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Walt Disney Studios

After a debate about cultural appropriation surrounded Frozen, Disney agreed in writing to respectfully portray Sámi culture in the sequel Read more

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Samuel Engelking

After learning their ancestors were adversaries, AA Bronson and Adrian Stimson explore what it means to personally reconcile Canada’s colonial legacy Read more

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Indigenous horror roundtable

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With Jeff Barnaby’s zombie flick Blood Quantum debuting at Midnight Madness, we assembled a roundtable to explore the ways genre storytelling can unearth hard truths Read more

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Samuel Engelking

The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open speaks to the ways young Indigenous women are pushed to the margins Read more

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Lisa Macintosh

The Mi'kmaq lawyer and Ryerson professor is helping Canadians self-educate on Indigenous issues with a video series Read more


Red Embers Allan Gardens

Lisa Rochon

The public art installation Red Embers was designed by 15 Indigenous women artists and is on display until October 4 Read more

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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


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


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


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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



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


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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


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

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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


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

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


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




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

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


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    Allan Lissner

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