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Podemski  presented with Augie award at imagineNATIVE festival

By Sam Laskaris Writer TORONTO,ONT-Jennifer Podemski has been selected as this year’s recipient of the August Schellenberg Award of Excellence. The award, which is more commonly referred to as the Augie, was presented to Podemski  at a ceremony in Toronto which is part of the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts ...

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Brockton hears the stories in First Nations voices

By Pauline Kerr  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter BROCKTON- Brockton’s commemoration of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day, on Sept. 30, went a step further than acknowledging the importance of telling the true stories of the devastating abuses of the residential school system, and other abuses ...

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The art of reconciliation 

By Rochelle Baker Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Art’s strength is rooted in the moment people connect with a truth rather than just know it. Regardless of the medium, it is a catalyst for empathy and positive change, said multidisciplinary artist Carey Newman, recently appointed the inaugural Impact Chair of Indigenous ...

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Artists boycott Indigenous Music Awards over cultural appropriation concerns 

Several artists are pulling support for the Indigenous Music Awards over concerns about cultural appropriation of Inuit throat singing. Tanya Tagaq, Kelly Fraser and Iva are among the musicians who posted to social media pledging not to participate in the awards until the organization revises its policies or includes Inuit ...

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