Indigenous controlled media to keep you informed and in the know. Please let us know who else should be on this list!
In 1988 the Anishinabek News was launched as a newspaper designed to foster pride for and share knowledge about Anishinabek Nation current affairs, culture, political objectives and accomplishments. The newspaper is published by the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) which was established in 1949 as the corporate political advocate for member communities of the Anishinabek Nation.
The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society is an independent Aboriginal communications organization committed to facilitating the exchange of information reflecting Aboriginal culture to a growing and diverse audience. AMMSA is dedicated to providing objective, mature and balanced coverage of news, information and entertainment relevant to Aboriginal issues and peoples while maintaining profound respect for the values, principles and traditions of Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is the first and only national Aboriginal broadcaster in the world with programming by, for, and about Aboriginal Peoples—to share with all Canadians as well as viewers around the world. The launch of APTN on September 1, 1999 represented a significant milestone for Aboriginal Peoples across Canada. For the first time in broadcast history, First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Peoples have the opportunity to share their stories with the rest of the world on a national television network dedicated to Aboriginal programming.
Eagle Feather News has been a high-quality publication dealing with topics of interest to our readers in Saskatchewan’s First Nation and Métis communities since 1998. Contributing writers such as Maria Campbell, Warren Goulding, Dr. Winona Wheeler, Winston McLean and Dawn Dumont deliver smart journalism and commentary to issues such as justice, wellness, business, politics, sports, and the arts. Eagle Feather News is created, printed, and distributed monthly in Saskatchewan and has a daily news web site .
Indigenous issues from across Turtle Island. Covering important Indigenous issues from an Indigenous viewpoint, First Perspective brings the latest news and events. Aggregate of articles plus original content.
Indian Country Today has evolved into a full service media network, Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN). Designed as a national platform for Native voices and issues, the ICTMN website serves as a destination for the vast and growing number of people interested in our news, culture, ideals, and businesses. The ICTMN team brings essential news and information from Indian country, entertains with new voices and cultural highlights, and gives life to the most vibrant voices in the national community.
For the past 10 years, Intercontinental Cry (IC) Magazine has stood at the forefront of the global Indigenous movement. As a grassroots publication run by volunteers, they have published more than 3,000 articles detailing the challenges, struggles, and successes of approximately 520 Indigenous Nations and Peoples around the world. IC is perhaps best known for keeping an ear to the ground and a finger on the very pulse of the collective movement. Intercontinental Cry is currently raising funds so they can continue to publish hard hitting, investigative journalism.
Indigenous Waves (IW) is a celebration of Indigenous cultures; locally, nationally and globally. Through music, storytelling, interviews, panel discussions, art, and humour, IW explores the diversity of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Waves radio show is heard every Monday from 4pm to 5pm (EST) on CIUT 89.5FM in Toronto, as well as live online or archived in a podcast on their website.
kimiwan is a quarterly publication founded in 2012. Showcasing words and art from emerging and established Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit contributors. Based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Treaty Six Territory. kimiwan means rain in nehiyawewin (plains cree).
MediaINDIGENA is an interactive, multimedia magazine dedicated to Indigenous news, views and creative expression. Launched in 2010, with an original collective of 7 (now 10) Aboriginal bloggers from Canada, MediaINDIGENA has its sights set on adding more voices and visuals from across the world, reaching ever greater audiences and nurturing new opportunities for discussion and interactivity.
Of course, don’t forget about us! MUSKRAT is an on-line Indigenous arts and culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary. MUSKRAT embraces both rural and urban settings and uses media arts, the Internet, and wireless technology to investigate and disseminate traditional knowledges in ways that inspire their reclamation.
Native Communications Inc. (NCI) operates in Manitoba as a public broadcaster. NCI is an Aboriginal service organization offering radio programming throughout Manitoba, designed for and by Aboriginal people. NCI has been broadcasting in Northern Manitoba since September of 1971, providing Aboriginal language and cultural programming. NCI-FM broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on 59 FM radio transmitters located throughout the province, reaching over 75 communities. Two of NCI’s major transmitters (105.5-FM Winnipeg/Selkirk and 91.5-FM Brandon/Westman) have a total power of 200,000 watts. NCI-FM is currently the largest Aboriginal radio network in Canada.
Native News Online (NNO) reaches out to all nations. NNO is a online American Indian publication that is published six days each week Mon-Sat. NNO is a privately held entity that has no direct business allegiances to any particular American Indian tribe, government, or religious organization. Native News Online maintains high journalistic standards and operates on the premise American Indians / Alaska Natives / First Nations deserve accurate information about what is happening in Indian Country.
Hosted by St. Regis Mohawk Photojournalist & Award-Winning Author Vincent Schilling, and CEO of Schilling Media, Inc. Delores Schilling. The show highlights today’s successful Indigenous champions.
