Indigenous

Updates and coverage about Indigenous arts, culture and events

Tanya Tagaq returns with new album, ‘Retribution’

Innovative Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq is back with a new album titled Retribution, to be released Oct. 21 on Six Shooter Records. Tagaq’s last album, 2014’s Animism, won the 2014 Polaris Music Prize and the 2015 Juno Award for Aboriginal Album of the Year. According to the album’s announcement, Retribution‘s themes are “more musically […]
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Federal budget restores arts and culture funding, including museums, First Nations programs

Canada’s arts and culture institutions are breathing a sigh of relief thanks to the new Liberal government budget. Following years of federal budget reductions under the previous Conservative government, a mass cultural cash infusion is once again going to museums, arts programs, and cultural space maintenance and repairs. Among the biggest benefactors is the Canada Council for the Arts, […]
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women investigations win 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize in Journalism

The Globe and Mail, CBC and Radio-Canada are sharing the 2016 Canadian Hillman Prize in Journalism for their investigative projects on missing and murdered indigenous women. “Courageous and groundbreaking journalism made sure that the story behind the missing and murdered indigenous women remained a priority concern of the new government,” said Tony Burman, one of […]

Book Review: Joseph Boyden, Through Black Spruce

A gifted storyteller and award-winning author, Joseph Boyden has successfully followed up on Three Day Road with the story of Annie and her uncle Will. On the search for her recently missing sister, a New York-based model, Annie leaves the community she knows and heads for the studios and “A-list” parties of the big city. […]