A Beadwork Artist Making Space For Others

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Siera Hancharyk is a beadwork artist whose ultimate goal is to fund a center for indigenous youth in Toronto to gather and grow as entrepreneurs. “To improve the future, I think it’s important to consider the seven generations before and beyond us” said Siera. Siera describes beading as a medium through which She/They can express themselves and […]

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A Women’s firefighter team Takes 2nd place medal in Aboriginal Firefighters Competition 

An all-women’s firefighter team from the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach won the second-place spot in Quebec’s Aboriginal Firefighters Competition. A team of seven female firefighters from the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach took home second place at a firefighter competition last weekend, just northeast of Quebec City in Listuguj.  The all women’s team consisted of Melissa […]

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Manitobas’ 3 Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Landfill Search

In 2022, three Winnipeg First Nations women became the victims of an alleged serial killer. The Three women have been identified as Marcedes Myran, Morgan Harris and Rebecca Contois.   Police have charged Jeremy Skibicki with first-degree murder in connection with their deaths. Skibicki has been accused of rape, death threats, and violence by former spouses […]

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Stackt Market’s Black and Indigenous Market  

out side toronto's stackt market infront of Anishinaabe member of Aamjiwnaang First Nations Chelsee-Marie Pettit founder of Aaniin Retail Inc

On Saturday, July 15 Toronto’s very own Stacked Market made waves, by hosting a Black and Indigenous Backyard Market.    The Backyard Market hosted over 15 vendors, ranging from natural skincare to traditional beaded jewelry and textiles, chocolates and baked goods, books, clothing and so much more.   The event ran from 12-10 pm with events taking […]

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Native Canadian Centre of Toronto Offers Free Tour


The long-standing membership-based Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is offering a wide range of programs and services based on Indigenous Art, culture, traditions and teachings, including tours!  The NCCT started offering tours in May 2023, after an influx of Toronto residents asked to be shown around. Tours Feature NCCT Tours are ongoingly open to the […]

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Aysanabee, Snotty Nose Rez Kids Lead 2023 SSIMA Nominations

The nominees for the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards (SSIMAs) have been announced. Aysanabee and Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead the nominees with 6 and 5 nominations respectively. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony on June 6th at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, hosted by Anishinaabe activist, broadcaster, and content creator […]

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Ziigwan Music and Arts Festival Kicks Off March 24th at Yonge-Dundas Square

3/15 UPDATE: 2023 Juno Award Nominees Aysanabee and Digging Roots have been added to the lineup, along with the full vendor list Celebrate and honour springtime at Ziigwan (SEE-gwon), a free three-day Indigenous music and arts festival at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto, March 24 – 26, 2023. 106.5 Elmnt fm, Red Music Rising, Music Tourism, […]

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