June 28, 2017

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THE HISTORY OF RAISED IROQUOIAN BEADWORK

THE HISTORY OF RAISED IROQUOIAN BEADWORK

Picking out a handmade Iroquoian beaded souvenir at Niagara Falls was all the rage for Victorian ladies in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s.| Image Source: iroquoisbeadwork.blogspot.ca In the crowded pow wow arena – the beadwork of the Haudenosaunee people is unmistakable and instantly recognizable. Deli...
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SEVEN YOUTH THAT CAN ROCK A HAND DRUM YO!

SEVEN YOUTH THAT CAN ROCK A HAND DRUM YO!

Image Source: Native Drums Website In Native culture, the drum represents the heartbeat of Mother Earth and is used in many spiritual and ceremonial practices. Here are seven captivating videos of Indigenous youth showing us how to rock the hand drum. Miigwetch (thank you) for sharing your powerful voic...
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CEREMONY & MEDIA WITH NOKOMIS, MARY LOU SMOKE

CEREMONY & MEDIA WITH NOKOMIS, MARY LOU SMOKE

Mary Lou and Dan Smoke. Photo: DodemKanonhsa.ca I realized that the reason I knew where to get those berries was because of the blood memory from my great-great-great grandmother back in 1542. Being an Elder is not something that people get to decide for themselves. Most often it is through their engage...
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13 WAYS TO BOOST BRAINPOWER BY HONOURING CONNECTION

13 WAYS TO BOOST BRAINPOWER BY HONOURING CONNECTION

Photo: Robert Snache In our society, winning means someone has to lose and who wants to be a loser? When it comes to developing our intellectual and creative capacities, the message we get from colonial society is that it’s an individualized and competitive process.  The aim is to be smarter than others...
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MUSKRAT READERS ELECTION RESULTS FOR AFN NATIONAL CHIEF

MUSKRAT READERS ELECTION RESULTS FOR AFN NATIONAL CHIEF

Our poll results demonstrate support for electoral change at the AFN making it more inclusive of the diversity of Indigenous communities while also engaging traditional government systems. The election for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) took place in Winnipeg earlier this week on...
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