NAC Indigenous Theatre shares in Orange Shirt Day beading workshop

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about Indigenous history in Canada and the trauma and injustice faced at residential schools. The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre’s Indigenous Cultural Resident, Algonquin Anishinabeg artist, Mairi Brascoupe will deliver a virtual beadwork class leading up to Orange Shirt Day. While learning the art form […]

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Provincial Government Announces “Enhanced Vaccine Certificate” for Ontario

This afternoon, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, accompanied by Health Minister Christine Elliott and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore, announced the rollout of an “enhanced vaccine certificate”, which will allow certain establishments to only permit fully vaccinated attendees.    According to Ford, the certificate program will be rolled out in two phases. Starting on September 22nd, […]

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Indigenous Doctor Named President-Elect of Canadian Medical Association

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, has been named the first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. Lafontaine is also the first president-elect of the CMA to be of Pacific Islander lineage. Prior to his nomination, Lafontaine served as co-leader of the Indigenous Health Alliance from 2013 to 2017. He currently practices anesthesiology in Grande Prairie, […]

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Logan Staats, Hannah Georgas and Digging Roots to perform at DT Concert Series

Are you road trip ready? The DT Concert Series 2021 and 2022 lineup was announced Thursday, August 18th and it is a mirage of Indigenous and Canadian talents. Logan Staats, Hannah Georgas, Digging Roots and Basia Bulat will light up the stage beginning this winter in Paris, Ontario, along with several other performers. Check out […]

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Justin Bieber, Megan thee Stallion lead in MTV VMA nominations

The MTV video music awards are back and the full list of nominees was announced this week. Canadian singer songwriter, Justin Bieber leads with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year, Video of the Year for “POPSTAR” and Best Pop Song for “Peaches”. Not far behind is Megan the Stallion with six nods, including Artist of […]

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