The sorry state of many Indigenous languages is no accident. Far from being ‘lost,’ our mother tongues have been under constant attack.
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.
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.
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.
The second installment in the re-published Indigenous language learning blog, ‘MimiCree’
A journal from Rick Harp’s days studying Cree records the victories and vexations that go with taking on a tongue so different from English.
How a pair of imitation ‘Indians’ at an event commemorating Sir John A. Macdonald got Indigenous Twitter talking
A scan of Indigenous related crowdfunding campaigns, from film to health
Mainstream media that try to distil a whirlwind of voices and visions into a soundbite or two, risk confusing their audiences as to who and what Idle No More is actually about
I didn’t really mean to be too provocative with that headline. (Okay, that’s a lie. Still, if it got your attention…) But, I have to say it: all these calls of late for nation-to-nation relationships between the Crown and Indigenous peoples? They don’t appear to have been backed up in practice on much if not […]
As people frantically try to get a handle on the explosive, never-a-dull-day developments in Indian Country lately, one recent exchange in the media caught my attention: the battle to characterize and frame the semi-spontaneous events on the ground collectively known as ‘Idle No More.’ The exchange began when National Post columnist Andrew Coyne asserted the […]