Category: Arts and Entertainment

From canvas to clothes: how a renowned Cree artist is making her art and designs prêt-à-porter

From canvas to clothes: how a renowned Cree artist is making her art and designs prêt-à-porter

Whapmagoostui’s Natasia Mukash is known as a talented painter and visual artist. Now she is taking her traditionally inspired work in a new direction. She’s making her artwork wearable by designing textiles and printing her designs onto premade garments. “I […]

NEWPORT, RI -  JULY 1967:  Singer songwriter and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie performs at the Newport Folk Festival in July, 1967 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Photo by David Gahr/Getty Images)

Rumble sweeps documentary honours at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World chronicles the forgotten history of Indigenous influence in American music by interviewing renowned artists, producers, writers and family members of icons. Produced by Rezolution Pictures and co-directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, […]

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Documentary on the Sixties Scoop illuminates a universal thread

Birth of a Family is a touching chronicle of four siblings coming together, 50 years after being torn apart by the Sixties Scoop. In association the National Film Board and directed by Cree-Nakota filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, the documentary follows the […]

imagineNATIVE offers opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers

imagineNATIVE offers opportunities for Indigenous filmmakers

imagineNATIVE is a celebration of Indigenous film. It’s also a hustle for executives trying to find the next big name in Indigenous cinema and Indigenous filmmakers looking for funding or distribution for their work. In other words, it’s a working […]

Chasing the dream

My son makes an observation. He asks, “Dad, why are you watching Montreal so much?” My answer to him was, “You know my boy, as a Bruins fan, I love watching the Habs lose and lately they’ve been losing a […]

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop – they live and breathe it. Their passion for rapping shines through their actions, words and personas, both on stage and […]

MONTREAL, QUE.: August 6, 2017-- Flatbush Zombies perform during Osheaga at Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday August 6, 2017.  (Tim Snow / EVENKO MANDATORY CREDIT)

Storming Osheaga

Despite inclement weather, some high-profile cancelations (Solange, De La Soul and Lil’ Uzi Vert) and a change of venue, Osheaga still impressed in its 12th year on the festival circuit. Montreal’s foremost music festival held on Île Sainte-Hélène attracted a […]

Mariame wins best pop album at Indigenous Music Awards

Mariame wins best pop album at Indigenous Music Awards

The Indigenous music industry in Canada has upped the ante and decided to add a more professional sheen to its annual awards show. Previously known as the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards, the event has re-emerged after a year’s hiatus […]

Rumble rocks Toronto

Rumble rocks Toronto

The Canadian premiere of Rezolution Pictures’ award-winning film, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, was held April 30 at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto. The film, directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, chronicles the […]

Mariame heading to the Indigenous Music Awards

Mariame heading to the Indigenous Music Awards

These days Mariame Hasni is on a high. In early April, nominations for the 2017 Indigenous Music Awards were announced, and the Cree singer found her name in two of the categories – Best Pop Album and Best New Artist. […]