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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 […]

Naskapi caribou hunters cause uproar after taking dozens of caribou in Eeyou Istchee

Naskapi caribou hunters cause uproar after taking dozens of caribou in Eeyou Istchee

Chisasibi’s Lorne Sam found the caribou before he met the Naskapi hunters. “Near kilometre 112 on the Trans-Taiga Highway, there’s a road that goes to one of the excess-dykes for the LG-3 dam,” Sam told the Nation. “I saw a […]

Exodus

I’m calling around for people to give me a boost. But it’s cold and most have left town. It’s the annual pilgrimage to Val-d’Or for some all-out sports event featuring the up-and-coming, the best, the fastest, the oldest, the messiest, […]

Muskrat Falls: Courts shut down dam protest over Labrador’s Lower Churchill Project

Muskrat Falls: Courts shut down dam protest over Labrador’s Lower Churchill Project

Labrador Inuk Ossie Michelin was packing his bags and preparing leave Muskrat Falls on the Churchill River west of Happy Valley-Goose Bay last October 17, a day after the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador issued an injunction forcing protestors […]

Throat Singing at the Ashukan Cultural Space

Throat Singing at the Ashukan Cultural Space

Nina Segalowitz, an Inuk from the Northwest Territories who has lived in Montreal since she was a newborn adopted during the Sixties Scoop, couldn’t learn throat-singing from an Elder, so she and her friend Taqralik Partridge learned from a cassette […]

Buen Clima and Tanya Tagaq at the Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal, September 24 to October 28, 2016 // Dan Wilton / Red Bull Content Pool  // P-20161001-01597 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

Tanya Tagaq wows crowd at Red Bull Music Academy

A shoeless Tanya Tagaq appeared from backstage and the crowd paused in anticipation as she approached the microphone. She greeted audience members in a high-pitched, soft voice, then turned and asked the band, “Are you ready?” The second the rhythm […]

Justice for Aboriginal women in Quebec?

  Last fall, the shocking allegations by Aboriginal women in Val-d’Or of physical and sexual misconduct perpetrated against them by local Sûreté du Québec officers brought a human drama into the light – violence against Indigenous women committed by those […]

Native Artists Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell perform in Montreal

Native Artists Willie Thrasher and Willy Mitchell perform in Montreal

“Hey John! You’re already home! Up here on this stage!” Inuit folksinger Willie Thrasher was shouting between verses of “Eskimo Named Johnny,” a song he wrote a lifetime ago in the 1970s, when he’d just finished surviving residential school and […]

The times they are a-changin’

Many people do not realize that a very big change has happened for First Nation people when it comes to political commitments and more positive relationships from the government of Canada and province of Ontario. We have come from an […]

Montreal Police practicing racial profiling?

Montreal Police practicing racial profiling?

“Have you had any issues with Aboriginal people?” This was the question that police officers in Montreal may have been going door-to-door asking residents of certain neighbourhoods.  It happened at least once – and in a triumph of bad luck […]