April 19, 2021

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A LOOK BACK: Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2020

A LOOK BACK: Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto 2020

Section 35 founder, Justin Louis | Photo by Nadya Kwandibens  Due to unprecedented times worldwide, the shift from in-person events has turned to virtual and online streaming. The biennial Indigenous Fashion Week Toronto (IFWTO) presented 15 designers showcasing innovative and choreographed runway prese...
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It’s a Mitig by Bridget George

It’s a Mitig by Bridget George

Bridget George wrote and illustrated her first book, It’s a Mitig published in 2020. It’s a Mitig is available now in stores and online to purchase. George created It’s a Mitig for her son to help connect him to his culture and language and by writing this book it allowed many other readers, young and ....
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INDIGENOUS HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS OF 2020

INDIGENOUS HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS OF 2020

Beaded Apache-Black fringe boots from The Whetung Ojibwe Centre | Image source: Whetung Ojibwe Centre The holidays have arrived and 2020 has been an exceptionally tough year for all of us. Despite not being able to gather with our loved ones in large groups, we can still show our affection in the form o...
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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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