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Tenth anniversary of landmark UN agreement is a time for tempered celebration

Tenth anniversary of landmark UN agreement is a time for tempered celebration

It was a long struggle to finalize negotiations of the Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations a decade ago. But it’s proving to be an even longer path to the adoption of the UNDRIP by […]

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 […]

Toronto conference hones the cutting edge of Indigenous schooling

Toronto conference hones the cutting edge of Indigenous schooling

Delegates from across the world, including several from the Cree School Board and the Cree Department of Justice and Correctional Services, gathered in Toronto in July to take part in the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE). Hosted by […]

Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

Air Creebec reflects and looks to future on 35th anniversary

On July 5, 1982, a bright orange Twin Otter took off from the Val-d’Or airport. After stops in Matagami, Rupert House, Eastmain, Wemindji and Fort George, the plane landed in Whapmagoostui, marking the maiden voyage of Air Creebec and Eeyou […]

APTN announces Aboriginal Day Live; other celebrations planned in Val-d’Or, Chibougamau

APTN announces Aboriginal Day Live; other celebrations planned in Val-d’Or, Chibougamau

An impromptu freestyle rap announced the line-up of 2017’s Aboriginal Day Live (ADL) at a press conference livestreamed May 25 on Facebook by Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). “It’s 8 am in LA, so this has got to be the […]

The Santa workout

Grasping the handle of the super-sized shopping cart, I join the long line of sweating, winter-coat-swaddled shoppers a hundred metres deep. We are all waiting our turn at the automated checkout machines. One of the machines has communication issues with […]

Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

Eeyou Istchee Powwow Roundup

Rain fails to dampen Niimuuhiikan celebration Big Rock’s annual powwow took place August 20-21 with Luke MacLeod bringing on Justice Debassige as the new coordinator for Mistissini’s fourth annual celebration. Inclement weather forced the powwow to move indoors to the […]

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 […]