The 2024 Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival Promises New Hits and Old Favourites

June is Indigenous History Month, which means it’s almost time for the Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival. This year’s festival promises to delight patrons with new attractions, while still offering all of the classic staples that make this festival the perfect way to kick off the Summer. New to the festival this year is the Glow […]

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Aysanabee, Snotty Nose Rez Kids Lead 2023 SSIMA Nominations

The nominees for the 2023 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards (SSIMAs) have been announced. Aysanabee and Snotty Nose Rez Kids lead the nominees with 6 and 5 nominations respectively. Winners will be announced at a live ceremony on June 6th at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, hosted by Anishinaabe activist, broadcaster, and content creator […]

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Virtual panel on UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

On July 7th, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) the Government of Canada is hosting a rebroadcast of a virtual discussion panel featuring First Nations, Inuit and Métis experts and senior federal officials. Speakers include: Laurie Sargent, Angie Bruce, Shalene Curtis-Micallef, Caleb Behn, Diana Kwan, Time Argetsigner, Brandon MacLeod, Kathleen Boston, Manitok Thompson and Elder […]

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Indigenous folks living in cities can now book second COVID-19 vaccine 3-4 weeks after first dose

The province announced on Monday that urban Indigenous people can now book their second COVID-19 vaccine dose at the manufacturer-recommended 3-4 week period after receiving their first dose. This only applied to Indigenous people on reserve in a previous provincial vaccine rollout update. Now, First Nation, Métis and Inuit can book both doses within a […]

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