I am pleased to introduce you to a very unique and special opportunity to partner with my First Nation in the development of a high quality destination resort spa and wellness centre in our traditional lands of Northwestern Ontario.
Turtle Island Tourism Company's mission, simply put, is to provide authentic Aboriginal experiences to visitors to Canada's capital region. Canadian and American Aboriginal culture is a source of much fascination to many world-wide, yet to many, it is as mysterious as it is fascinating.
Our mission is to encourage and support Aboriginal people in building and
reinforcing sustainable healing processes that address the legacy of Physical Abuse
and Sexual Abuse in the Residential School system, including intergenerational
impacts. Notre mission est d'appuyer les peuples autochtones et de les encourager à concevoir, développer et renforcer des démarches de guérison durables qui s'attaquent aux effets des abus sexuels et physiques subis dans les pensionnats, y compris les répercussions intergénérationnelles.
This three-year post-secondary program leads to either a diploma in print or broadcast journalism. Upon completion of the program
learners will also receive a certificate in specialized Aboriginal Media Studies from First Nations Technical Institute.
Illustration of a Wampum Bias Weave Collar - Wampum was used by many Indian peoples in the northeastern part of North America as a way of recording and sending messages. It consisted of purple and white beads made from the shells of quahog clams. The beads were strung in single strands or woven into 'belts', much like those made on bead-looms today. The design on each string or belt indicated the type of message being sent and helped the messenger remember the specific contents.
Translate a word online from English to Anishinaabe or Anishinaabe to English. The double vowel system used here is based on the work of linguists Earl Nyholm of Bemidji State University and John Nichols of The University of Manitoba.
Site is devoted to the history of the Anishinabek or, as they are also known, the Algonquin, Chippewa, Ojibwa,Ojibway, Ojibwe, Missauaga, Nipissing, Ottawa and the Potawatomi. All Anishinabek will take kindly to this site.
This is a web site that is dedicated to the holistic healing of body mind and spirit through traditional native american ceremonies and western therapy by a Ojibwa/Cree tradional sweat lodge keeper and addictions & susbtance abuse counselor.
The story of Mary Fortier (Author), what she has lived through and how she finally came to terms with the tragic events that had occurred at St-Ann's Residential School. Join Mary in her journey to coping, accepting and coming to terms with the events that have affected her youth and into adulthood and her healing process.
FOR the past forty years I have endeavoured to gather, from every available source, all possible information bearing upon this subject. After a minute study of every detail obtainable, I have come to the conclusion that at this distance of time, with such meagre material as we possess, it would be utterly out of the question to attempt to write an accurate history of the aborigines of this island.
To create new, unique, authentic Aboriginal events or festivals using the experience, knowledge and proficiency gained while planning, programming and establishing successful projects and then to share that information with other Aboriginals to ensure a growing community of new entrepreneurs.
An Aboriginal owned business. CLLC is a language school that specializes in teaching English to students from other countries including Korea, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Chile, Taiwan and more.
Garnet Brooks (Micmac) is the owner and a youth entrepreneur who founded the school at the ripe age of 28. Brooks had spent 7 years in Asia lecturing English at a university after finishing his masters degree in applied linguistics. CLLC - The Canadian Language Learning Centre is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This Bilboquet is a a ring and pin game. It is a stylized version of a North American
Indian game. The intent of the game is to throw the untethered ring into the air and
catch it on the pointed end of the pin as the ring falls.
A Circle of All Nations - A Culture of Peace
The Circle of All Nations is neither an organization nor a network – rather it is a growing circle of individuals committed to respect for Mother Earth, promotion of racial harmony, advancement of social justice, recognition and honouring of indigenous wisdom and peace building.
The core values sustaining the Circle are love, forgiveness, compassion respect and responsibility.
"We must come together with one heart, one mind, one love and one determination."
- William Commanda
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq (CMM) is an organization that was formed in 1986 by the Band Councils of six Mainland Nova Scotia First Nations, namely Afton, Acadia, Horton, Millbrook, Pictou Landing and Shubenacadie.
In the matter of court jurisdiction under natural law in and over the unceded Indian territories of the Hudson, St. Croix, Chaleur Bay, Ottawa and lower St. Lawrence River Drainage Basins and Estuaries (USA and Canada), February 2, 1997.
