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Search efforts continue for man who fell from train bridge in Pinaymootang First Nation

By | October 30, 2020

Search and recovery efforts continue in Pinaymootang First Nation for a man who fell into the icy Fairford River on Sunday. Dana Letandre, 32, fell on Sunday around 9:30 p.m. while walking across an old train bridge in the community about 200 kilometres north of Winnipeg. Police said on Monday he is presumed dead. Dubbed the “black bridge” by the community, the steel bridge was… Read More »

Winnipeg Art Gallery exhibition puts spotlight on Inuit clothing and jewelry

By | October 29, 2020

This beaded amauti would have been worn on special occasions. (Lenard Monkman/CBC) Art fans will have a chance to preview some of the work that will be featured at the Winnipeg Art Gallery’s Inuit art centre at a new exhibition on Inuit clothing and jewelry design.  “The amount of detail that goes into making some of the parkas and then even the smaller,… Read More »

Michif language projects get federal funding boost in Manitoba

By | October 17, 2020

The official language of the Métis Nation will be getting a boost in Manitoba after the federal government announced close to half a million dollars in funding. On Thursday, Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault and Northern Affairs Minister Dan Vandal announced  $487,000 in funding from the Indigenous Languages and Cultures Program toward revitalizing the Michif language in Manitoba. The Manitoba Métis Federation… Read More »

Wellness campaign for northern Manitoba First Nations launches with flu shot PSA

By | October 11, 2020

A multi-phased wellness campaign that targets First Nations in northern Manitoba is beginning with the launch of a public service announcement encouraging flu vaccinations.  The video is titled Breathe and is the first part of the Immunity Wellness campaign developed by Keewatinohk Inniniw Minoayawin (KIM), which in Cree means northern peoples’ wellness. KIM is a self-governing First Nations health organization… Read More »

‘Anishiative’ litter patrol aims to make North End streets cleaner, safer

By | October 10, 2020

Young community leaders in Winnipeg’s North End are cleaning up litter and hoping to inspire other Indigenous youth to give back to their community. In June, brother-and-sister duo Rylee Nepinak and Kristyn Boubard started a foot patrol called Anishiative after seeing how the pandemic was affecting people who were struggling in the inner-city.  Every Tuesday and Thursday, the pair meet… Read More »

Manitoba photo campaign honours lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women

By | October 4, 2020

A photo series of families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls is launching Oct. 4, an official day in Manitoba meant to honour the lost lives.  “Any time I can be my daughter and my sister’s voice, I’m happy to do things like that. It’s healing,” said Betty Rourke. Rourke, along with her husband Mike Rourke, were photographed… Read More »

Residential school survivor helps other former students, families reconnect to culture

By | September 30, 2020

One residential school survivor continues her own healing journey by helping other former students reconnect to their language and ceremonies. “It makes me feel proud of being Anishinaabe. It makes me feel like I’m doing something to help at least one person,” said Martina Fisher. Fisher, Anishinaabekwe from Bloodvein First Nation, went to the Assiniboia Indian Residential School… Read More »

Meet Mattmac, the blind Oji-Cree artist who writes, raps and produces his own music

By | September 24, 2020

From small gospel jamborees on the rez to the bright lights of the big city, one self-taught, blind Oji-Cree artist is hoping his music will break down barriers for other young people with disabilities. “I obviously have a disability. I’m blind, but I’ve never let that stop me,” said Matthew Monias, 20, a.k.a. Mattmac. “I’ve been putting in my time and… Read More »