The Elmastukwek Mawio’mi is a grassroots effort to revive an old Mi’kmaq tradition that involves people coming together and sharing in stories, music, food and ceremony, say organizers.
Stephen Augustine, a Hereditary Chief on the Mi’kmaq Grand Council, says a new free online course he is teaching from Cape Breton University about Mi’kmaq history and culture presents an important opportunity for those exploring their Mi’kmaq heritage and identity.
More Indigenous women have been murdered since Labrador Inuk Loretta Saunders was found dead alongside a highway in N.B. last February. But Canada still refuses to launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women, many say because acknowledging the roots of the problem would mean naming colonialism.
Why forcing medical treatment on aboriginal Canadians isn’t as simple as forcing it on other Canadians, but we should probably do it anyway
Rex’s latest rant comes from a place of fear. It’s a place that other Canadians must not hesitate to confront.
What the violence in Elsipogtog and the show of support from coast to coast means for our community
The CBC has apologized for its problematic coverage of Innu communities. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Exploding onto the North American and global music scene with a powerful, innovative sound, Aboriginal DJ collective ‘A Tribe Called Red’ is creating a soundtrack for the “urban Aboriginal experience” and providing inspiration for Turtle Island’s civil rights movement.
Mining brings challenges but also immense opportunities to the North
After all, they let us get away with a lot
The swift slide from unreasonable to mad
…and so do a growing number of Canadians
Our columnist reflects on the meaning of ‘culture’…
The story of a community’s struggle for recognition…
Something was forgotten in the recent provincial election…
Island’s First Nations movement strengthens with establishment of populated but landless Mi’kmaq band.
The story of a Mi’kmaw forced into exile, as told by his great-great-grandson…
Correcting some common misperceptions about history…
TheIndependent.ca’s newest columnist introduces himself, and our first aboriginal issues column…
A humble tribute and plea to Sheila Fraser