Cree Artist Kent Monkman’s Paintings Acquired by the MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has announced the acquisition of a grand diptych by Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), created by the Ontario-based Cree artist as the inaugural commission for a new series of contemporary projects in the Museum’s Great Hall. The paintings—titled Welcoming the Newcomers and Resurgence of the […]

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Indigenous Music Company Red Music Rising Launches In Canada

A new Canadian music company has launched by Coalition Music in partnership with The Aboriginal People’s Network (APTN). Red Music Rising is owned, managed and operated entirely by Indigenous individuals, with a mission to help develop robust, sustainable, life-long careers for Indigenous artists and industry members. RMR will not only sign, release and market music from […]

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Polaris Prize Long List Announced

The Polaris Music Prize long list for the Canadian Artist of the Year has been announced! You’ll find a nice mix of genres from pop to rock to hip hop to folk and a great representation of artists across Canada. Indigenous artists William Prince, Riit, nêhiyawak, Lido Pimienta and WHOOP-SZO were nominated. Other stand outs include nods to Jessie Reyez, Allie X, The Weeknd, Andy Shauf and Kaytranada among many […]

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