This fifteenth century Iroquoian Village was reconstructed on its original site to create a unique opportunity to expand our understanding and appreciation of Ontario's original people. Three sources of information are being used to reconstruct the village. Archaeological data determined the exact location of the main structures along with other inground features such as fire pits and posts. Historical documentation (the records of Jesuits and early explorers) provided details of the above ground portions of the longhouses, palisade walls and smaller village structures. Finally, the native peoples of today who carry on the traditions of their ancestors help us gain a stronger appreciation of native culture and its unique relationship with Mother Earth.
Geow-lud-mo-sis-eg are sort of magical little beings, something like the Leprechauns of Ireland, who appear to certain people at certain times in certain places in many Native communities. This story comes to us from Pat Paul, from the Maliseet Nation in New Brunswick, Canada. Pat produces current, up-to-date essays, stories, articles, legends, poems, and other literary items relating to the life and times of today's aboriginal people in the hemisphere.
Cultural Explorers is an innovative Cultural Resource Management Company. Archaeology is the passion and we specialize in underwater Native sites.
We act as liaison between developers and Local Native groups, survey, test and mitigate innundated lands & shorelines. We also consult with Ministry and Goverment officials on many levels to affect change in favour of protection of sites, education and First Nation interests.
The First Nations and Inuit Suicide Prevention Association of Quebec (FNISPAQ) is a non-profit Aboriginal organization and has its head office situated in Wemontaci. The Association exists since November 2, 2001(Section III of the Company Act, licence 1160414943). The Association has more than three hundred members from First Nations and Inuit from across Quebec. Its mission is to participate in the group efforts aimed at contributing to the well being and balance of the lives of Aboriginal people of Quebec.
Dibaudjimoh is periodically published by Nawash Communications. This site is the electronic version and includes a lot of extras. Click the red links to navigate through the site and you'll be able to read what the characters are saying
The Dreamcatcher's Youth Program (DYP) empowers Aboriginal Youth through holistic and culturally appropriate youth driven programs and services. DYP instills traditional Aboriginal values that address the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual needs of Urban Aboriginal Youth.
Wampum belt - Among the First Nations of the east, wampum was most often used to measure wealth and for gift-giving. The wampum belt you see on the screen is made of small cylindrical shells strung together. In addition to being used as a means of payment, wampum belts also had ceremonial uses, such as the marking of peace treaties, the summoning of the various nations to war, or the recording of important events in the history of the people.
The dynamic Montagnais community of Essipit invites you to live your passion for nature without any compromise in the confort of a luxurious condos, enjoy a whale-watching cruise.The services of an outfitter and a multitude of activities inspired by our north American Indian culture and heritage.
The Power Within People is a book that examines ethnostress in Indigenous communities and how Native people are held back from achieving their full potential. Offers positive insights for change and a free PowerPoint presentation.
The Wabash River was the center of settlement for several different tribes in the eighteenth century. This settlement attracted the French who established Fort Ouiatenon among the Indian villages. In 1715 the French government in Quebec granted permission for the establishment of trade with the Ottawa, Miami, and Illinois who were middlemen in the fur trade with more distant groups. Another reason for building Fort Ouiatenon and it's geographic placement was to break any presumed connections the "natives" might have had with the English in the Ohio Valley region.
In 1611, Huron people presented Samuel de Champlain, the governor of the French colony of Quebec, with this wampum belt made of sea shells. Four people represent the Confederacy of the four Huron nations. Each person holds a symbol of union in one hand.
For nearly 60 years, a prim and opinionated woman from Red Wing, Minnesota conducted a personal campaign to capture Native American traditional music before it vanished from the continent. Setting out in the early 1900s, Frances Densmore traveled to remote Indian villages where few other white women would dare venture. Her tools were a simple box camera and a cylinder phonograph. Experience a presentation about Densmore's life work, much as she herself might have told it, i an online interpretation of a "magic lantern show"
The games created in these pages are based on the principle that learning should be fun. The aim is to provide an entertaining way for you to learn about Newfoundland and Labrador through playing crossword puzzles, memory games, and sliding puzzles. Because the games are intended to positively reinforce learning, where appropriate, links are provided to pertinent articles.
