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Native America Calling: Native playlist with Northern Cree
Forty years after four brothers first came together as Northern Cree, they are releasing their first fully self-published and owned record.
Native America Calling: The strength of powerlifting for Indigenous female athletes
Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce talks with Indigenous female powerlifters about what draws them to the sport and what keeps them going.
The Conversation: An attack of Indigenous rights is an attack on nature conservation
The Łutsël K’é Dene First Nation has protected Thaidene Nëné under their own law since time immemorial.
Native food sovereignty figure admits no tribal connections
A scholar who has made a name for herself in Native food sovereignty has vowed to stop claiming to be of “Mohawk/Mi’kmaq descent” despite doing so for decades.
Native America Calling: Inuit teens save the world from aliens
A group of Inuit teenage girls face off against murderous aliens that inhabit the bodies of people and animals in a new film.
The Conversation: Advancing food sovereignty in Indigenous communities
The lack of baseline data on the scale and scope of Indigenous involvement in agriculture continues to be an obstacle to effective engagement of Indigenous communities.
‘The Pretendians’ documentary from Canada tackles hot topic
A new documentary tackles a topic that continues to generate controversy. Why are so many people claiming to be Indian?
The Conversation: Reckoning with the history of public schooling and settler colonialism
Many Canadians are coming to terms with the nation’s history of schooling and settler colonialism.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring a true Mohawk patriot
Richard Thasriwasatse Oakes changed our culture, our politics, our economies.
Native America Calling: Queen Elizabeth’s legacy: Indigenous people and the Royal Family
Indigenous leaders are among those reflecting on the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II.
Native America Calling: Housing security in the Arctic
A film crew follows an Inuit and Gwich’in hunter as he builds a traditional Inuvialuit log cabin off the grid.
Charges laid against Native woman reported as missing in Canada
Dawn Walker has been accused of faking her disappearance and that of her child in a case that attracted widespread attention in Canada.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors reject Pope Francis’ apology
No Native entity knows the answers and to truly heal we need our children returned to our homes.
Native America Calling: The history and protocols of headdresses
The pictures of Pope Francis wearing a headdress spurred controversy across the globe — and across social media.
Native America Calling: The Menu
Today on Native America Calling, Andi Murphy hosts the Indigenous food show The Menu.
Pope Francis apologizes for Catholic Church’s role at Native residential schools
Pope Francis, the leader of the Catholic Church, delivers remarks at Maskwacis Park in Alberta, Canada.
The Conversation: A brief history of the Catholic Church and Native peoples
Religious communities, bishops and popes were variously complicit in a system that dispossessed Indigenous peoples and cruelly oppressed their children at Native residential schools.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors maintain our ancestral lands
One of the intents of the Canadian and U.S. governments in creating the boarding-residential schools was to alienate indigenous people from their ancestral lands.
Residential School Survivors of Akwesasne: No apology without justice
Nothing will be done for us without us. No one may speak on our behalf without our express approval.
Native America Calling: Pope Francis in Canada
Pope Francis is set to visit with First Nations leaders again, this time on their own homelands.
The Conversation: Families still seeking justice for loss of loved ones
Three young Indigenous people died under mysterious circumstances in Prince Rupert in British Columbia. The investigations into their deaths were inadequate.
Native America Calling: Historic settlement to compensate Canada’s Indigenous children
The government of Canada will pay $20 billion dollars to Indigenous children and their families following a historic settlement.
Haudenosaunee Nationals advance to championship bracket at World Lacrosse tournament
The Haudenosaunee Nationals women’s team is on a winning streak at the World Lacrosse games.
Native America Calling: #LandBack Canada
For many in Canada, #LandBack means taking back positions as stewards of the land and bringing balance to the community.
Native America Calling: Bear Grease is the word
An all-Native send-up of the musical turned hit movie “Grease” is connecting with audiences across Turtle Island.
Native America Calling: Indigenous hockey
If you know the names Brian Trottier, Reggie Leach, and Theo Fleury, you are a hockey fan.
The Conversation: Catholic Church avoids accounting for abuses at residential schools
On an intuitive and experiential level, the Catholic Church as an institution was an agent of harm. But Pope Francis has avoided saying so.
Native America Calling: The papal apology
The apology from Pope Francis sought forgiveness for the role the Catholic Church played in atrocities at Native residential schools.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Residential school survivors deserve justice, not an apology
Tens of thousands of Native children suffered abuse at residential schools run by the Catholic Church, all with the compliance of the Canadian government.
Native America Calling: Resources for families facing public trauma
The 2016 shooting death of Coulton Boushie, from the Red Pheasant Cree Nation, touched off a national discussion about race and justice in Canada.
Self-proclaimed ‘Auntie’ admits being wrong about tribal affiliations
A social media figure who built a following by creating “Native” content is backing away from her tribal affiliation claims.
The Conversation: Native nations are the experts on citizenship
There is a growing movement to identify and call-out people who have fraudulently held positions by claiming indigeneity like Cheyanne Turions, Joseph Boyden, Michelle Latimer and Carrie Bourassa.
Native America Calling: Music Maker Edition with PIQSIQ
The Indigenous artistry of Inuksuk Mackay (Inuit) and Tiffany Ayalik (Inuit) comes together as PIQSIQ.
National Museum of the American Indian opens Native Cinema Showcase
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by watching Indigenous cinema from around the world.
Native America Calling: Catholic reconciliation in Canada?
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with an Indigenous delegation when he visits Canada in December.
The Conversation: Native ceremony in the age of COVID-19
Indigenous ceremonies have been central to Indigenous health and well-being since time immemorial.
The Conversation: Education system can’t remain silent on Native genocide
The education system needs to help teachers address, repair and heal education towards and beyond reconciliation.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Wearing orange for Native residential school survivors
People ask why the residential-boarding school survivors, their respective families and supporters wear orange.
Albert Bender: Truth, justice, and reconciliation for Indian boarding schools
The sordid history of the U.S. effort to bring Native children into boarding schools is, quite frankly, staggering.
Doug George-Kanentiio: Honoring the survivors of Native residential schools
Almost 2,000 Native children have been found on the grounds of former residential schools and thousands more have yet to be located.
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