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Ming Wu: KANATA 150? looks at the role of colonialism in Canadian patriotism

You probably already know Ming. He is a champion of music, art, and culture, and brings enthusiasm and fun wherever he goes (which, as it turns out, is a lot of places). This week, Ming visited the opening of KANATA 150?, an exhibit at Studio Sixty Six, which showcases the work of seven emerging Indigenous artists reflecting […]

Video of the Week: A Tribe Called Red’s “The Manawan Session”

A Tribe Called Red released a video Tuesday called “The Manawan Session,” which follows them as they travel to Manawan, Atikamekw Nation, in Quebec, in order to record new music with Black Bear Singers, a drum group from the community of Manawan, of the Atikamekw nation in Quebec. The eight-minute, documentary-style video explores the collaboration between the […]

Write On Ottawa: Campy detective yarn tackles #MMIW

Carl Faehrmann self-published his debut novel, One little, Two Little, Three Little Indians, in the spring of 2015. The story follows Ottawa police detective Joe Donnelly as he chases down a serial killer targeting young Indigenous women. As he pieces together a historical connection that all the women share, he becomes exposed to Canada’s legacy […]

Jazzfest: Tanya Tagaq will be a stirring experience

I once had the opportunity to watch Tanya Tagaq perform in what seemed to me the unlikeliest of situations: in the community hall of her own hometown Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, in front of an audience of German tourists sporting thick coats in the middle of August, from a cruise ship making its way through the […]

Tanya Tagaq plays the best punk show ever

The folks at the NAC might be kicking themselves for having booked Tanya Tagaq into the small Fourth Stage instead of one of their larger rooms: the show was booked before she won the Polaris Prize, reignited the debate in Canada over the seal hunt, and changed the way many Canadians think about Inuit musical […]