June 26, 2017

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INTRODUCING NIMKII AAZHABIKONG: CULTURE CAMP FOREVER

INTRODUCING NIMKII AAZHABIKONG: CULTURE CAMP FOREVER

The sign for Culture Camp Forever| Image Source: Isaac Murdoch’s Facebook Nimkii Aazhabikong means Village of Thunder Mountain in Anishinaabemowin, the Ojibwe language. It’s the name given to a culture camp being built by a community of youth, Elders and activists beside Ompa Lake, Northern Ontari...
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LETTING GO OF OUR ADDICTIONS

LETTING GO OF OUR ADDICTIONS

Finding strength and sobriety is a process. It’s a path. | Image source: WIOT Magazine Addictions – we’ve heard of the destructive ways they can rip a family apart, leave a trail of turmoil and shattered dreams, broken homes, broken promises, incarcerations and suicides. We’ve all heard of h...
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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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WHY WE USE INDIGENOUS INSTEAD OF ABORIGINAL

WHY WE USE INDIGENOUS INSTEAD OF ABORIGINAL

This article is a part of Animikii’s #MakingIndigenousHistory series. This series is a response to National Aboriginal History Month. Our goal with #MakingIndigenousHistory is to recognize important Indigenous events and leaders from our past, while also amplifying the actions and voices of Indigenous i...
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THE SECRETS OF THE MNJIKANING FISH WEIRS

THE SECRETS OF THE MNJIKANING FISH WEIRS

Fish Weirs| Image Source: digitalarchives.wa.gov Mii dash geget Nenabozhoo maajitaad ozhi’aad biinjiboonaaganan, gichi-mitigoon odayaawaajinigaanaan, waasa gaye odoondaawanaan, wii-zoongitood obiinjiboonaaganan. Mii dash gaa-giizhi’aad wiindamawaad ookomisan, mii dash e-naad, “Mii nookomis, gii-giizhi’a...
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ARTISTIC FREEDOM WORKS BOTH WAYS

ARTISTIC FREEDOM WORKS BOTH WAYS

Image Source: Clayton Windatt I have been in a lot of conversations lately that pit “Artistic Freedom” against the “Rights of Indigenous Peoples”, specifically when it comes to discussing “Self-Determination”, often referenced as “Cultural Appropriation”. Comments defending discrimination-based actions...
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