Stinging Needle

By Bitty Bitty My name is Bitty. I am two-spirit and I make art. I have maternal Coast Salish roots of Lkwungen, Quw’utsun and Lummi descent and paternal roots of mixed Irish, French and Euro ancestry. The art I contributed about Matriarch Camp is a piece I drew...

The Beauty of Indigenous Resistance Across Lands & Oceans

by Tunchai Redvers  I grew up North of the 60th parallel, raised across Treaty 8 territory in what is known as the Northwest Territories, or Denendeh. As a young Dene/Metis girl, my definition of home, much like my nomadic ancestors, was relative to my current...

Gitche Namewikwedong Reconciliation Garden

By Susan Staves “Reconciliation requires constructive action on addressing the ongoing legacies of colonialism that have had destructive impacts on Aboriginal people’s education, cultures and languages, health, child welfare, administration of justice, and economic...

Porphyry Deer

by Michel Dumont  There is a history of light keepers marrying Ojibway women on Porphyry Island from the second light keepers family in the 1890s to the last family to man the light in the 1980s my aunt and uncle Eva and Gordon Graham. This deer was my attempt to...

Rebuilding our Relationship with the land

By: Beze and Vanessa Gray Our homeland is more than the reservation system forced onto my ancestors across our traditional territory. Land is sacred, and this is especially important to acknowledge when multinational companies carelessly contaminate the environment we...

Beyond Body, Words and Time

Reviews of Billy-Ray Belcourt’s This Wound is a World and Joshua Whitehead’s Full-Metal Indigiqueer by Kai Cheng Thom “my body, like the land, was up for grabs.” – Billy-Ray Belcourt, “Boyfriend Poems” How does a settler of colour like me – a third generation, ripped...