Videos tell women’s stories of intergenerational impacts of Indian Residential Schools

It has been a long time since I’ve contributed to MEDIA INDIGENA, but I don’t feel bad because I’ve been busy with another Indigenous, insightful and innovative project: kiskino mâto tapanâsk: Intergenerational Effects on Professional First Nations Women Whose Mothers are Residential School Survivors. This Prairie Women’s Health Centre of Excellence initiative set out to […]

Canada-wide vigils tonight in honour of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Today, over 70 communities across Canada are solemnly holding vigils for hundreds of missing and murdered Aboriginal women. As part of the Sisters in Spirit national campaign spearheaded by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, the vigils call to national attention and action the continued tragedy of Aboriginal women’s over-representation in female disappearances and homicides […]

New stats on Aboriginal youth sport and culture activity

Earlier this month, StatsCan released a study entitled “Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth.” Based on the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the report drew on a total of 11,940 respondents, representing nearly 170,000 children. First, the overall picture: over 65% of Aboriginal children participated in sports at least once a […]