November 12, 2018

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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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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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Looting of Métis Possessions Poses Barrier to Reconciliation

Looting of Métis Possessions Poses Barrier to Reconciliation

Photo: Library and Archives Canada As gunfire erupted in Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, Métis leader Louis Riel held up his crucifix and fervently prayed for victory. Although the Métis were victorious at the Battle of Duck Lake, Canada ultimately crushed the Northwest Resistance. Looting of Métis possessions...
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RACISM, AND ANTI-SEAL CAMPAIGNS VS. KUKUM KITCHEN

RACISM, AND ANTI-SEAL CAMPAIGNS VS. KUKUM KITCHEN

Film still of Angry Inuk | Image source: National Film Board Welcome to the Seal Meat Fiasco 2017 which includes an Indigenous restaurant: Kukum Kitchen which features seal meat, an anti-seal petition from animal rights activists demanding the seal meat be removed from their menu, and a counter petition...
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Ku-kum Kitchen: Now Open

Ku-kum Kitchen: Now Open

Kū-kŭm storefront + braised venison tenderloin. All photos: Sarena Johnson  Kū-kŭm is boldly entering the culinary scene as Tkaronto’s first Indigenous fine dining restaurant. Located at 581 Mount Pleasant Rd., this uptown neighbourhood gem boasts Indigenous traditional cuisine in a casual fine dining a...
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