Updates and coverage about Indigenous arts, culture and events
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Calgary Stampede renames ‘Indian Village’ showcase

Indigenous participants voted to change the name after 106 years of use

Writing is the air I breathe: publishing as an Inuit writer

I am the poet with her work attached to a clipboard. I am surprised that my first published work, Annie Muktuk and Other Stories, is a book of short stories. There’s irony in that.

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David A. Robertson shares his favourite Winnipeg cultural spots

The Governor General's Award-winning Indigenous author talks up Winnipeg's best and brightest local arts and culture

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Victoria’s Secret does it again: cultural appropriation

Indigenous peoples are proud of their heritage, and want to share much of it, but on their own terms.

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Ojibwe author Richard Wagamese dead at 61

Family members confirmed that the acclaimed writer passed away on Friday in his home in Kamloops, B.C.

On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 24

Toronto Blue Jays win the World Series. They are the first team outside of the U.S. to win.

Tanya Tagaq returns with new album, ‘Retribution’

Innovative Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq is back with a new album titled Retribution, to be released Oct. 21 on Six Shooter Records. Tagaq’s last album, 2014’s Animism, won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize and the 2015 Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year. According to the album’s announcement, Retribution‘s themes are “more musically […]

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Connie Walker on missing and murdered investigations, life at the CBC

The award-winning journalist has been on the frontlines, reporting the stories of missing and murdered Indigenous women


Federal budget restores arts and culture funding, including museums, First Nations programs

Canada’s arts and culture institutions are breathing a sigh of relief thanks to the new Liberal government budget. Following years of federal budget reductions under the previous Conservative government, a mass cultural cash infusion is once again going to museums, arts programs, and cultural space maintenance and repairs. Among the biggest benefactors is the Canada Council for the Arts, […]

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women investigations win 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize in Journalism

The Globe and Mail, CBC and Radio-Canada are sharing the 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize in Journalism for their investigative projects on missing and murdered indigenous women. “Courageous and groundbreaking journalism made sure that the story behind the missing and murdered indigenous women remained a priority concern of the new government,” said Tony Burman, one of […]

Book Review: Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce

A gifted storyteller and award-winning author, Joseph Boyden has successfully followed up on Three Day Road with the story of Annie and her uncle Will. On the search for her recently missing sister, a New York-based model, Annie leaves the community she knows and heads for the studios and “A-list” parties of the big city. […]

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On the road with Carla Robinson

The CBC host talks about being the first, and still the only, Aboriginal national TV anchor on the three major Canadian networks

Drainspotting: Vancouver’s Art Underfoot manhole cover contest

Vancouver pretties up city streets from the bottom up

Susan Aglukark returns with a new album, attitude

The Inuit pop star talks about her new album 'Big Feeling' and reveals how her wide acclaim took a personal toll, leading to a breakdown

Carla Robinson is made for TV

CBC journalist on the fast track to success