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The Mikw Chiyâm festival launches a new generation of artists

The Mikw Chiyâm festival launches a new generation of artists

The Mikw Chiyâm team held its third annual arts festival June 23 in Nemaska. This is the end-of-year gathering for all students enrolled in the Mikw Chiyâm Arts Concentration Program in the James Bay area. The students displayed artwork, both […]

Indigenous artwork showcased at G7 summit

Indigenous artwork showcased at G7 summit

While the recent G7 Summit of world leaders in Charlevoix may be best remembered for Donald Trump’s parting shots at Justin Trudeau, some commentators lauded its achievements in promoting gender equality and ocean protections. Indigenous leaders hoped that the global […]

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 […]

Annie Pootoogook, caught between two worlds

Annie Pootoogook, caught between two worlds

Her life, like her art, was situated between two worlds. And both her worlds featured soaring highs and tragic lows. Annie Pootoogook’s life ended just over a year ago, on September 19, 2016. In her 47 years of life, Pootoogook’s […]

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

First People’s Fest explores issues of Indigenous identity

Aboriginal culture and recognition was celebrated during the 27th First People’s Festival in Montréal August 2-9 with films, live music and art installations that showcased multi-disciplinary Indigenous art from around the globe. The opening gala at the BanQ National Library […]

Mikw Chiyâm Art Showcase

Mikw Chiyâm Art Showcase

On June 24, the MikwChiyam Arts Festival was held in Chisasibi. This event was the first-ever end-of-year gathering of all the students enrolled in the MikwChiyam Arts Concentration Program in Eeyou Istchee. Students from Mistissini and Waskaganish traveled to the […]

Taking on the Yukon Wilderness

Taking on the Yukon Wilderness

As Canada approaches its 150th birthday, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on our country and what it means to be Canadian. We all know what a stereotypical Canadian is supposed to be: Timmies drinking, hockey loving, outdoorsy, […]

Changing with the seasons

Well, it looks like winter is just around the corner. I am surprised that the leaves are changing colour in mid-September but then again I am in the north and that should be expected. After one of the warmest summers […]

Jumping for joy at Osheaga

Jumping for joy at Osheaga

The three days of madness that marked Montreal’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival didn’t disappoint the estimated 135,000 people who flocked to Parc Jean-Drapeau July 29 to August 1 to catch live performances from top musicians across all genres of […]

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

First People’s Festival brings first-rate Aboriginal artists to Montreal

Summer is the season to relax and enjoy life. One of the best ways to take advantage of the good weather is at Montreal’s First Peoples Festival, which from August 3 to 10 will showcase Indigenous culture makers from around […]