First Nations education rally heads for the Hill

(OTTAWA) — Hundreds of First Nations people from across the country rallied on Parliament Hill yesterday in support of increased education funding. Among the messages displayed on demonstrators’ signs: ‘Our children, Our future, Our way!’, ‘Respect our Treaties’, and ‘Education Means Graduation.’ The rally was the culmination of a ‘National Week of Action on Education,’ […]

AUDIO: Discussing contemporary Aboriginal cultures on STREETZ-FM

In this installment of our weekly Tuesday sitdown on STREETZ 104.7 FM, Rick Harp and THE WORD host Lady V discuss the website “BEAT NATION” –  home of hip-hop Indigenous-style – and touch on a debate over the appropriateness of hip-hop being used to share Aboriginal cultures.  Rick also talks about Australia’s Desert Art Centre which uses YouTube […]

Through Our Own Lens: Three Indigenous Photographers

Great article in this month’s UpHere Magazine. “Through Our Own Lens” is a look at the work of three Indigenous photographers from northern Canada, James Jerome (Dene), Peter Pitseolak (Inuit), and George “Kaash Klaõ” Johnston (Tlingit). We’ve seen many images of our history taken by outsiders, so to see the past through our own lens […]