Got Land? brings Indigenous women in comedy on tour

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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

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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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Women-owned business sharing fresh medicinal herbs and teachings

Tanya Gluvakov founded Roots and Raven in 2021 after she and her children struggled with depression during the pandemic. Tanya Gluvakov learned about her Indigenous culture and natural medicinal herbs from her grandmother and other members of her community. (Six Nations of the Grand River- First Nations) The teachings that have stuck with her the most […]

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The blue sky woman “Iskwē” performs new music live in Toronto

Candian singer-songwriter iskwē|ᐃᐢᑫᐧ is a proud Cree Métis and a citizen of the Manitoba Métis Federation. Iskwē has traveled from Toronto to Newyork, and Los Angeles, developing her sound. Iskwē’s music explores a range of ambient sound effects and beats as well as electronic rhythms and indigenous sounds. Iskwē has returned to Toronto for her first tour in recent […]

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The “Revolution” of Shawnee Kish

Shawnee Kish is a Mohawk Canadian singer-songwriter from Welland, Ontario. Kish is a two-spirited artist, who is open and honest with her fans about the struggles of growing up and finding herself.   Kish started out as a Shania Twain impersonator. In 2020, Kish won CBC Music‘s Searchlight competition propelling her career.   Kish has released her […]

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TIFA Kids: Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

The Toronto International Festival of Authors is hosting an Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada event. This Educational event will take place at the Harbour Front Centre on September 30 at 10:30 am – 6 pm   The TIFA has created this creative and educational event as a way to give children a sense of place when discussing […]

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Kyle McKearney Nominated For a CCMA

Alberta-based Indigenous folk/alt-country artist Kyle McKearney

Alberta-based Indigenous folk/alt-country artist Kyle McKearney has been nominated for four Canadian Country Music Awards (CCMA) in; Alternative Country Album of the Year, Producer(s) of the Year, Creative Team or Director of the Year and Innovative Campaign of the Year.   Kyle McKearney has (re)released numerous singles like “Mercy,” “River Rain” and “Grandfather in the past 8 months, alongside his newest album A Traveler’s Lament.    McKearney […]

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Modernizing The Traditional Way 

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In a world where online shopping is most popular, one entrepreneur has changed the way many Indigenous vendors sell their products.   Amanda Bernard is a proud member of the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation and an advocate for Indigenous entrepreneurship and art. Shawish is a virtual Indigenous marketplace that hosts Indigenous entrepreneurs and artists to create […]

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