indigenous Filter
  1. Dentalium and Dreams Beyond the University

    Indigenous grad school student Erica Violet Lee meditates on wealth and abundance: “I want wealth by our definitions, because their definitions will always label us needy, at-risk, poor. I want abundance, in all the ways we define it for ourselves.”

    Academia
  2. Sweetmoon Photography

    Sweetmoon Photography is the creative outlet of poet and artist Tenille K. Campbell, who specializes in photographing indigenous people.

    Art
  3. For My Brothers and Sisters

    “My sister and I were once in the Child Welfare System so the death of Tina Fontaine struck me personally.” At Tea&Bannock, guest blogger Kailey Arthurson’s poem calls us to defend the sacred, to defend the children.

    Abuse
    Photo by Tennille K. Campbell
  4. TAKEN: Stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    Taken is a television series dedicated to telling the individual stories of the more than 1,000 indigenous women who have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

    Current Events
  5. On Poetry and Photography

    Guest blogger Kelsie Marchand, a Syilx woman from the Okanagan Territory in British Columbia, at Tea&Bannock: “I used to be a lost soul and when I found that photography can be an expression of unspeakable words, then I felt as though I found my true self.”

    Inspiration
    Image by Kelsie Marchand
  6. “We see this all the time in ‘allies’ in Indian Country — folks who may have entered into communities or organizing in a good way, but then take the label of ally as a check mark, rather than something they have to continually work at.”

    Commentary
  7. 10 Reasons Why Joseph Boyden is a Problem and Should Go Away

    Not Your Average Indian suggests that you should bypass Joseph Boyden for deserving Indigenous authors.

    Identity
  8. Telling Story, Sharing Light: A Roundtable Discussion with the Women of Tea&Bannock

    Tea&Bannock is a supportive community celebrating life through the Indigenous gaze. Meet the seven artists behind it.

    Culture
    Photo by Tenille Campbell.
  9. “Yes, everyone should be talking about climate change, but you should also be talking about the fact that Native communities deserve to survive, because our lives are worth defending in their own right — not simply because ‘this affects us all.’”

    Current Events
  10. Decolonial Love Notes to Myself

    Jana-Rae Yerxa writes about wanting to be fucking great — and to feel comfortable enough to say it aloud. Jana-Rae is Anishinaabe, from the Couchiching First Nation.

    Identity
  11. The Two-Sentence View of History

    “A great deal of people do not seem to believe history matters unless you can explain it to them in about two sentences.” At An Indigenous History of North America, Kai comments on how many people, especially in the United States, don’t seem to find the study of history, or history itself, that important.

    History
  12. Dear Media: I Am More Than Just Violence

    Billy-Ray Belcourt, a First Nations student at the University of Alberta, is tired of talking about violence: “This, however, is not an isolated incident: everyone wants me to talk about violence. It’s as if the story only makes sense if it’s about Indigenous suffering.”

    Identity
  13. Canada’s National Disgrace

    John Matthew Barlow on how aboriginal people get screwed in Canada: “Canada’s treatment of its aboriginal population is a national disgrace and tragedy, made worse by the fact that most Canadians don’t know or don’t care, and a good number of them are part of the problem . . .”

    Race
  14. What If People Told European History Like They Told Native American History?

    Kai at An Indigenous History of North America points out an inadequate history textbook.

    History