October 27, 2020

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NICK SHERMAN ON STORIES, SONG, AND RACISM IN THUNDER BAY

NICK SHERMAN ON STORIES, SONG, AND RACISM IN THUNDER BAY

Image credit: nicksherman.ca This week on APTN’s, AMPLIFY, Nick Sherman examines the challenges of living in Thunder Bay as an Indigenous person. The northern Ontario city is notorious for being racist towards Indigenous people—and it is deadly. It’s where 7 Indigenous youth died under similar circumsta...
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SHAWNEE ON AWAKENING HER TWO-SPIRITED IDENTITY

SHAWNEE ON AWAKENING HER TWO-SPIRITED IDENTITY

Shawnee | Image source: AMPLIFY Top ‘Gender-Bending’ singer/ songwriter Shawnee (Mohawk) shares her story on APTN’ S Amplify about awakening her two-spirit identity while building a two-spirit sweat lodge in her community led by Ojibwe-Cree Elder and author Ma-Nee Chacaby. Before the airing, she shared...
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REVIEW - THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

REVIEW – THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN

Scene from The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open | Image source: TIFF.net The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open is a deep contemplative film that reflects on the many layers of privilege that exist within Indigenous communities. The film debuted at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival...
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KUESSIPAN IS STUNNINGLY POETIC & ROOTED IN REALISM

KUESSIPAN IS STUNNINGLY POETIC & ROOTED IN REALISM

Film still from Kuessipan | Image source: TIFF Myriam Verreault directs newcomers Sharon Fontaine-Ishpatao and Yamie Gregoire in a poetically written coming of age story that follows the friendship of two Innu girls from childhood into adolescence. Kuessipan means “to you” or “your turn” in Innu, projec...
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