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Montreal and Val d’Or celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

Montreal and Val d’Or celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day

As the solstice sun sparkled on the mighty river, the warm air was full of jubilant song and dance, carrying a spirit of hope and healing for Canada’s First Nations. It is fitting that National Indigenous Peoples Day is held […]

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

The Nation’s annual roundup of ways to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

This June 21 marks Canada’s first official National Indigenous Peoples Day. Of course, it’s not a new day, nor a statutory holiday – just a name for a day. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the name-change announcement during last year’s […]

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

The Tourist Train: the Nation’s annual summer tourism guide

As the snow melts and spring becomes a certainty here in Montreal, people are emerging from hibernation, losing layers and getting out to enjoy what the city has to offer. While warm weather might still be a few weeks away […]

The aura of N.W.A rubs off on members of the NorthStars and Violent Ground in Montreal

The aura of N.W.A rubs off on members of the NorthStars and Violent Ground in Montreal

The early hip-hop group N.W.A is one of the most influential foundations of genre. Drawing on their experiences with racism and poverty, their music resonated with audiences who hadn’t heard their lives described in such unflinching lyrical detail. Two Indigenous […]

Healing together: Montreal Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women memorial raises awareness

Healing together: Montreal Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women memorial raises awareness

A gathering for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) was held at Montreal’s Native Friendship Centre February 14, and marked the 27th year of memorials for MMIWG across Canada. Words and songs of support for the safety of […]

Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry reveals tensions with the Montreal police

Quebec’s Indigenous inquiry reveals tensions with the Montreal police

Mohawk Elder Sedalia Fazio led an opening ceremony and prayer recognizing her nation’s territory to begin the 14th week of the Public Inquiry Commission on Relations Between Indigenous Peoples and Certain Public Services, also known as the Viens Commission, at […]

Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

Montreal Car Show showcases the future in road travel

The 2018 Montreal Car Show offered the car enthusiast a true overview of the automobile innovations of the last 100 years. For example, the first Ford Model-T engine built in 1908 was capable of running on normal gasoline, kerosene or […]

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 […]