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2020: Taming the Wétiko Virus: 2021

2020: Taming the Wétiko Virus: 2021

“Windigo” by Norval Morrisseau, 1964. MUSKRAT Reflections for a New Year Yes, this is another reflection piece for 2020. No, it will not be a list of events you can easily find with a Google search. Still, no year in review can skip over the impact of the COVID-19 virus that has, at minimum,...
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CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS RENEWING CULTURAL DIPLOMACY

CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS RENEWING CULTURAL DIPLOMACY

The Canadian Senate | Image source: Clayton Windatt I wanted to take a moment to reflect a bit on relationship building in the arts and how the term “Cultural Diplomacy” has begun to occupy a greater amount of space in my life. Relationship building is complicated, and has intricate details that impact...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IS IT?

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: WHAT TIME OF THE DAY IS IT?

Elements from the Heart Silk Scarf | Image source: Jamie Okuma “Giwiiwaabamin – I am going to see you” ~ 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 learne...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: SEEING PEOPLE IN OJIBWAY

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO: SEEING PEOPLE IN OJIBWAY

Visions by Bart Meekis | Image source: wahsa.mb.ca “Niwaabania – I see him/her” ~ 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 Anishi...
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NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO - WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

NISHNAABEMDAA NOONGO – 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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