October 02, 2022

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2015 JUNO AWARDS INDIGENOUS NOMINEE PLAYLIST

2015 JUNO AWARDS INDIGENOUS NOMINEE PLAYLIST

Congratulations from MUSKRAT Magazine! With the 2015 Juno Awards on the way, the whole country is buzzing about the five Aboriginal artists nominated to receive the prestigious award. In 2014, Aboriginal performing artists broke out of the box and crashed onto the mainstream music scene showing that the...
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UNDOING BORDER IMPERIALISM

UNDOING BORDER IMPERIALISM

Photo: Flickr/yaokcool There are a whole set of laws, regulations, protocols, and incarceration facilities that are for migrants only. Remind you of the Indian Act much? “We didn’t cross the border, the border crossed us,” is one of my favourite rallying cries from migrant rights activists in the southe...
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CEREMONY & MEDIA WITH NOKOMIS, MARY LOU SMOKE

CEREMONY & MEDIA WITH NOKOMIS, MARY LOU SMOKE

Mary Lou and Dan Smoke. Photo: DodemKanonhsa.ca I realized that the reason I knew where to get those berries was because of the blood memory from my great-great-great grandmother back in 1542. Being an Elder is not something that people get to decide for themselves. Most often it is through their engage...
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13 WAYS TO BOOST BRAINPOWER BY HONOURING CONNECTION

13 WAYS TO BOOST BRAINPOWER BY HONOURING CONNECTION

Photo: Robert Snache In our society, winning means someone has to lose and who wants to be a loser? When it comes to developing our intellectual and creative capacities, the message we get from colonial society is that it’s an individualized and competitive process.  The aim is to be smarter than others...
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GLEN GOULD KEEPS IT REAL: PART TWO

GLEN GOULD KEEPS IT REAL: PART TWO

Photo: Keesic Douglas …emotionally, I was like a pressure cooker, just cooking and cooking until one night, boom, I exploded… In Part One of MUSKRAT’S interview, award winning actor Glen Gould spoke about deeply personal and tragic events in his life, and how he self-medicated to avoid dealing with the...
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GLEN GOULD KEEPS IT REAL: PART ONE

GLEN GOULD KEEPS IT REAL: PART ONE

Photo: Keesic Douglas There is a certain kind of natural method acting that happens, just because of the nature of the character, and my own personal life, so it kind of stirred up the mud. Mi’kmaq actor Glen Gould has been getting some well-deserved and hard earned attention lately. In early November 2...
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MUSKRAT READERS ELECTION RESULTS FOR AFN NATIONAL CHIEF

MUSKRAT READERS ELECTION RESULTS FOR AFN NATIONAL CHIEF

Our poll results demonstrate support for electoral change at the AFN making it more inclusive of the diversity of Indigenous communities while also engaging traditional government systems. The election for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) took place in Winnipeg earlier this week on...
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HOW BURNABY MOUNTAIN AND FERGUSON ARE CONNECTED

HOW BURNABY MOUNTAIN AND FERGUSON ARE CONNECTED

Protesters gather at Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Mychaylo Prystupa …rather than interrogating the injustice of non-indictment and violence of police brutality, the mainstream media narrative focuses on the protection of property and not people. Recently two events have been occurring that upon first...
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