derek Miller (Mohawk/Six Nations) first gained national attention when he toured with the iconic Buffy Sainte-Marie in the late ’90s. His raw, […]
A multidisciplinary artist who’s immersed her energy across several fields, Kinnie Starr‘s interests range from music, visual arts and women’s issues (she possesses a Women’s Studies degree from Queen’s University) to leading youth workshops and being a yoga expert. However Starr is most recognized for her musical output which began to raise much notoriety within […]
Report filed by Samantha Butler (TORONTO) — At 8 p.m., Wed. Oct. 20, a Maori boy set off with one thousand Torontonians on a guided tour of his life. Known simply as ‘Boy,’ the 11-year-old shows off a rickety farm house in rural New Zealand, where he lives with his Gran, younger brother, and five […]
Rober de Jesús Guachetá: The Work Goes On 19 min. | 2009 | Colombia Directed by the Cineminga Collective Screening at imagineNATIVE Friday Oct 22 @ 3 pm, Al Green Theatre (Bloor at Spadina) Spanish with English subtitles MI Rating: ★★★★★ (out of 5) —————— ◊ —————— This movie opens with a young Indigenous boy […]
(OTTAWA) — Hundreds of First Nations people from across the country rallied on Parliament Hill yesterday in support of increased education funding. Among the messages displayed on demonstrators’ signs: ‘Our children, Our future, Our way!’, ‘Respect our Treaties’, and ‘Education Means Graduation.’ The rally was the culmination of a ‘National Week of Action on Education,’ […]