November 19, 2017

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BRAIDING SWEETGRASS REVIEW

BRAIDING SWEETGRASS REVIEW

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants. Every time I sat down with Braiding Sweetgrass I could feel the excitement.  What new wisdom, perspectives or teachings might emerge from Robin Wall Kimmerer’s spiritually uplifting work? Weaving experiences of her life as a mom and sc...
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GENERATION SCREWED, MEET INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE

GENERATION SCREWED, MEET INDIGENOUS RESISTANCE

“Time is not on our side…leaders must act,” Fortunately, Indigenous people have been organizing against the negative impacts of resource extraction since contact… The Fifth Assessment of the Synthesis Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was released on November 2, 2014...
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INDIGENOUS ARTISTS RECLAIM QUEBEC AT IAKWÉ:IAHRE

INDIGENOUS ARTISTS RECLAIM QUEBEC AT IAKWÉ:IAHRE

…required a person to “…carry the Wampum of Peace in one hand, and the acts of war in the other…” MUSKRAT Magazine was proud to be in attendance at the iakwé:iahre (we remember) Colloquium which took place from October 16-18 , 2014 in Montréal, Québec. Presented by the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective*...
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JESSE WENTE’S TOP 10 INDIGENOUS FILMS OF ALL TIME!

JESSE WENTE’S TOP 10 INDIGENOUS FILMS OF ALL TIME!

Let us know what your favourites are! With the 15th Anniversary of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival just around the corner, MUSKRAT is celebrating Indigenous cinema this week! We invited Indigenous film critic and programmer Jesse Wente to share his list of top 10 Indigenous made films of al...
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THE REZ SISTERS: LOOKING GOOD AT 28

THE REZ SISTERS: LOOKING GOOD AT 28

All Photos: Mark Dusseault …the nation is in great need to see strong and inspiring Native women—who swim in their abilities and live strong, if not difficult lives. While the number of missing and murdered Indigenous women continues to grow, iconic Indigenous playwright Tomson Highway’s The Rez S...
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WHAT THE MEN ARE SAYING: INDIGENOUS MASCULINITY—REVISITED

WHAT THE MEN ARE SAYING: INDIGENOUS MASCULINITY—REVISITED

Painting: When Blackfeet and Sioux Meet by Charles Marion Russell Men have to love the land, before they love women. To use a popular academic term, Indigenous men are “unpacking” male privilege. Through closer examination and conversation, our men are looking at the roles and responsibilities they have...
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SIX INDIGENOUS COOKBOOKS TO WARM YOU UP

SIX INDIGENOUS COOKBOOKS TO WARM YOU UP

This fall, forget the Paleo Diet: Eat Indigenous and stay warm! It’s that time of year, leaves are changing, the cool winds are blowing in, and the autumn harvest is rich with hearty delights! While pop culture is exploring *Paleo diets, Indigenous people have been practicing this from time immemorial....
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