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Métis mischief

The Métis triggered a wave that started in Winnipeg last month, and then rolled right across the country. At the Métis Nation’s annual general assembly in the Manitoba capital November 28, the national council approved a map of a “Métis […]

A Christian thing to do?

It’s not a new thing for Indigenous people to experience the determination Christians have to spread the word of God. Some historical speculation even suggests that the name Europeans use for us, Cree, is derived from a French word – […]

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 […]

Montreal First Peoples Festival announces programming

Montreal First Peoples Festival announces programming

The 28th edition of the Montreal First Peoples Festival was unveiled July 24 to the press at the city’s Grande Bibliothèque. “Indigenous presence is the quiet and unstoppable strength of the emergence of voices that will never again be confined […]

A new atlas maps Indigenous histories across Canada

A new atlas maps Indigenous histories across Canada

As a kid, maps and atlases brought the world to life for me, combining the stories of land and people in a visual way. So when Canadian Geographic recently asked me to help edit their new Indigenous Peoples Atlas of […]

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 […]

New role models to empower the youth

New role models to empower the youth

For countless kids around the world, comic books are the gateway to reading for pleasure and an opportunity to project themselves into imaginative stories of powerful heroes. Naturally, they look for characters they can relate to. Finding accurate depictions in […]

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

Canada set to flout UNDRIP in Kinder Morgan purchase

  Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government risks sparking a constitutional crisis with First Nations over its $4.5 billion purchase of Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline project. The controversial 987-kilometre pipeline expansion from Edmonton to a saltwater port in Burnaby, […]

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Building on the past: honouring the architect of Oujé-Bougoumou’s first structure

A Shaputuan – sometimes spelled sabutan – is a traditional Cree longhouse shelter with a door on each end. One door represents a respect for knowledge passed forward from the Elders. The other symbolizes new kinds of learning taken out […]