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APTN documentary series Arm Nation focuses on Mistissini “pullers”

APTN documentary series Arm Nation focuses on Mistissini “pullers”

A new documentary series on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) aims to challenge common preconceptions of arm-wrestling as a pastime reserved for schoolyards or dank taverns. Arm Nation shines a light on the growing popularity of competitive arm-wrestling in […]

Longtime Cree journalist Emma Saganash retires from CBC North

Longtime Cree journalist Emma Saganash retires from CBC North

After over 40 years as a journalist, host and manager with CBC North, Emma Saganash is calling it a career and retiring from the media business to focus on her family. Saganash has left an indelible mark on CBC North’s […]

Indigenous journalist spoofs the issues on Walking Eagle News

Indigenous journalist spoofs the issues on Walking Eagle News

In this Trump-ed up era of “fake news”, Native journalist Tim Fontaine‘s satirical website Walking Eagle News pokes fun at Native issues, the relationships between Indigenous peoples and Canada as well as many other aspects of current events. Fontaine was […]

Artist manager looking to launch Cree Nation’s own event-planning company

Artist manager looking to launch Cree Nation’s own event-planning company

Steve Einish, known mainly for his role in managing Native hip-hop group Violent Ground, is embarking on a new path in his music career by launching his own event-planning company called Nomad Entertainment. Based in Wemindji, where Einish recently moved […]

Uniting men to end violence against women and children

Uniting men to end violence against women and children

Over 1000 men participated in a national event in Ottawa this past October to fast, wear moose hide patches, rally together and talk about how they can contribute to ending violence against women and children. “The Moose Hide Campaign is […]

It’s the little things

It’s the little things

When choosing the perfect gift for a friend, family member or significant other, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all present. I’ve always found that the closest thing to a rule worth following when scouring for the perfect gift is to pay attention. […]

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal offers a world of exquisite drink

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal offers a world of exquisite drink

Every year I encourage people to attend the wine and spirits show in Montreal. It’s not to encourage them to drink but rather to expand their knowledge and choices when it comes to social occasions. With the holiday season rapidly […]

Genocidal acts

I will try to marshal the arguments but first I must follow my heart. And my heart is angry. I remember back in 2001, when Mathew Coon Come faced a torrent of denunciation as AFN National Grand Chief because he […]

You ill what you eat

I once observed my nephew conduct an observation study on a burger from a very popular fast food chain (starts with an M, ends with an s). In his study, he purchased the popular beef burger and kept it in […]

Tea & Bannock: Brian Drain

A recent article in The Atlantic magazine, “The Blackfeet Brain Drain” made an impression on me. Written by Sterling Holywhitemountain, the first lines read: “Some Native kids who leave to pursue education find themselves stuck between a longing to help […]