Trina Simard on the 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

Trina Simard, CEO of Indigenous Experiences and the mastermind behind the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival sat down with Shawn to talk about what goes into planning the festival, pitching the Glow In The Dark Pow Wow to DJ Shub, what to expect from this year’s festival offerings, and so much more. Listen to the full […]

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The 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Promises New Hits and Old Favourites

June is Indigenous History Month, which means it’s almost time for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. This year’s festival promises to delight patrons with new attractions, while still offering all of the classic staples that make this festival the perfect way to kick off the Summer. New to the festival this year is the Glow […]

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Got Land? brings Indigenous women in comedy on tour

Got Land? Logo. Red writtting and hand holding mic

The Got Land? comedy tour has been making its way across Canada and now it is bringing a comedy workshop and show to Ontario. Got Land? helps First Nation, Inuit and Metis entertainers tell jokes, according to its founder Janelle Niles, and the show expresses solidarity with humour. Niles is a Black, Mi’kmaw, two-spirited woman, who is […]

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OWNA looks to prevent human trafficking of Indigenous Girls with new curriculum

Onatrio Native Women Association Logo. Circle with native women standing in center trilum flower drawing in background

The Ontario Native Women’s Association ONWA has announced a soon-to-be-released toolkit and curriculum to help prevent human trafficking in Indigenous communities. The three-part Anti-Human Trafficking Toolkit is designed for educators and parents as a way to recognize the signs of grooming and exploitation. Collin Graham, Ontario Native Women’s Association Community Development Manager from Ochiichagwe’ Babigo’Ining […]

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Piegan Blackfeet Actress Lily Gladstone Wins Golden Globe For Killers of the Flower Moon

Piegan Blackfeet actress Lily Gladstone made history at the 2024 Golden Globes on January 7th. Gladstone became the first Indigenous actress to win a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for their performance in Martin Scorsese‘s latest film, Killers of the Flower Moon. Gladstone, who stars as Osage woman Mollie […]

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PDSB Centre for Indigenous Excellence Learn Traditional Birch Bark Canoe

Peel District School Board, Maawnjidiing Wiingushkeng Centre for Indigenous Excellence and Land-Based Learning, learn how to build a traditional birch bark canoe at the Heartlake conservation area with teaching by Chuck Commanda  Inspired by land-based learning, as a way of earning credit accumulation for indigenous students, the Maawnjidiing Wiingushkeng Centre offered students of the PDSB […]

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