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Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

Naskapi hip-hop group Violent Ground hits the big stage in Montreal

  It doesn’t take long to see that brothers Allan “Lyrik” and Christian “Naskapi” Nabinacaboo are serious about hip-hop – they live and breathe it. Their passion for rapping shines through their actions, words and personas, both on stage and […]

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 […]

MONTREAL, QUE.: August 6, 2017-- Flatbush Zombies perform during Osheaga at Parc Jean Drapeau on Sunday August 6, 2017.  (Tim Snow / EVENKO MANDATORY CREDIT)

Storming Osheaga

Despite inclement weather, some high-profile cancelations (Solange, De La Soul and Lil’ Uzi Vert) and a change of venue, Osheaga still impressed in its 12th year on the festival circuit. Montreal’s foremost music festival held on Île Sainte-Hélène attracted a […]

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 […]

Native Women’s shelter coordinator seeking Indigenous mentors for youth in care

Native Women’s shelter coordinator seeking Indigenous mentors for youth in care

While Eeyou Istchee usually manages to keep Cree children with Cree families, Indigenous children from across Quebec often end up in urban group homes for a myriad of reasons. And every one of them could use a mentor who is […]

Stornoway unveils the first Quebec-mined diamonds at Maison Birks in Montreal

Stornoway unveils the first Quebec-mined diamonds at Maison Birks in Montreal

As the old song goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and Matt Manson’s display of gems confirmed it. Diamonds are special because they are often used to express our love for one another, Manson told reporters at a press […]

Naskapi brothers and Cree cousin pursuing hip-hop dream

Naskapi brothers and Cree cousin pursuing hip-hop dream

The Naskapi rap group Violent Ground started off as a dream in a basement. The brothers who formed the group, Allan Nabiniacaboo (Lyrik) and Chris Nabinacaboo (N9ne Livez), remember hanging out at their mom’s house at the Kawawachikamach First Nation […]

Reconciliation totem travels from B.C. to Montreal

Reconciliation totem travels from B.C. to Montreal

Charles Joseph was 13 years old when he left residential school for good. “When I got home my grandparents took my residential school clothes and burnt them in front of me. They told me, ‘That’s not you,’” Joseph said emphatically. […]

Summer Times: the Nation’s 2017 tourism guide

Summer Times: the Nation’s 2017 tourism guide

As the last of the snow melts, it’s time to plan how to take advantage of the warm weather and time away from work or school. There’s a plethora of activities available to Quebecers. So if you’re planning a few […]

Happy anniversary?

In his piece about a totem pole erected on May 1 in front of Montreal’s Musée des beaux-arts as part of the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations, Nation writer Dan Isaac gives us an interesting quote from the totem’s carver, Charles […]