Gilbert Sewell is a Mi'gmaq elder, historian, folklorist, storyteller, guide, woodcarver, Mi'gmaq language instructor, and small business owner from Pabineau First Nation, New Brunswick. He is the recipient of several awards including the NB Human Rights Award, The NB Eco Award, Orono, Maine Museum Award, and the Canadian Merit Award -all attributed to his tireless dedication to sharing, expressing, and teaching others about his Mi'gmaq heritage.
Harry Whiskeychan, born in the bush 40 miles from Waskaganish on December 25, 1928. He was inspired by late John Blueboy in the art of tamarack making. In 1974, he made his very first tamarack decoy, "it wasn't much of a decoy," says Harry. After 24 years, he has become one of the finest artists in the art of tamarack making.
Project to Create a Culturally Based
Environmental Protection Process "With the spirit of the Kaswentha and the Silver Covenant Chain. We propose to create an
environmental protection process from within the canoe, from within who we are as
Haudenosaunee. At the same time, we propose to bring out the Silver Covenant Chain and
polish it so that this project is done cooperatively within the context of the complexities of
A source for information, news and products which relate to Heritage Conservation and Archaeology. A variety of heritage software products are available. You can read articles relating to various aspects of archaeology, take a Quiz, browse an on-line summary ofOntario Prehistory and look for a Job in archaeology. Links to a variety of other Archaeology and Heritage sites are also available.
The Union of Nova Scotia Indians is a Mi'kmaq political organization which represets seven of 13 Mi'kmaq bands in Nova Scotia which include Acadia, Shubenacadie, Chapel Island, Waycobah, Wagmatcook, Membertou and Eskasoni. UNSI provides advisory services to member bands in the following areas: Health, Mi'kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum, Legal, Environment, Housing, Communications and Treaty and Aborigional Rights Research.
The longhouses were built by the men in the village. The wood for the houses was cut down in the spring when it was still flexible, and brought to the village. The ends of the posts were sharpened into points using stone axes, and some were charred, or burned, to make it last longer in the ground. The walls of the longhouse were made from elm bark that was cut into rectangular slabs to be used for roof shingles and wall siding.
Representing Canada's beginning with the life of the Huron people prior to the arrival of the Europeans. Behind the palisade walls of the Village our visitors can explore longhouses, play huron games and listen to the shaman's chants. Close your eyes and drift back in time over 500 years! Then examine our extensive collection of native artifacts which date back over ten thousand years.
This is the home page of the new Indigenous Law Journal, a University of Toronto publication. The Journal is student-run and was initiated and suported by the Native Law Student Association members. This journal will provide a forum for the debate of issues regarding Indigenous Law and Law as it applies to Indigenous peoples.
The Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement (IPSM) is a Montréal-based, Native support collective that is actively engaged in aiding the Kanienkehake (Mohawks) of Kanehsatake in their struggle for sovereignty as well as a mass education program aimed at spreading the importance of decolonisation into active and mainstream Canadian societes.
Indigenous World Tours is an indigenous organization dedicated to providing authentic educational travel experiences for those who
wish to meet and learn more about American Indians of the Western Hemisphere and about Native Hawaii.
Approximately 16,000 Innu (formerly known as Montagnais or Naskapi) inhabit Nitassinan (eastern Quebec and Labrador). They are based in 13 different communities - Utshimassit, Sheshatshiu, Pakuashipi, La Romaine, Natashquan, Mingan, Uashat, Maliotenam, Betsiamites, Les Escoumins, Mashteuiatsh, Schefferville, and Kawawachikamach.
The political realities of two provincial boundaries and the land rights negotiation process have led to the creation of regional political organizations which collectively represent the Innu people of Nitassinan.
