Indigenous Culture

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Artists and Art Collectives

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

Aungelle (Anishinaabe / Ojibwe) - 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 / Ojibwe) - Thunder Bay, ON 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, ON based Indigenous artist.

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

Marisa Mike - A new fashion brand with ethnic design elements true to origin of Native Americans.

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

Max Sariph - Actor, photographer, and visual artist.

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

Roy Thomas (Anishinaabe / Ojibwe) - The Ahnisnabae Art Gallery showcases Roy Thomas' work. His work illustrates and promotes the Ahnisnabae culture.

Meek Watchman - Everyday an aerialist, some days a painter, forever a traveling poet.

 

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.

Manitobah Mukluks - The Original Winter Boot.

NAOMIGLASSES - Moonar I Women's Sunglasses I Retro I Women's Eyeglasses I Santorini.

NDNinspired, Inc - NDNinspired products are designed, produced, and packaged with love on the Navajo Reservation. 

Nizhoni Soaps - Yá’át’ééh - Diné SoapMaker | Tódich'ii'nii Bitter Water Clan - Traditional Navajo Herbs.

Νot Above - Nanibaa Beck is a 2nd generation Dine' (Navajo) jeweler and a co-founder of native style blog, presence 4.0.

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

Winston Paul - Winston Paul offers a wide variety of products such as handmade make-up bags, skirts, traditional two pieces outfits and customize outfits. 

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

Ahnisnabae Art Gallery - Offers a full line of custom framing for all your framing needs.

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.

Tomás Karmelo Amaya - Yoeme, A:shiwi, and Rarámuri. He is a film director, writer, and photographer born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and is currently the creative director for Indian Country Today.

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.

Two Crees in a Pod - In this new podcast, hosts Amber Dion and Terri Suntjens unapologetically creates space for Indigenous resurgence. Their intention is to disrupt western colonial systems and honor Indigenous helping practices. 

 

Publishers

Kegedonce Press - Native owned and operated publishing company based at Neyaashiinigmiing 27

Mazinaate Publishing - Native Language Books and Learning