Arts


Award-Winning Actress Michelle Thrush in Residence at Trent University

Michelle Thrush, an award-winning Canadian actress who has been working in film, television, and theatre for over twenty-five years and… Read more »

Award-winning Canadian actress Michelle Thrush.

Métis Artist Christi Belcourt

“My heart overflows with love for the beauty of this world, The mystery of this planet and this universe is… Read more »

Michif, Metis Artist 
Christi Belcourt christibelcourt.com

Going Home Star: A Heartrending Tribute to Residential School Survivors

The Canadian residential school system operated on a federally sanctioned policy aimed at eradicating First Nations culture. That is the… Read more »

RWB Company dancers Sophia Lee and Liang Xing in Going Home Star, 2014 performance. Photo by Samanta Katz

JunoFest Indigenous Showcase Features Buffy Sainte-Marie and All Juno Aboriginal Nominees

When the 2016 Juno Awards came to Treaty-Seven Blackfoot Territory, Tsuu T’ina Nation welcomed all of the inspiring artists to… Read more »

2016 Juno Award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie takes home Contemporary Roots Album of the Year and Aboriginal Album of the Year for _Power In the Blood_.

Coastal First Nations Dance Festival Shares Diverse Performance Arts Of Pacific Northwest

The Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is a weeklong celebration that honours rich cultural traditions through transcendent performance. Presented by… Read more »

Photo courtesy of Dancers of Damelahamid

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet Presents Poignant Tale of Hope and Understanding in Vancouver Premiere of Going Home Star

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) presents the Vancouver premiere of the critically acclaimed and deeply moving classical ballet, Going Home… Read more »

Royal Winnipeg Ballet ~ Going Home Star

Mi’kmaw Woman Becomes First Aboriginal Poet Laureate of Halifax

Spoken word artist Rebecca Thomas will become the Halifax Regional Municipality’s sixth Poet Laureate. The municipality’s Poet Laureate serves as… Read more »

Rebecca Thomas, new Poet Laureate of Halifax. (Photo Credit: Matthew Madden)

Manitobah Mukluks: Preserving Métis Cultural Expression In Unique Footwear

Growing up in the cold Manitoba winter, Sean McCormick proudly wore his mukluks wherever he walked. A deep appreciation for… Read more »

An array of mukluk creations—the final project for the 2015 graduating students. 

CODE’s 3rd Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature: A Literacy Initiative Like No Other

CODE is proud to announce the winners of its 3rd Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Literature… Read more »

CODE 2015 Burt Award winning titles.

New Young First Nation Cast Impress In A New Film _Fire Song_

After sitting through a private screening of the movie Fire Song, a film by Adam Garnet Jones, I thought the… Read more »

The young cast of _Fire Song_. The World Premiere is set for the Toronto International Film Festival. _Fire Song_ is a universal story about youthful dreams confined by reality, set in a remote Aboriginal community. The reserve at Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation and Fort William First Nation in Northwestern Ontario provide a vivid backdrop to the daily turmoil of Shane (Andrew Martin), a gay Anishnabe teenager struggling to support his family in the aftermath of his sister’s suicide.