Buyers of Native Arts & Crafts / Native Craft Supplies/Beads/Books; Importers/Exporters/Distrivuters of beads for the North American Indian Trade HAIR PIPES in Bone, Horn, Stone, Shell: White Clam Shell Wampum: Brass and Nickel: 10/0's:; Glass Tiles, Mini-Crows. Crows, Chevrons: Tin Cones. (Deer Skins, tails, toes, rawhides) Porcupine Quills, Drilled Cowry Shell, Rabbit Skins, Beaver & Horse tails, 18th Century styles white Clay Pipes, Brass Hawk Bells, Turquoise, sweetgrass - BOOKS; reprints of classic studies on the IROQUOIS women, government, crafts, foods
James Simon is a world-renowned native artist from Wikwemikong, Ontario, Canada. Through his art he puts us right into the rhythm of existence, and demonstrates the necessary connection and harmony with Mother Earth.
Your aim is to complete the journey in the fewest number of days possible and most importantly, have fun! - This website is an interactive educational art game. Played in full the game will take approximately 2.5 hours.
Native music with a new attitude. This Native American Poet, from London Ontario, Kaluyu'ti is making an effort to send a new more positive messege to our youth and the youth of all other cultures. The motto is "uniting nations through celebration, education and information" Some obvious influences of Hip Hop and Rap but there are also tracks showing some Goth, Trance and Metal influences as well.
Political action site for Mohawks concerned about federal government meddling in internal politics. The group also opposes a proposed local niobium mine. The discussion board is a very active forum concerning Mohawk politics and issues.
In his 1953 publication, I Live in the Woods," Paul Provencher described this housing structure as "a type of shelter used particulary by the Montagnais Indians when they intend staying in one place for any length of time. Sometimes it is built for winter quarters"
Their language is hundreds of years old, spoken by fewer than 12,000 people and until the last quarter century, transmitted only orally. The band is Kashtin, the language is Innu and the music is like a sonic slingshot, catapulting you squarely into the intoxicating landscape of today's Amerindian culture. Singing in their native tongue, the musical duo of Claude McKenzie and Florent Vollant have created a singular style of modern music, a potent blend of British Invasion-era rock and insanely catchy contemporary pop hooks, delivered in a distinctly Aboriginal voice.
We are a band on the Port au Port Peninsula (on the island of Newfoundland). We are the Mi'kmaq voice who represent the forgotten Mi'kmaq of the Peninsula. We seek awareness, cultural and educational inhancement as well as federal recignition.
With 5000 members, the Labrador Metis Nation is Labraor's largest Aboriginal organization. We are primarily the descendents of Inuit women and Btitish men, although we have Innu, Mi'Kmaq, and Cree blood. For these reasons, we call ourselves Metis. Labrador is our homeland-spiritually and culturally, as well as physically.
We invite you to explore our website and visit our people and our land.
The Lake of the Woods Museum, located in Kenora, Ontario, exists to collect and preserve any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of Kenora (originally called Rat Portage), Keewatin and Lake of the Woods. To that end, artifacts, and archival material relating to the area's progress in exploration, settlement, population, wealth, education, arts, industry, trade, transportation and any other area illustrative of life, conditions, events, and activities have been preserved.
Le Secretariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA) est l'organisme qui a la responsabilite premiere d'assurer le lien entre les Autochtones et le gouvernement du
Quebec. Depuis 20 ans, le Secretariat travaille avec les organismes amerindiens et inuits afin de leur faciliter l'acces aux divers programmes gouvernementaux
et, dans certains cas, d'adapter les activites gouvernementales aux besoins specifiques des Autochtones.
a collection of interactive stories and games on indigenous games and sports including the 'Sacred Run', lacrosse, canoeing, kayaking, archery, and other Métis and Inuit games. Visitors can guide a kayak through rapids, shoot arrows at targets and try to piece together the bones of seal fin puzzle.
The bitings are called wigwas mamacenawejegan in Ojibwa, and are also known as "transparencies" or "chews". As a young woman, Merasty remembered when birchbark biting was an activity shared among women during the time in spring and summer when many families met. Frequently, competitions were held to determine who could create the best bitings.
First Nation, New Brunswick
Our site keeps community members and Friends of the Mah-Sos school updated on current events. Since April 1, 2008 parents have been aiming to secure a safe and healthy learning environment for the children who attend school on the reservation. The school had fallen into disrepair and mould caused the school to be shut down and students displaced.
This dictionary is a work-in-progress. It now contains approximately 675 entries. Many more will be added in the near future.
