Category: Australia

‘It’s time,’ says first Indigenous woman in Canada to own airline

It's not every day you become the first Indigenous woman to own an airline in Canada."Even today it's hard to imagine that I am launching an airline," said Teara Fraser, who grew up in…

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Racist experiences prompted Billy-Ray Belcourt to write poetry, then he won the Griffin Poetry Prize

When Billy-Ray Belcourt went to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, he'd written a bit of poetry, but racist experiences and feeling "unbodied" while studying overseas inspired his Griffin Prize-winning book,…

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‘I grew up knowing what I was, was a conflict’: Tommy Orange writes about challenges facing ‘urban Indians’

In his debut novel, Tommy Orange reveals a world not often explored, the lives of "urban Indians."There, There is set in Oakland, California and is told from the perspective of multiple characters…

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‘Building their own community around writing’: the new Native Renaissance in literature

In an article for The Paris Review, Tsq'escen journalist Julian Brave NoiseCat says that we're entering a "new Native Renaissance".In his piece, NoiseCat listed Tommy Orange, Terese Marie Mailhot and Billy-Ray…

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‘I’d never written about my abuse as truth, I’d always fictionalized it’: Terese Marie Mailhot on her memoir

When Terese Marie Mailhot published her debut, Heart Berries: A Memoir, she couldn't have predicted the response. It was met with rave reviews, and quickly became a New York Times bestseller.…

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Students get ‘authentic learning experience’ after grizzly wanders into Nunavut community

Students in Kugluktuk, Nunavut were treated to a unique learning opportunity this week after a grizzly bear wandered into the community.According to the territorial Department of Environment, the bear came…

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‘I can’t escape’: Life as a non-Indigenous student at the notorious St. Anne’s residential school

Ron Gosbee was five and wearing his "Sunday best" when he got in a freighter canoe bound for St. Anne's Indian Residential School in Fort Albany, on the coast of…

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Shoal Lake 40’s Freedom Road hits major milestone as construction reaches Trans-Canada Highway

Construction on the road which will provide all-season access to Shoal Lake 40 First Nation has reached a major milestone.  Chief Erwin Redsky said community members, the project management team and the…

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Tanning in the city: Take a glimpse at Dene Nahjo’s 3rd urban hide tanning camp

If you've been in downtown Yellowknife lately you may have been treated to the sights, sounds and smells of hide tanning.Dene Nahjo's third annual urban hide tanning camp has set…

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$154M plan with federal government step toward self-government for Métis: Manitoba Metis Federation

A plan that includes $154 million in federal government funding for the Manitoba Metis Federation is just the beginning of a transformational process advancing reconciliation between Canada and the Métis…

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