January 16, 2021

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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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what is hanky panky, what if hanky panky

what is hanky panky, what if hanky panky

Hanky Panky by Kent Monkman, 2020. Scroll down to choose to view the uncensored image. Earlier this month, Cree artist Kent Monkman’s painting ‘Hanky Panky’ was unveiled on social media, intending to highlight the “Canadian (in)justice system” and the violence against Indig...
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WHAT I’VE SEEN

WHAT I’VE SEEN

Oneida Youth on Parliament Hill, December 2018. Photo by Brandon Doxtator Yesterday I saw misery, pain and Yesterday I saw my people take a stand for justice Today I saw arrests, and treaty rights being stepped on Today I saw my brothers and sisters forcibly removed from their land Tomorrow I will see r...
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