Indigenous Culture

Artists | Blogs | Businesses | Current Issues | Language | LandPhotography | Publishers

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Artists and Art Collectives

Lucille Atlookan (Anishinaabe): Artist who specializes in beadwork, leatherwork, drawing, BeKindBitch Beaded Bracelets, from Eabametoong First Nation.

Aungelle (Anishinaabe): An Indigenous artist from NWO specializing in painting, sewing, and beading.

Biizidun: A media collective led by art creatives who make and share art to amplify the stories of indigenous realities.

Christi Belcourt: Michif (Metis) - This is an official website showcasing Christi Belcourt's latest work including the Uprising exhibition.

Shelby Gagnon: Anishinaabe - Shelby is a Thunder Bay based multidisciplinary, contemporary, traditional artist.

Wakeah Jhane: Comanche, Blackfoot, Kiowa - Wakeah Jhane is a self taught ledger artist from the Penatuka (honey eater) and Yaparucah (root eater) bands of Comanche and is also Blackfeet and Kiowa. 

McPherson: Thunder Bay based Indigenous artist.

Neechee Studio Free art workshops for Indigenous youth by emerging Indigenous artists. 

Norval Morrisseau: Ojibwe - This website showcases well known Ojibwe artist Norval Morrisseau.  The site features many of his paintings, as well as biographical information.

Luke Swinson: Anishinaabe (Ojibwe) - The artist uses art to reflect his passion for cultural preservation and progression.

Roy Thomas: Ojibwe - The Ahnisnabae Art Gallery showcases Roy Thomas' work. His work illustrates and promotes the Ahnisnabae culture.

 

Blogs

âpihtawikosisân - is the name the Cree have given to the Métis, and literally translated it means “half-son”. Chelsea began writing under the name âpihtawikosisân because this blog started as a geeky language blog she never expected anyone to read, and to make it clear she is writing from a Métis perspective.

Erica Violet Lee - Erica is a grad student in Social Justice Education at U of T, Indigenous feminist, and community organizer from inner-city Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She's a nehiyaw philosopher queen learning how to be a writer in the wastelands. 

Tea and Bannock - A collective blog by indigenous women photographers

Businesses

blu hummingbird beadwork (Haudenosaunee) - Handcrafted Indigenous beadwork

Collective Future Consulting - Offers Collaborative Relationship Based Community Led Consulting Services. Their team of consultants specialize in Training and Workshop Design & Delivery, Curriculum & Resource Development, Program Design, Evolution & Evaluation, and Fundraising & Financial System Solutions.

Only Child Handicrafts - Handcrafted beadwork inspired by Ojibwes of the Great Lakes

Savage Rose EarringsMelanie Parsons, artist and owner of Savage Rose Designs, is a proud Cree Métis woman.

 

Current Issues

National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls - The Final Report, the Executive Summary, and the Calls for Justice

 

Language

Anishnaabemodaa.com - Ojibwe Language Page

Native Languages of the Americas - Ojibwe (Ojibway, Anishinaabemowin, Chippewa, Ojibwa)

NativeTech: Native American Technology & Art - An Ojibwe Language Word List

The Ojibwe People's Dictionary - A searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers

Ojibwe.org - Basic Words and Phrases Ojibwe Dictionary

SayItFirst - A Seven Generations Education Institute language revitalization project funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage.

 

Land

Black Rock - CBC Short Doc -  Living near the world's largest uranium mines is complicated: for residents of English River First Nation, you're either working for the mines or fighting against them

 

Photography

morningstarindigenous photographer and filmmaker

Sweetmoonphotography - sweetmoon photography is currently based in Saskatoon, SK / Treaty 6 Territory. sweetmoon specializes in capturing the stories of Indigenous people throughout Canada.

 

Podcasts

Anishnaabe History Podcast by Chris Waite - History about Ojibwe and Cree people.

Red Man Laughing - Hosted by Ryan McMahon, Anishinaabe/Metis comedian, writer & actor based out of Treaty #1 Territory (Winnipeg, MB). Ryan’s storytelling comedy style is fast paced, loose & irreverent as he explores the good, the bad & the ugly between Indian Country & the mainstream.

Métis in Space - The podcast where your hosts, Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel, bring a bottle of (red) wine and, from a tipsy, decolonial perspective, review a sci-fi movie or television episode featuring indigenous peoples, tropes and themes.

 

Publishers

Kegedonce Pressa Native owned and operated publishing company based at Neyaashiinigmiing

Mazinaate Publishing - Native Language Books and Learning