Project puts Indigenous artwork on skateboards

June 21 is the first day of summer, National Indigenous Peoples Day, and Go Skate Day - “a triple whammy!” said Scott Berwick. Berwick, of the Kanien’kehá:ka Onkwawén:na Raotitióhkwa Language and Cultural Center (KOR) photo studio, wanted to do something special for this trifecta of occasions. When he found a

Will E. Skandalz ain’t slowing down

Courtesy Satehoronies McComber Satehoronies McComber, AKA Will E. Skandalz, or just Boopie, has not let the pandemic stop him from doing his thing. The hip-hop artist and event MC has continued to put out new songs and music videos throughout our near two-year battle with COVID-19, on top of weekly podcasts

Brendt Thomas Diabo reaches pinnacle again

Courtesy Brendt Thomas Diabo Kahnawa’kehró:non Brendt Thomas Diabo has topped the charts of the Indigenous Music Countdown for the second time in his musical career. His song “Foolish Heart” first debuted on the countdown in mid-November, gradually climbing its way up until it hit #1 on February 12. “It’s had a

Another prestigious nomination for Tracey Deer

File photo The nominations for the Rogers Best Canadian Feature Award have been announced, and the critically-acclaimed film Beans directed by Tracey Deer has made the cut. The powerful coming-of-age story set to the backdrop of the Siege of Kanesatake (aka Oka Crisis) is one of three films nominated for this

Speed-painting for a good cause

(Courtesy Owisokon Lahache) “I thought to myself, failure is not an option,” said artist Owisokon Lahache. Not on stage, in front of so many people. She had been preparing for this moment, drafting sketches, photographing objects she would like to paint to get an idea of how to size them out on

Standing up for his Indigenous heritage

(Courtesy Tsyoyunthu Adriana Poulette) Community member Tsyoyunthu Adriana Poulette and her two boys Tharahkwisere Stacey, 11, and Tahaniehtatihentho Stacey, 9, were so excited when they heard that the boys had been cast in a mini-series. It was the first such experience for both boys, said Poulette. The mini-series is about residential schools,

Art with a powerful message

(Courtesy Kaia’tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush)  For a soft-spoken artist, Kaia’tanó:ron Dumoulin Bush’s art has a lot to say. With bright, bold colours and a canvas chock-full of action and movement, the Kanien’kehá:ka and French artist’s work has a message to deliver. And from now until December 18, that message is on display at

Indigenous photos to take over Montreal streets

(Courtesy Martin Akwiranoron Loft) Photographer Martin Akwiranoron Loft’s portraits of Kahnawa’kehró:non will be displayed in the streets of Montreal as part of a photo project highlighting the forced displacement of Indigenous Peoples. Indigenous Forced Displacement is a photo action organized through the international Inside Out Project, which is an initiative that encourages