In March 1998, many recordings of entries and examples were added. These sound files are in WAV format. The recordings were made by native speakers of the language.
I perform mostly my own material and write about any topic of interest ranging from historical events to women's issues, Native legends and space exploration. My current CD is about stories close to home, events, people and special places of significance that deserve to be remembered.
The following essay was written by Gloria Gould for a Folklore course at the University College of Cape Breton. It was based on an interview conducted with Mr. Peter D. Denny of Eskasoni, Nova Scotia in April, 1987, and edited somewhat for use on this website.
First Net is the first source for information related to Aboriginal employment, starting an Aboriginal business, education, scholarships and bursaries, and to learn about other First Nation communities within Nova Scotia.
First Net is a project put together by the members of the Mi'kmaq Nova Scotia First Net Committee. The proposal and scope of work were prepared by the Economic Development Officers Network (EDON)
and supported by the Economic Development working committee of the tripartite forum.
The Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits database is a collection of portraits and illustrations in various media, of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. For thousands of years before the arrival of European settlers, the Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k, which simply means 'the people,' 'human beings.' Their present name, Mi'kmaq, derives from nikmaq, meaning 'my kin-friends.'
We will provide education funding and educational advice to Mi'kmaqs as well as help to establish standards for Mi'kmaq education. We are staffed by professionals and report to a Board of Directors made up of the 13 Mi'kmaq Chiefs. Our direction for education developments and improvements originate at the Band level and we facilitate and support individuals Bands to achieve their local education objectives and priorities as well as collective First Nation education issues
Mi'kmawi'simk is a French/Mi'kmaw web site asking help from anayone that can help complete the lexicon by suggesting mi'kmaw words or expressions. Canadian laws regarding natives, Mi'kmaw history since occupation by european, lots of links.
Miingignoti-Keteaoag is a partnership of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people and organizations, committed to maintaining the integrity and way of life of the Wabanaki Nations and our relationship to the Creator.
Mohawk Nation News is a daily newsletter based in Kahnawake of Mohawk Territory with a world-wide readership. Subscribe to MNN news alerts on the struggles of the Kanienkehaka and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy on land, sovereignty, history, culture, and legal. Documenting progressive movements of the Onkwehonweh people of Turtle Island. Educational archives available on writings challenging US/CAN constitutional relationship principles based on a nation to nation of the Kaianere'kowa/Great Law of Peace and the "Guswenta" Two Row wampum. Books available: Rebuilding the Confederacy, The Warriors Handbook, Warriors Three.
The Mohawks of Kahnawake are members of the Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy or
as is common in their Kanienke'haka language, members of the Haudenosaunee "People
of the Longhouse". They have existed as a sovereign nation long before the arrival of
Columbus and the European settlers (approximately 1300 years). The Mohawks taught
the European settlers how to survive the northern climate, how to live off the land and
new ways of governing themselves democratically.
Moose Cree First
Nation (formerly known as Moose Factory Band of Indians) is located near the mouth of the mighty
Moose River on an island approximately 13 miles south from
the southern tip of James Bay. The overall population of the community is approximately
2,700. The total Moose Cree membership is 3,215. As of
January 31st, 2002 the on-Reserve population was 1,388.
Mushkeg Media Inc. is a
three year old production
company specializing in
films and videos about the
Native experience. Films
which deal with
contemporary issues facing
Canada's First Nations,
their environment, activities,
traditions and their struggle
for economic and political
autonomy. The company is
headed by Paul M Record,
filmmaker and cameraman.
Paul's partner is veteran
producer and director
Located in Wemindji and owned by Cree People, Natagam is offering year round packages so that you can enjoy all the seasons of the beautiful east coast of Jaems Bay in Northern Quebec, Canada, as well as the Cree traditional culture.
NADACA provides ongoing counselling services to clients experiencing personal and social problems with alcohol, drugs, prescription drugs, solvents, gambling (addiction related) and adictions related family problems.
This website houses a place for ALL artists who are walking a spiritual path. We help them create a platform where their work can be seen and there is no charge for the webspace or for our work to create their page.
