Sihkos’ Story: Residential school remembrances of a little brown ‘white’ girl

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). = = = […]

REVIEWS: New CDs from Robbie Robertson; Derek Miller

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, […]

REVIEW: Kinnie Starr, “A Different Day”

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 […]

First Nations education rally heads for the Hill

(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,’ […]