NDN LOL: The Insights of Comedian Ryan McMahon

If there’s anything that helps people emerge from a shared struggle, it’s shared laughter. Despite the hardships many Aboriginal people across Turtle Island have endured, they’ve been able to maintain an infallible sense of humour: one that’s evolved from timeless trickster stories into standup comedy and television shows, among other methods and media. Ryan McMahon […]

REVIEW: ‘Dreamland’ at imagineNATIVE 2010

Dreamland 123 min | 2010 | Australia Written & Directed by Ivan Sen. Starring Daniel Roberts and Tasma Walton Screens at imagineNATIVE, Thursday Oct. 21 @ 5 PM, Al Green Theatre (Bloor & Spadina) MI Rating: ★★★ ————————— ◊ ————————— ‘The truth is out there.’ It was Agent Fox Mulder’s decree in the classic sci-fi […]

Aboriginal Nominees for Gemini Awards in Canadian TV excellence

This fall the Gemini Awards will honour the best in Canadian English-language television, and a handful of Aboriginal nominees are competing for some pretty significant hardware in the Program and Performance categories. Neil Diamond’s remarkable documentary Reel Injun is up for Best Social/Political Documentary Program. Don Kelly, host of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network‘s Fish […]