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INDIGENOUS HEROES OF 2015

INDIGENOUS HEROES OF 2015

Jason Momoa as Aquaman in Superman franchise| Image source: moviepilot.com MUSKRAT Magazine would like to acknowledge the following brave individuals who against many odds had the courage to create positive change and build a better future for Indigenous people in 2015. 1. Caleb Behn; Dunne-Za/Eh-Cho De...
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BIG INDIGENOUS MEDIA MOMENTS OF 2015

BIG INDIGENOUS MEDIA MOMENTS OF 2015

Ashley Callingbull became the first Indigenous Mrs. Universe this year | Image source: whitewolfpack.com It’s amazing what can happen in the span of a year. Last year at this time Perry Bellegarde had just been elected as the new AFN National Chief. The Conservatives held a majority government and oppos...
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COMPELLING INDIGENOUS DANCE AND THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

COMPELLING INDIGENOUS DANCE AND THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Scene from dance production, Native Girl Syndrome | Image Source: Marc J. Chalifoux (nativeearth.ca) Storytelling and dance are revered tradition within Indigenous cultures which have evolved to include multidisciplinary performance and theatre. Scanning the landscape of the diverse body of works in pro...
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HAPPY DIA/DAY DE/OF LOS/THE MUERTOS/DEAD!

HAPPY DIA/DAY DE/OF LOS/THE MUERTOS/DEAD!

Dia de los Muertos Art | Image Source: techgnotic.deviantart.com Everyone on this Earth will lose a loved one -at some point in their lifetime. Some people believe that when you die – that’s it – it’s the END. Others believe that Spirit continues on after death. An Aztec belief is that life...
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AND THE WINNERS ARE… imagineNATIVE 2015 AWARDS

AND THE WINNERS ARE… imagineNATIVE 2015 AWARDS

Scene from Sterling Harjo’s Mekko | Image Source: www.tiff.net Indigenous media fans and film professionals gathered at the TIFF Bell lightbox on Saturday, October 17, 2015 to celebrate Indigenous excellence in storytelling at the imagineNATIVE Festival Awards ceremony. Big names like Alanis Oboms...
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INDIGENOUS TWEETS TRENDING DURING ELECTION 2015

INDIGENOUS TWEETS TRENDING DURING ELECTION 2015

Justin Trudeau and Perry Bellegarde after addressing AFN congress | Image source: theguardian.com On October 19th 2015, Indigenous and Canadian voters stepped out in record numbers and elected new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and a Liberal majority government, while unseating long-time, now former, Pri...
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THE ELEVEN INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS AT TIFF 2015

THE ELEVEN INDIGENOUS FILMMAKERS AT TIFF 2015

Movie still from Spear | Image source: adelaidefilmfestival.org In 2001, Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, by Nunavut director Zacharias Kunuk premiered at Cannes Film Festival with critical acclaim and success, winning the Camera d’or for best first feature. In a recent poll done by TIFF insiders and academ...
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