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Future History APTN

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The docuseries' second season follows co-hosts Kris Nahrgang and Sarain Fox as they strengthen their connections to tradition and heritage Read more

Reviews

In A Mind Spread Out On The Ground, the Tuscarora writer insightfully places mental health and sexual assault among the legacy of colonialism Read more

Books

Carol Geddes profiles five female Indigenous trailblazers across Canada in this film from the festival's Redux program Read more

Reviews

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Joe Bucci

Meegwun Fairbrother's solo show at Native Earth, about a Harper government official sent to discredit a residential school survivor, feels rushed Read more

Theatre

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Perry Shimon

Musicians like The Weather Station and Ansley Simpson are using their platforms to inspire change on an issue that's just getting more urgent. Read more

Features

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Matt Barnes

iskwē's new video Little Star, released on the anniversary of acquittals in the Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine cases, is an ode to young, Indigenous lives lost and a recrimination of a society that has repeatedly turned a blind eye to tragedies. Read more

Features

The Body Remembers

Katrin Bragadottir

Commissioned by the imagineNATIVE festivaI, a new study shows there's a growing demand internationally that Canada's film industry isn't meeting Read more

Latest News & Features

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Indigo Arrows

The broadcaster and non-profit is launching a study to collect info, identify structural barriers and create new funding opportunities Read more

Music

Indigenous artists say the province's move has put the Ontario Arts Council-administered fund in jeopardy Read more

Art & Design

Two-spirit/Indigiqueer author draws majesty and exuberance from trauma in his break-out novel Jonny Appleseed Read more

Books

Multicultural AIDS Awareness Walk

Cheol Joon Baek

World AIDS Day commemorations on Saturday, December 1, and talks by pop-culture commentator Jesse Wente and former Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin head up this week's list of can't-miss events Read more

News

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Netflix

The caricatured Native American characters in Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is part of the satire, but is that portrayal responsible? Critic Adam Nayman and filmmakers Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt discuss Read more

Latest News & Features

As Canada implements a National Housing Strategy, post-secondary schools are creating more room for Indigenous design thinking Read more

Education

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Three-part APTN show that sends six intolerant Canadians to Indigenous communities across the country is eye-opening Read more

TV & Streaming

Nature reclaims the city in director Lisa Jackson's room-scale VR experience Biidaaban: First Light Read more

Culture

From Yiddish to Garifuna to Wolastoqey, these artists are preserving their languages through art. Interviews with Jeremy Dutcher, Sophie Milman and Anna Shternshis of Yiddish Gory, and Stonetree Records founder Ivan Duran. Read more

Features

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The newly renovated space is divided into seven sections, each highlighting a theme or a specific artist Read more

Art & Design

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APTN show about an Indigenous entrepreneur and drag queen in macho Fort McMurray deftly touches on difficult themes Read more

Reviews

APTN will soft launch ELMNT FM, its new radio station on 106.5FM, later this summer in Toronto. It will feature a mix of Indigenous and non-Indigenous music and talk programming. ELMNT will also launch in Ottawa on 95.7FM in mid-July. Read more

Music

The AGO recently retitled an Emily Carr painting with an offensive name, but revising a title originally selected by the artist crosses a line in some circles Read more

Art & Design

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    Allan Lissner

    Chile indigenous leader Sergio Campusano outside Barrick Gold AGM in Toronto last month.