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Oka Crisis documentary screened in Kanien’kéha

Hilda Nicholas (left) said she was honoured to translate legendary documentary filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin’s seminal documentary, though the material was emotional to get through at times. (Courtesy NFB) One of the most viewed and heralded documentaries in National Film Board history was, 25 years after its premiere, screened last Thursday for

Celebrating a half century of Onkwehón:we art

The “Picturing Ourselves” exhibit will run until the end of June and features some of the most impressive Onkwehón:we artwork on Turtle Island. A book featuring photographs of the work will be released June 21. (Courtesy Indigenous Art Centre) Stroll the gallery at 10 rue Wellington in Gatineau where Indigenous and

New book explores bias and accounts of 1990

Isabelle St-Amand, with her two-year-old son Leon, returned to the KOR Friday to talk about the book she literally spent years researching the Oka Crisis, at the cultural centre’s library and elsewhere. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) A new translation is out of an incredible piece of research exploring the

Exploring the sacred land for identity in Six Nations

How do you get from the Creation Story to modern land grievances in Six Nations? One way is by exploring the community’s relationship to the land, and going from there. For those looking for a book to read during Cultural Awareness Month, Susan M. Hill’s recently published The Clay We Are

Put down that pizza and poutine and peruse

Richard Tardif bings his skill as a fitness guru and a journalist to the pages of a new self-published book. (Daniel J. Rowe, The Eastern Door) You’re watching your steps. You’re not eating bread because the staple food since the beginning of time is bad for you. You’re not drinking milk,

Skindigenous takes tour of global ink world

Jay Soule plies his trade in Toronto, as the importance of authentic tattoo artists grows for those wanting to connect with culture through the age-old tradition. (Courtesy Nish Media) From that regrettable mark of an ex’s name to a valuable symbol of your heritage, skin art runs the gamut. APTN’s Skindigenous is

Re-telling un-ceded territory’s story on film

Wahiakeron Gilbert’s performance as Chief Tannawake is one of the many fine bits of acting that perhaps could have used more screen time. (Courtesy Sophie Bilodeau, Films Seville) It’s a phrase heard at almost ever presentation, lecture, workshop, book signing and official function in Montreal: “we’d like to acknowledge that we

Girls get chance for empowerment and to rock!

Some of the participants that took part in Rock Camp For Girls Montreal's annual camp this past summer. (Courtesy Rock Camp For Girls) Want to be a rock star? Native Montreal and Rock Camp For Girls is partnering to host a series of workshops starting at the beginning of February aimed teaching