December 14, 2018

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POWWOW TRAIL LEADS TO GATHERING

POWWOW TRAIL LEADS TO GATHERING

Photo by Robert Snache | Image source: spirithands.smugmug.com. All Rights Reserved. Powwow is a way of life for some families. Here we get a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the colourful, chaotic and culture-infused lives of three families on the powwow trail. STORY BY TARA GATEWOOD (ISLETA PUEBLO...
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HEALING THROUGH BIRCH BARK BITING

HEALING THROUGH BIRCH BARK BITING

Birch bark biting can be used to make quillwork | Image source: Mary Annette Pember “I see the design through my eye teeth,” said Denise Lajimodiere, Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe. “I keep my eyes closed when I work because I see the design in the darkness,” said Lajimodiere of her work in birch bark ....
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JOURNEY TO RECONCILIATION INSPIRED BY INDIGENOUS ARTISTS

JOURNEY TO RECONCILIATION INSPIRED BY INDIGENOUS ARTISTS

A close up of the Bentwood Box created by Coast Salish artist Luke Marston.  Art is a major factor in moving forward in the journey of reconciliation.| Image Source: www.the-peak.ca Canada Council for Arts has just revealed six provocative community based art projects as part of their new landmark {Re}c...
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SACRED WATER WALK 2015: LIVING IN THE SEVENTH FIRE

SACRED WATER WALK 2015: LIVING IN THE SEVENTH FIRE

The St.Lawrence River at Sunset. | Image Source: www.corewalking.com In 2000, author, and respected Midewin Elder, Eddie Benton (Ojibway) spoke at a large gathering in Pipestone, Minnesota where he prophesied that if society continues to neglect its responsibility for the waters -30 years from now an ou...
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BRAIDS OF RESISTANCE: COMMUNITY CREATION

BRAIDS OF RESISTANCE: COMMUNITY CREATION

Participants in the Braids of Resistance workshops created braids to weave into a larger one, dedicating their portion to someone significant in their life. Ombaasin means “to be lifted by the wind” in Anishinaabemowin. The Ombaasin Collective is a team of word and image warriors which includes, Elwood...
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