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EAT, SING, LOVE: IN CONVERSATION WITH TANYA TAGAQ

EAT, SING, LOVE: IN CONVERSATION WITH TANYA TAGAQ

I’ve had everything from people throwing their beer bottles at me and screaming, and people angry, and people crying their faces off like really crying from right in their heart. I’ve had laughing. I’ve had boners. Tanya Tagaq Chats with Native Waves Radio Host Janet Rogers about spirit, music food, and...
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PARTY LIKE A MATRIARCH

PARTY LIKE A MATRIARCH

In this photo: Lindsay Eekwol Knight w/DJ Kookum A Showcase of Indigenous Female Hip Hop Acts While the East Coast vs. West Coast Hip Hop debates continue to rage, it’s the female Hip Hop artists who are still vying for a place in the upper echelons of the genre. So it’s important, for the artists ...
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SMALL ISLAND, BIG VOICE: REZ'91 STORYTELLER CONCERT

SMALL ISLAND, BIG VOICE: REZ’91 STORYTELLER CONCERT

Robbie Antone’s Blues Machine. Photo: Caroline Holm In our culture storytelling is a way to preserve our history as Anishnaabe people. Wasauksing First Nation is a small island with a big voice. The fourth annual Storyteller Concert was held at Wasauksing’s community arena in August 2014. The Anis...
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KANIENKE’HAKA CELLIST DAWN AVERY

KANIENKE’HAKA CELLIST DAWN AVERY

Photo: Dawn Avery Performs at Spirit Moon Well Living House 2014 The more I learn the language, the more it changes me. The whole vibration of the sounds, and also the worldview embedded in the language is so profound, that even just learning one word and using it in your life, really can change you… .....
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NEOINDIGENA: DANCE, PERFORMANCE, & HEALING

NEOINDIGENA: DANCE, PERFORMANCE, & HEALING

Can sensing stories emerge from someone else’s body be healing and transformative? In reflecting on the experience of bearing witness to NeoIndigenA, I am reminded of how the body can be a strong conduit for spirit teachings.   Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Santee Smith has this to say...
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BEAR WITNESS ON THE JUNO WIN AND A TRIBE CALLED RED

BEAR WITNESS ON THE JUNO WIN AND A TRIBE CALLED RED

Photo: Crystal Schick/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS This past Sunday March 30, 2014, fans of A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) celebrated with the group as they took home the JUNO prize for Breakthrough Group of the Year. The hard earned, and well-deserved win was especially poignant since the group was competing outside...
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TOMSON HIGHWAY TALKS TWO-SPIRITS, LOVE, AND PERFORMANCE

TOMSON HIGHWAY TALKS TWO-SPIRITS, LOVE, AND PERFORMANCE

Photo: Sean Howard Photography MM: What do you believe sparked your vision of the (Post) Mistress and how did it evolve musically?  TH: [It was] the difference between the straight line and the circle [that inspired me]. In European cultures, the structure of life is one of a straight line, one that goe...
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