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NISHNAABENDAA NOOGO – WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

NISHNAABENDAA NOOGO – WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

In a conversation with himself Miskwaanakwad teaches us how to ask and respond to the question of where we are from – a big thing in Indian Country. Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaab...
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NISHNAABENDAA NOOGO & JIIZAS

NISHNAABENDAA NOOGO & JIIZAS

With the help of his friend Jiizas and some spectacular sound effects, Musky teaches us (giinwan) must know phrases in Anishinaabemowin. Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwa...
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NISHNAABENDAA NOOGO & THE FIERO SYSTEM

NISHNAABENDAA NOOGO & THE FIERO SYSTEM

Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwaanakwad learned a small bit of Anishinaabemowin growing up and in recent years he has sought to learn more of the language in order to he...
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SEVEN MINUTES WITH MUSKY: NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO

SEVEN MINUTES WITH MUSKY: NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO

Miskwaanakwad Rice is Anishinaabe from Wasauksing First Nation, an island along the shores of Mnido Gamii in Anishinaabe Akiing. Like many Anishinaabek his age, Miskwaanakwad learned a small bit of Anishinaabemowin growing up and in recent years he has sought to learn more of the language in order to he...
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UNSETTLING CANADA 150 IN CEREMONY AND PROTEST

UNSETTLING CANADA 150 IN CEREMONY AND PROTEST

Joseph Mandamin waits for the arrival of Edward George, who is paddling alongside the Water Walkers to raise awareness for water issues in the Great Lakes.  Across Turtle Island Canada Day 2017 marked a day of Indigenous celebration of cultural survival, protest, and ceremony from over 150 years of colo...
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Debate on a Plane

Debate on a Plane

Water Protectors in Protest on Highway 1806 | Image source: Ashley Nadjiwon This story was written by Sterlin Harjo and originally appeared in the November 16 edition of The Tulsa Voice. What kind of warrior am I? How had I not suspected her? I was so busy deflecting shade being thrown at me from oil .....
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Duncan Campbell Scott was a Dickhead

Duncan Campbell Scott was a Dickhead

November 2015, the CBC covered the installation of a new historical plaque in Ottawa’s Beechwood Cemetery (i). The plaque stands by the grave of Duncan Campbell Scott, replacing the one erected in 2011 to honour Scott’s contributions to Canadian literature as one of the “Confederation poets”. Scott was...
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