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SPIRIT MOON AT THE WELL LIVING HOUSE

SPIRIT MOON AT THE WELL LIVING HOUSE

MUSKRAT Magazine partnered with the Well Living House to support their second annual fundraiser. The event took place during May’s full moon which, according to Kanienke’haka Elder Jan Kahehti:io Longboat, is known as the “Spirit Moon”. Well Living House was founded by Métis Physician and Research...
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INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS AT HOT DOCS 2014

INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS AT HOT DOCS 2014

While there is much to learn from leading documentary artists and professionals –I was also reminded of how little the industry knows about the Aboriginal community. Written by: Spirit of Birth Director, Rebeka Tabobondung & Producer, Michelle St. John The 2014 Hot Docs Festival was packed full of o...
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FORGIVENESS

FORGIVENESS

My grandfather was a card-carrying member of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  For those of you who might not know the KKK was a terrorist organization that tortured and murdered mostly African Americans but they weren’t fond of a lot of people including Native Americans, Jews and Latino/as. I come from a tradit...
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TIGER LILY WHITE

TIGER LILY WHITE

I don’t usually pay attention to Hollywood gossip, or most Hollywood movies. Today, however, a headline in a news feed caught my eye, “Warner Bros. Plans International and Multi-Racial Peter Pan”. It turns out, in the classic styling of Hollywood lack of imagination and creativity, Warner Brothers is ma...
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THE BIRTH OF THE TORONTO BIRTH CENTRE

THE BIRTH OF THE TORONTO BIRTH CENTRE

Today Indigenous midwives are re-constructing the central role they have played in their communities since time immemorial. With barely a pregnant pause between the announcement of provincial funding and the birth of the Toronto Birth Centre, Seventh Generation Midwives of Toronto (SGMT), an Indigenous...
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