Category: Indigenous

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#BrownExcellence – Trapline by Snotty Nose Rez Kids

“Trapline” is an audio proclamation of Indigenous revolutionary teachings. It’s about being proud while jamming out and telling the world we’re reclaiming everything we are. Snotty Nosed Rez Kids’ (SNRK) third album opens with a skit “Wa’wais”: an in-depth cultural explanation and teaching about respect and connection to the land. It gives listeners just a...

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Flashback Reviews: Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese and There There by Tommy Orange

by Brian Lindenmuth My round-up of top reads of 2018 was published at Toe Six Press originally. Two – my Book of the Year and one of my top reads – were by Indigenous Authors. For Canada’s National Indigenous People’s Day I wanted to share these quick takes here. Book of the year: Indian Horse by...

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Waubgeshig Rice talks about Moon of the Crusted Snow and Crossing Ethnic Lines in Reviews

By Chris La Tray I became aware of the work of Waubgeshig Rice, an Anishinaabe writer and journalist from Wasauksing First Nation in Canada, in January of 2019. His second novel, Moon of the Crusted Snow, was released in October of 2018 and had just popped up as an “advanced listening” audio book for free...

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Some Places To Be – Indigenous History Month

In honor of Canada’s National Indigenous History Month, let’s look at some artists of note, as well as some pertinent stories affecting Indigenous Persons. Indigenous Authors Picked as Rising Stars Indigenous author Eden Robinson names 5 Indigenous authors to watch, and explains why Waubgeshig Rice, Alicia Elliott, Arielle Twist, Joshua Whitehead and Lindsay Nixon are poised to...

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ENGO Colonial Activism that Perpetuates Indigenous Poverty

A traditional practise of the Inuit is to never waste the food or materials provided by the animals they bring home. There is a serious problem with how some organizations within the nonprofit sector have unethically attained financial stability. This article focuses on Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations (ENGO) that have raised or continue to raise money...