The Anishinabek (Ojibway/Chippewa) word Miighan means wolf. The reason our Company’s name being wolf is that the wolf has an important role in both Turtle Island (Native name for America) and Turkic Native cultures with the people of the wolf clan usually being business people. Speakers of archaic Turkic dialects understand the meaning of the word Miighan or in short Miigu or Miigi to mean wolf. We deal with both Nations and for that reason we chose the word Miigi to be the name of our website.
Most of the members of the Native Council of Prince Edward Island (PEI) descend from the original Mic'maq people who inhabited the Island for untold centuries. They were an independent and powerful people who thrived in this rich land by hunting, fishing, gathering, and trading with other aboriginal nations. Today, NCPEl dedicates itself to continue this tradition through our own form of self-government for the Metis, Non-status and status Indians living off-reserve on Prince Edward Island.
Lesson Plan - Norval Morrisseau was born in 1930 on the Sand Point Lake Reserve north of Thunder Bay in Ontario Canada.
He was raised by his Grandparents and through them learned traditional Ojibwa customs, values and beliefs. It was in his youth that he received - from his Grandfather - his "mission" to share through art, all of those things he was taught to respect about Ojibwa culture.
Odawa Native Friendship Centre
12 Stirling Ave., Ottawa, Ontario , K1Y 1P8
(613) 722-3811 Fax: (613)722-4667
For over two decades now, Odawa's volunteers, Board of Directors, committee members and staff have worked diligently to ensure that we positively effect the quality of life for aboriginal people in the Canada's Capital region.
In order to fulfill its role
within the Nishnawbe-Aski
Nation (NAN), the Ojibway
and Cree Cultural Centre
(a) maintain and strengthen
the cultural identity of
Aboriginal people in the
(b) develop positive images
for Aboriginal people in the
(c) make society aware of
the importance of Aboriginal
culture as well as develop a
better understanding and
appreciation of the NAN
A Story and Works of an Warrior of Original Peoples Work Fair Principles and Traditions advocating for Cross Cultural Alcoholic After Care Councelling Services through the Traditional Teachings of the Elders and understanding of Mythological Philosophy of Life.
While history normally draws on written sources, archaeologists have unearthed an articulate unwritten record of Manitoba's heritage in the form of ancient artifacts and settlements. This record reveals a story of human survival and accomplishment in a harsh environment that began 12,000 years ago and influences and enriches the lives of Manitobans today. The major developments of this long time span include: The coming of the first settlers, the Paleo-Indian big game hunters, / The establishment of Archaic stone age communities, which developed specialized technologies to maximize their use of local environments, / The major accomplishments of the Woodland cultures, which supplemented dependence on buffalo and other wild resources with agriculture and developed long distance trading contacts and rich ceremonial traditions.
speech delivered by Ovide Mercredi, a First Nations leader in Canada, to the participants at the Save Canada Conference in Ottawa,
Ontario, August 21, 1999. "We the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas understand all too well that our survival and future is linked to the maintenance of our separate and distinct
identity, and to the free exercise of our inherent self determination within our territories."
by Kanatiyosh (Barbara Gray)
"I will examine how narratives provide cultures with a medium in which to teach the values, mores,
and laws of acceptable behavior to the community. I will do so by examining and comparing The Oresteia, a
Greek drama from antiquity, with the Great Law of Peace, a founding narrative of the Haudenosaunee
Confederacy that dates back to 1142 AD."
This site will attempt
to take a step towards providing a path towards Respect, Peace, and Gentle Harmony by
providing culturally sensitive and accurate information about the Iroquois, or as we prefer
to call ourselves the Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse).
The mission of Peaceful Living is to help people attain peace in their heart, mind and spirit in order to promote peace and healing on the planet.
We provide counselling, consulting, training and products.
Peaceful Living is a 100% Mohawk woman owned business located in the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne.
Praxis Media Productions is a non-profit collective providing educational resources on topics such as colonialism, language revitalization, and history. Most recently, they released an audio-documentary called "Hoping Against Hope? The Struggle Against Colonialism in Canada."
Lorraine was born on the Parry Is. Reserve and has been doing quillwork since she was a girl. Her mother first taught her the craft and, after many years of study, Lorraine now does quill tufting as well as regular quill work. She collects all her own raw material and her boxes show a great variety of designs including floral, geometric, star and animal patterns. Lorraine and her daughter are the only ones on her reserve who do any type of quill work.
