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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 […]

Marked for life – new documentary revives the art of traditional Inuit tattoos

Marked for life – new documentary revives the art of traditional Inuit tattoos

Back in 2005, when Iqaluit filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril was considering a traditional tattoo in the style common for Inuit women until the mid-20th century, she could find only one living woman who still had tattoos – a 104-year-old Elder named […]

Tim Whiskeychan’s $5 coin now available

Tim Whiskeychan’s $5 coin now available

Tim Whiskeychan is officially a minted success. In September, the Nation reported that the Royal Canadian Mint would use the Cree artist’s design for a special edition $5 coin. The coin, which features a Cree hunter aiming his bow at […]