Forbes 30 Under 30 Toronto Lists First Ever Two-Spirit Winner

designer, Scott Wabano on a catwalk stage, being applauded by a crowd.

Fashion designer Scott Wabano, from the Mushkegowuk and Eeyou Istchee territory, made history by becoming the first Two Spirit winner for Forbes 30 Under 30 Toronto. They made the list alongside Anishnaabe fashion designer, mentor, Lesley Hampton. “I envisioned it for myself, and it happened. It’s really cool because I was able to make the […]

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Residential School Survivor Calls for Survivor Stories to be Preserved Before Records are Destroyed

2 copies of Geraldine Shingoose's preserved residential school experiences, from MyRecordsMyChoice

Geraldine Shingoose, residential school survivor, is advocating for more survivors’ stories to be preserved for historical and educational reasons before the records are destroyed. Residential school survivors who have made Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or Independent Assessment Process (IAP) claims for compensation for residential school abuses can have their records copied for personal use. Survivors […]

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Beadwork Artist’s Indigenized Dolls Aim to Bring Diversity, Inclusion to Barbie Culture

The highly anticipated Barbie movie hit theaters this week. But with no Indigenous representation in the movie, audience members might wonder how an Indigenous Barbie might have looked, and Breanna Deis has an answer. After recognizing a lack of Indigenous representation in the Mattel doll line, Ulkatcho beadwork artist Breanna Deis has taken it upon […]

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