Shoulders of Giants

Truth Before Reconciliation: Wenecwtsin Wayne Christian

By Andrea Palframan / November 9, 2022 /

Wayne Christian (Secwépemc and Syilx Okanagan) shares about his family’s experiences with the Sixties Scoop, and how through revitalization of Indigenous law and traditions is sustaining a new generation of knowledge keepers and land protectors.

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Digital Illustration of Adam Beach with text that reads "#365 Indigenous: Adam Beach"

#365 Indigenous: Adam Beach

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / June 17, 2022 /

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet Adam Beach: actor and activist from the Saulteaux First Nation.

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Digital Illustration of Tanya Tagaq. Text reads "Tanya Tagaq #365 Indigneous

#365 Indigenous: Tanya Tagaq

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / May 20, 2022 /

For RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous Series, Meet Tanya Tagaq: Inuk throat singer, composer, visual artist, advocate, writer and public speaker.

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A digital illustration of DJ O Show with text that reads #365 Indigenous DJ O Show

#365 Indigenous: DJ O Show

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / May 3, 2022 /

For RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous Series, Meet DJ O Show: Afro-Indigenous DJ, speaker, artist, leader and youth mentor.

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digital illustration of Buffy-Sainte Marie. With text that reads "Buffy Sainte-Marie. #365 Indigneous"

#365 Indigenous: Buffy Sainte-Marie

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / May 2, 2022 /

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet Buffy Sainte-Marie: Cree singer-songwriter, activist, and icon.

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Digital illustration of Julie Flett. Text reads "#365Indigenous, Julie Flett"

#365 Indigenous: Julie Flett

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / April 20, 2022 /

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet Cree-Métis illustrator and author, Julie Flett.

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#365 Indigenous: John Velten

By Jamie-Leigh Gonzales / April 7, 2022 /

In RAVEN’s #365 Indigenous series, meet John Velten: multi-disciplinary artist and creator, who is re-storying culture through his art.

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#365 Indigenous: Louis Riel doesn’t need exoneration. Canada does. 

By Andrea Palframan / February 17, 2022 /

In 2020, Canada was seriously considering pardoning Louis Riel – just in time for the 135th anniversary of his killing. But Métis leaders are resisting the drive. 

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#365 Indigenous : Freda Huson, A Stronghold for her People

By Andrea Palframan / December 8, 2021 /

Freda Huson was awarded the “Right Livelihood” award — known as the alternative Nobel — “For her fearless dedication to reclaiming her people’s culture and defending their land against disastrous pipeline projects.” Freda Huson is a chief (Dzeke ze’) from the Wet’suwet’en people in Canada who has been a leading advocate for Indigenous communities reconnecting with their…

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#365 Indigenous: Honouring Lee Maracle (1950-2021)

By Andrea Palframan / November 12, 2021 /

Lee Maracle, a giant of Indigenous scholarship, poet and writer, mentor, activist, and Stó:lō matriarch, is dead at 71.  Writing in the Globe and Mail, Marsha Lederman says that “legendary Indigenous storyteller Lee Maracle was a powerful writer – poet, novelist, essayist. She was also a fierce activist with an indomitable presence. If you spent…

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