Nuxalk Radio 91.1FM (Bella Coola) is a non-commercial, educational, community radio station, operated by volunteers, administered by Nuxalk Acwsalcmalslayc Academy of Learning Society (NAALS) and managed by the Nuxalk Radio Committee. Launched si7mt (summer solstice) June 21, 2014. Nuxalk Radio promotes Nuxalk language use, asserts Nuxalk Nationhood through reclamation of land, ancestral traditions, and identity.
The Rez91 Community consists of; Wasauksing First Nation, the Town of Parry Sound, Townships of McDougall, Seguin, Carling, and The Archipelago. Rez 91 is the community radio station serving Wasauksing First Nation and the town of Parry Sound with an amazing variety of music and less talk. Rez 91 is committed to providing the community with quality programming. As an Aboriginal owned radio station, they strive to promote Aboriginal culture and music.
RezX Magazine has roots going as far back as 1997 when Publisher and Founder Chris Tyrone Ross started his first newspaper at 16-years old in Fort Qu’appelle, Saskatchewan. Generation X—which later became known as Gen-X—was the first Aboriginal youth magazine published in Saskatchewan. At the time, the only other Aboriginal youth magazine was Vancouver’s RedWire – so it can debated who had the first Aboriginal youth magazine, but either way Ross paved the way for this new kind of media.
SAY is dedicated to recognizing Native achievements and includes information on economic development, education, entertainment, sports and health. Established in 2002, SAY publishes four regular issues, plus annual ‘Best Practices in Economic Development, Education Guide for Native Students and Back2School editions. Special publications, such as the program for 2008 NAIG, program for 2011 Manito Ahbee and annual reports are also available from SAY.
TURTLE ISLAND NEWS is Canada’s only national native weekly newspaper, published every week at the Grand River Territory of the Six Nations in southern Ontario. It is a politically independent newspaper that is wholly owned and operated by Aboriginal People.
The Two Row Times is a free weekly news publication aimed at reaching the Ontario-wide Native market as well as Haudenosaunee communities in the United States. The first full issue of the Two Row Times launched with a print run of 20,000 copies on August 21, 2013, and is now distributed on every reserve in Ontario and in neighbouring non-Native communities. In the words of its publisher and owner Jonathan Garlow: “The goal of the Two Row Times is to provide timely and relevant news and information to Native communities as well as to serve as a bridge between all nations by promoting and demonstrating the values of the Two Row Wampum.”
Urban Native Magazine is a Native lifestyle magazine that is dedicated to providing the best in Fashion, Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Lifestyle, and Business content from all across Turtle Island/North America. Urban Native Magazine, through its magazine, editorial content, and social media streams engages Indigenous youth to discuss current social, political and pop-culture issues in an accessible environment.
Wawatay Native Communications Society serves the communication needs of First Nations people and communities of Nishnawbe Aski Nation. It does this through the distribution of a bi-weekly newspaper, daily radio programming, television production services and a multimedia website that seeks to preserve and enhance indigenous languages and cultures of Aboriginal people in northern Ontario.
Established in 1974, Wawatay also provides translation and interpretation services.
West Coast Native News (WCNN) is owned and operated independently and features discussions about what Aboriginals are talking about. WCNN focuses on issues of land and water defense, resource extraction politics, Indigenous politics, and Canadian politics. Covering the West Coast as well as the whole of Turtle Island, WCNN is a hard-hitting grassroots media outlet.
SOME BLOGS WORTH MENTIONING:
âpihtawikosisân is the name the Cree have given to the Métis. It literally means “half-son”. Âpihtawikosisân aka Chelsea Vowel is Métis from the Plains Cree speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. She currently lives in Montreal, Quebec. Her passions are: education, Aboriginal law, the Cree language, and roller derby. She holds a BEd, an LLB, and teaches Indigenous youth.
Beyond Buckskin empowers Native American artists and designers, advancing the quality of Native American fashion through education while providing an in-depth podium for societal participation. Inspired by relevant historical and contemporary Native American clothing design and art, Beyond Buckskin promotes cultural appreciation, social relationships, authenticity, and creativity.
Native Appropriations (NA) is a blog discussing representations of Indigenous people, focusing on issues of cultural appropriation and stereotyping. NA examines the use of Indigenous culture, traditions, language, and images in popular culture, advertising, and everyday life.
Red Man Laughing is the comedy podcast of comedian Ryan McMahon and features rants, raves, new music from around Indian Country, and features full-length chats with some of Indian Country’s most interesting and celebrated thinkers, leaders, artists & sh** disturbers. You can also find it on MUSKRATMagazine.com!
Red Power Media produces and aggregates features, blogs, and news about contemporary Indigenous issues and resistance.
RPM brings together musicians, fans, and listeners by providing a centralized place for emerging and established Indigenous, First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit, and Métis musicians to share and promote their work. Interviews, and profiles of Indigenous artists from around the world to help bring them an international audience, and to give music lovers the opportunity to discover the very best of Indigenous Music Culture.