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MUSKRAT'S TOP TEN SONGS OF 2021

MUSKRAT’S TOP TEN SONGS OF 2021

Each year we are blessed with more music from talented Indigenous musicians. Oftentimes, Indigenous musicians are underrated in the genres they perform in, from the bad ass lyrics of the Prado Monroe to the soulful timelessness of Caleigh Cardinal. That’s why we want to show our love and celebrate Indig...
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INDIGENOUS MUSIC TO GET YOU THROUGH THE NOVEMBER RAIN

INDIGENOUS MUSIC TO GET YOU THROUGH THE NOVEMBER RAIN

Photo: Cover art from “Indigenous” by Sinematic As the days grow shorter and we prepare for the winter ahead, MUSKRAT has new Indigenous music to add to your playlist. Here are seven vibrant Indigenous songs to lift your spirits and keep you cozy and warm.  INDIGENOUS (MÉTIS & CREE)...
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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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ZEEGWON SHILLING PERFORMS AT THE GCHI DEWIN FESTIVAL

ZEEGWON SHILLING PERFORMS AT THE GCHI DEWIN FESTIVAL

Back at the beginning of winter biboon, MUSKRAT Magazine and ReZ Radio 91.3 FM co-presented the well-attended 5th Annual Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytellers Festival in Wasauksing First Nation (Lighting the 7th Fire at the Gchi Dewin Indigenous Storytelling Festival) and Parry Sound, Ontario. Over the ne...
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