Watch: Kohkom

What can three Elders, a producer and a filmmaker do during COVID times?  They decided to meet every week for 12 weeks on the Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples YouTube Channel. Meet the Kohkoms, Donna Lynn Lerat, Gloria Myo and Donna Merasty, as they learn about each other, share their stories, navigate a COVID-19 world, and take their first steps in to professional theatre.

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Read: Seven Fallen Feathers

Read Seven Fallen Feathers, by Anishinaabe journalist and author Tanya Talaga, which looks into the history of Thunder Bay, a place that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

Or read her book that came from her CBC Massey Lectures, All Our Relations,  a powerful call for action, justice, and a better, more equitable world for all Indigenous Peoples.

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Learn About Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Learn about the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) by visiting this website that is specific to the process of the inquiry. Or dive into this important new title addressing issues around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Keetsahnak: Our Murdered and Missing Indigenous Sisters reveals “the tension between personal, political, and public action. . .as the contributors look at the roots of violence and how it diminishes life for all. Together, they create a model for anti-violence work from an Indigenous perspective.”

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