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A healer and activist, Sacheen Littlefeather was far more than her infamous Oscar moment – CBC

Apache and Yaqui elder advocated for the health of Indigenous peoples. She died Sunday at age 75 Oct 05, 2022 Sacheen Littlefeather dedicated her life to advocating for the rights and health of Indigenous people. Her role as an activist started well before her infamous Academy Awards moment when, in 1973, she declined an Oscar […]

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Nuit Blanche Toronto extends more than 35 projects

On Saturday, October 1, audiences experienced more than 170 projects from 150 artists at the 16th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto, the city’s annual all-night celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto and led by Nuit Blanche Artistic Director Dr. Julie Nagam, in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. More than 35 projects […]

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Algonquin horticulturist helps Ottawa church’s garden project grow into Indigenous learning centre – National Observer

October 5th 2022 A food security project is teaching Indigenous youth the merits of gardening through a crash course in food systems and climate change. When a Unitarian congregation in Ottawa’s West End neighbourhood wanted to advance reconciliation in their community, they took the advice of Verna McGregor, an Elder from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, who […]

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City of Toronto opens Sacred Fire sites for Indigenous community members

October 4, 2022 Today, the City of Toronto opened three designated sites for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples to hold Sacred Fires. The new sites are located at Allan Gardens, Christie Pits Park and, Norwood Park. These designated sites were selected following engagement with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples in Toronto, who identified […]

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Inuit Sharing Boxes share cultural values for public board students – Simcoe.com

October 3, 2022 Collingwood resident Muckpaloo Ipeelie is helping promote Inuit traditions with the next generation of students. She handed out 25 Inuit Sharing Boxes to the Simcoe County District School Board to connect Inuit students with their culture. “They were created for students to have an Inuit-specific resource,” Ipeelie said. “I found a lot […]

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Indigenous art exhibit at Hamilton City Hall – Hamilton Spectator

Oct. 3, 2022 The artists are supported by the Sisters in Spirit Committee of Hamilton, an organization that educates the public about Missing and Murdered Women, Girls and 2-Spirit People (MMIWGT2S). An art exhibit honouring the lives and legacy of missing and murdered Indigenous women is happening at the Hamilton City Hall. The artists are […]

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Provincial plaque commemorating Shingwauk Hall updated to reflect the true history of the former residential school

SAULT STE. MARIE – Today, on National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Ontario Heritage Trust, in partnership with the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) and Algoma University, unveiled a new provincial plaque commemorating the former Shingwauk Indian Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie. The new plaque replaces an outdated 1977 version that excluded […]

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Powwow puts Indigenous culture in the spotlight – Welland Tribune

Oct. 2, 2022 “We’re glad to be a host and honoured that this many people chose to make this a part of their day.” The Meridian Centre arena was filled with a sea of colour. Regalia on the floor and a sea of orange in the seats as several thousand people turned out for the […]

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This is who I am’: How young Indigenous artists are regenerating their roots – North Bay Nugget

There’s an Anishinaabeg word to describe the moment: Biskaabiiyang, which means ‘returning to ourselves’ through regeneration of ancestral knowledge Sep 29, 2022 Something was missing for Bess Legarde. Anishinaabe, from the Fort William First Nation in Thunder Bay, Legarde grew up in a Catholic family disconnected from her Indigenous roots. At age 12, she discovered […]

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MAP: Trail markers honouring the history and cultural contributions of Indigenous peoples in Ontario along Trans Canada Trail – Toronto.com

There are 25 trail markers honouring Indigenous peoples in Ontario along the trail Along Ontario’s portion of the Trans Canada Trail are 25 educational plaques honouring the history and culture of Indigenous communities in Ontario — from ancestral settlements and treaties, to trail networks created by hunters, traders and diplomats. Some of the markers tell […]

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