Drew Hayden Taylor

Spirit Horse

Ali Sultani

A play for family audiences provides insight into an aboriginal family caught between traditional and urban culture more

Oct 23, 2016 11:59 AM Theatre

Crime story more

May 13, 2015 8:23 PM Theatre

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Against the backdrop of Canada 150 celebrations, the calendar was full of monumental shifts and episodes straight out of science fiction, writes Drew Hayden Taylor more

Dec 20, 2017 2:49 PM News 1 Comments


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I always thought I was the perfect Canadian, born on the first of July, half Native and half settler. But I hope there’s less controversy on my 150th. more

Jun 29, 2017 4:32 AM News 1 Comments

When the National Arts Centre approached me about producing a play about John A. Macdonald, I was puzzled. Why me? more

Mar 30, 2017 2:07 PM News 1 Comments


Kathryn Gaitens

I’m reluctant to pass judgment on questions that have been asked recently about whether he’s overstated his Native heritage since my own blue eyes have made me somewhat suspect more

Jan 10, 2017 10:52 AM News 43 Comments

A humble glossary of familiar team names and terms no longer acceptable to the average Indigenous person more

Oct 19, 2016 9:00 PM News 4 Comments

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Like child soldiers, Aboriginal children removed from their families during the Sixties Scoop were the pawns in a political chess game of cultural obliteration in Canada – except in our case they were given bibles, not guns more

Aug 22, 2016 10:37 AM News 1 Comments


Drew Haden Taylor

It’s not a place I would have expected to experience the familiar stirrings of an existential crisis more

Jun 1, 2016 6:54 PM News 11 Comments


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Why don't we just move? 500 years of colonization have left First Nations people averse to forced relocation more

Apr 27, 2016 8:09 PM News 8 Comments

If there were a T-shirt for residential school survivors, I’d suggest “To save the child we must destroy the Indian” more

Jan 6, 2016 6:43 PM News 2 Comments


A staple of First Nations diet is taking over valuable shoreline in the Kawarthas, say cottagers on Pigeon Lake, but those who weekend in the area may be the real invasive species in this tale more

Nov 1, 2015 8:09 AM News 6 Comments

Aboriginal reluctance to participate in federal elections is easily understandable when you look at the candidates for prime minister – all white, privileged and male – but exciting things are afoot in #elxn42 more

Oct 11, 2015 8:00 AM News 1 Comments

Picture it: a lone Ojibway playwright in a sea of indianthusiasts wearing chicken-feather headdresses more

Sep 2, 2015 6:04 PM News

For native people there is no more offensive slur than "squaw," but should it be banned from a play for young audiences? more

May 17, 2015 10:39 AM News 2 Comments

Having more Aboriginal people on juries seems like a good idea, but I’d rather have more White people carrying a certain amount of social guilt more

Dec 29, 2014 12:00 AM News 2 Comments

Of all the aboriginally named teams in North American sports, few are more problematic than Washington's football Redskins more

Sep 4, 2014 12:00 AM News

The "Justin Trudeau" of the aboriginal community could run for top job more

Jul 15, 2014 12:02 PM News 1 Comments

White folks may be right about natives overlooking the educational benefits of residential schools more

Jun 26, 2014 12:00 AM News

Native people don't have any holidays on which to remember the past – it's always with us more

Jul 25, 2013 12:00 AM News

Aboriginal strange encounters on Canada's national holiday more

Jul 4, 2013 12:00 AM News

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