February 04, 2023

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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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WHEN WILL YOU RAGE?

WHEN WILL YOU RAGE?

Image Source: Liz Lott  The dance theatre performance “When Will You Rage?” is powerful and provoking. It draws you in with statements of tragedy and violence against Indigenous women. It moves in and out of pain, trauma and anguish- obstacles that strength and determination can overcome. “When Will You...
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SETSUNE FASHION INCUBATOR TAKES BACK WHAT WAS STOLEN

SETSUNE FASHION INCUBATOR TAKES BACK WHAT WAS STOLEN

Smoking Deer Hide at Dufferin Grove Park | Image Source: Sage Paul Inspired, connected, and empowered is how I felt as I sat around the fire at Dufferin Grove Park when we started to smoke our deer hide, the final step in our four part series of Hide Tanning workshops. Graciously facilitated by the Sets...
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AMAZING ACTS YOU CAN ATTEND AT PLANET INDIGENUS 2015

AMAZING ACTS YOU CAN ATTEND AT PLANET INDIGENUS 2015

Buffy Sainte-Marie opens Planet IndigenUS, July 31 2015 | Image Source: newsroom.unl.edu   Over the next ten days Torontonians will have the chance to explore a variety of traditions, arts and culture from various Indigenous communities around the world. Over 300 artists will be performing in Toron...
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RAVEN KANATAKTA ON WHAT’S NEW WITH  DIGGING ROOTS

RAVEN KANATAKTA ON WHAT’S NEW WITH DIGGING ROOTS

Raven Kanatakta and Shoshona Kish | Image Source: diggingrootsmusic.com Since the debut of their first album in 2006, musical duo Raven Kanatakta and Shoshona Kish, have revelled in a whirlwind of success. They have won multiple awards including the Juno for Aboriginal Album of the Year in 2010, the Abo...
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CURANDERISMO: MEXICA ORIGINS & THE ART OF HEALING

CURANDERISMO: MEXICA ORIGINS & THE ART OF HEALING

The passion flower has medicinal uses that Amadahy is learning in her Curanderismo practice | Image source : Zainab Amadahy   In Spanish curar means “to heal”.  Curanderismo is the art of healing.  The practice of the southwest of the US and Mexico has a variety of origins and influences.  These in...
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INUK SINGER SUSAN AGLUKARK INSPIRES POSITIVE CHANGE

INUK SINGER SUSAN AGLUKARK INSPIRES POSITIVE CHANGE

Image Source: Susan Aglukark Susan Aglukark is known for harmonizing Inuktitut, English and other First Nations languages with contemporary pop compositions to tell stories of First Nations people in Canada. With eight studio albums, three Juno Awards and the Order of Canada the Inuk singer is considere...
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