October 02, 2022

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INDIGENOUS ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULD TRY THIS WINTER

INDIGENOUS ACTIVITIES YOU SHOULD TRY THIS WINTER

Here are some fun winter activities that are each rooted in Indigenous traditions! The cold winds are blowing into Tkaronto, and the rest of the Northern hemisphere of Turtle Island has been under a blanket of snow for weeks now, which means one thing: WINTER IS JUST ABOUT HERE! Winter can be long and h...
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INDIGENOUS SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FRONTLINES

INDIGENOUS SOUNDTRACK FOR THE FRONTLINES

What music inspires you to take action? We offer this inspiring soundtrack in solidarity with all people who are putting themselves on the frontlines to stand against systemic racism and colonialism with a special dedication to those at Burnaby Mountain and Ferguson. Let us know what music inspires you...
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AWOWAKII AND SABLE SWEETGRASS – ART IMITATES LIFE

AWOWAKII AND SABLE SWEETGRASS – ART IMITATES LIFE

Photo: Joanthon Potskin Awowakii means “Crossing over, a term that is applied to men who live as/or have transitioned into a woman.” Sable Sweetgrass is a name that not only rolls off the tongue nicely, it is very likely a name we will hear more of. Sable started writing in Grade 6 when she got ...
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PHILIP COTE HONOURS INDIGENOUS WARRIORS

PHILIP COTE HONOURS INDIGENOUS WARRIORS

Indigenous Warriors who lost their lives defending their lands and nationhood For this Remembrance Day and week, MUSKRAT Magazine invited visual artist and oral historian, Philip Cote to share his research and art that honours 100 Indigenous Warriors [excerpt below] who lost their lives defending their...
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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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