The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Network launched the Indigenous Ally toolkit in English and in French. Being an ally is about creating safe spaces by educating others on the realities and histories of marginalized people. The toolkit provides suggested steps and self-reflections for people who want to be an ally.
sākihiwē festival (formerly Aboriginal Music Week) is a music festival in Winnipeg, Manitoba which presents Indigenous artists from around the world performing hip hop, electronic, traditional, world, folk, rock, country and blues music.
The Native Drums web project is a diverse dialogue on culture, history and traditional knowledge with Indigenous cultural partners, educational institutions, government and private industry. Centred around the central themes of drums and music of Canadian First Peoples, Native Drums traces the history, mythology, and significance of the drum in traditional societies of Canada’s Eastern Woodlands, compared with Western Coastal regions in terms of history, arts and culture.
Listen to episodes of Reclaimed, CBC’s Indigenous music program. Get to know nominees and winners of the Indigenous Music Awards. Watch videos showcasing Canada’s top Indigenous musicians. Here are some lists and artists to start you off!
We hate trying to fit these genre-defying artists into categories, but hope it will help you find your next favourite artist.
FOLK, ROCK, SINGER/SONGWRITER Buffy Saint-Marie, Andrea Menard, Digging Roots, Susan Aglukark, Winston Wuttunee, John Arcand, Tomson Highway
ALTERNATIVE Tanya Tagaq, iskwē, Jeremy Dutcher, Melody McKiver
CLASSICAL Cris Derksen
COUNTRY Crystal Shawanda, Shane Yellowbird
ELECTRONIC A Tribe Called Red
HIP HOP T-Rhyme, Eekwol, Drezus, JB The First Lady, Joey Stylez
TRADITIONAL Northern Cree
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Reconciliation can mean something very unique to each of us but we need to take the time to listen, learn and share with one another. This CBC article looks at individual reflections and will spark your own reflections!
Heartspeak is about sharing stories that inspire and providing inspirational educational media to support well-being and success. In this segment, Senator Murray Sinclair (Chair, Truth & Reconciliation Commission) provides background on the history of residential schools and the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. He highlights the need to teach the history and intergenerational impact of residential schools and our shared responsibility to forge a new relationship of mutual respect and trust.
Meet Dr. Nadine Caron, Canadas first female First Nations Surgeon on CBC Radio, The Current. Hear Dr. Caron talk about how traditional Indigenous healing practices and Western medicine can co-exist.
CBC’s radio show Tapestry explores the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. Listen here to become more informed.