Three Businesses You Can Support This National Day For Truth And Reconciliation

This coming September 30th will be the first-ever National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. However, just because it’s no longer called Orange Shirt Day doesn’t mean you’re not still encouraged to wear one. If you’re a last-minute shopper, here are three Indigenous-owned businesses that we love, and you can support in anticipation of September 30th. 1) […]

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Indigenous Tourism Ontario Presents: A Three Fires Collaborative Quest

The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario is collaborating with Indigenous Tourism Ontario and the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation for A Three Fires Collaborative Quest. This is a program that was designed to fill in critical gaps within the industry and encourage the recovery and growth of Ontario’s tourism workforce. It will do so by bringing […]

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NAC Indigenous Theatre shares in Orange Shirt Day beading workshop

September 30th marks Orange Shirt Day. It’s a day to raise awareness about Indigenous history in Canada and the trauma and injustice faced at residential schools. The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre’s Indigenous Cultural Resident, Algonquin Anishinabeg artist, Mairi Brascoupe will deliver a virtual beadwork class leading up to Orange Shirt Day. While learning the art form […]

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No provincial holiday for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation will not be considered a provincial statutory holiday in Ontario this year. A spokesperson for Indigenous Affairs Minister Greg Rickford says the day will be treated similar to Remembrance Day. A statement reads Ontario is “working in collaboration with Indigenous partners, survivors, and affected families to ensure the […]

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Indigenous Doctor Named President-Elect of Canadian Medical Association

Anesthesiologist, Dr. Alika Lafontaine, has been named the first Indigenous president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association. Lafontaine is also the first president-elect of the CMA to be of Pacific Islander lineage. Prior to his nomination, Lafontaine served as co-leader of the Indigenous Health Alliance from 2013 to 2017. He currently practices anesthesiology in Grande Prairie, […]

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National Arts Centre Announces Concerts for 2021-2022 Season

If you’re like me, you’re seriously starting to crave some live music. Thankfully, the National Arts Centre has everyone covered. Early on Thursday, the NAC announced that they will be returning to in-person performances for their 2021-2022 season.   The 2021-2022 season includes performances from Indigenous artists Shawnee Kish and William Prince, as well as […]

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Celebrate Indigenous Sport Heroes through a digital Education Experience

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame launched a new digital book that celebrates Indigenous athletes this week. The online experience, Indigenous Sport Heroes, is a collection of stories about Indigenous sports stars. Some of these athletes include Mohawk box lacrosse player, Bill Isaacs, twin sisters and cross country stars, Sharon Anne and Shirley Firth from Gwich’in First […]

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