His first performance for CBC's 2003 Canada Winter Games HYPE! concert landed him a spot on MuchMusic's MuchNews and Going Coastal. Since then he's been featured on Much's Aboriginal Day Celebration and Rap City. Red Suga has also appeared on CBC Television and Radio, APTN National News, CTV’s Breakfast Television, RDI (french version of CBC); in Spirit of Aboriginal Youth Magazine, as well as by various local media, including Roger's Cable and The New Brunswick Reader.
He has done shows and conducted youth workshops at the Creative Arts Festival 2003, in Happy Valley, Goose Bay, Labrador, and in Rigolet, Labrador! In 2003, he performed on the Mainstage at the SKYDOME for the Canadian Aboriginal Festival in Toronto, Ontario!
Sedna is the mythical Inuit Goddess of the sea. We are called Sikumiut which means "the people of the sea ice" and we have lived in Labrador for hundreds of years. Visit my photo gallery and get an insight into Labrador.
Using culturally sensitive and age appropriate methods, SNCYO will encourage first nations youth to enhance their identity through self expression, develop positive life skills, become proactive in their communinty and be positive leader role model.
The London Chapter of the Ontario Archaeological Society has published a set of projectile point type definitions in its' newsletter KEWA. They are reproduced here from the original publication to make them available to a wider audience. The point types from Southern Ontario have cultural affinities into adjacent regions especially New York State, Michigan and Ohio. Where it was felt that the types occurring in Ontario were identical to already defined types, these names have been perserved (e.g. Meadowood, Genesee, Hi-Lo, Barnes etc.). The text of the original publication has been preserved intact and is identified in each type. Additional information, particularly pictures displaying the variability, may be included as a separate link. All information is copyrighted by the London Chapter OAS.
Kris Nahrgang draws on his Anishnaabe heritage and his surroundings as inspiration for each carving he creates. Kris carves a wide variety of subjects, evoking feelings, places, legend and people. These are translated into intricate soapstone and wood carvings, or acrylics on canvas or hide. Corporate and private comissions accepted.
St. Anne's School is located on the Conne River Reserve situated on the south coast of Newfoundland. It is unique because it is the only totally First Nations Pre-K to Grade Twelve school in the province.
St. George's Bay Mi'kmaq is a site that showcases the rich M'kmaq history of the Port au Port Peninsula and Bay St. George region of Newfoundland.
It is my trubute to my aboriginal ancrstry and culture.
This website profiles the talents of Steve Genaille, a Swampy Cree, originally from Northern Manitoba. Steve carves beautiful sculptures from soapstone, ivory and antlers. He has pieces in galleries across Canada and in private collections around the world.
By Cherylin ZhaawinoogIkwe Martin - Anishinabe: As NiMaaMaa combed my hair, I stood in front of her staring out the open door. The cool summer morning beckoned me and NiMaaMaa took her time. One hand held my hair firmly as the other combed out the overnight tangles. She spoke quietly and gentle. Soon, I forgot the morning calling and fell into the voice of my mother....
TeKnoWave is Canada's first national program whose goal is to develop 1000 Aboriginal information technology (IT) professionals who are capable of applying information and communications technology in support of Aboriginal economic and social development goals.
When many people hear the term "American Indian" they think of feather headdresses and hordes of whooping warriors on horseback. However, these stereotypes do not reflect either the modern-day or historic reality of aboriginal people in Québec.
The Ipperwash Inquiry was established by the Government of Ontario to inquire and report on events surrounding the death of Dudley George, who was shot in 1995 during a protest by First Nations representatives at Ipperwash Provincial Park and later died.
Paul M. Bruneau's goal is to create unique works of Fine Canadian Art that display his emotions, talent and spiritual connection that provokes intense feelings in others and to contribute to the image of Canada through his artistic expression.
Set in 1651 in the
Niagara region of present-day Ontario and New York State,TWK chronicles the fortunes of a Chonnonton wampum keeper and his family when an Iroquois League army attacks their town. The French Jesuits' ill-fated mission to the Hurons is a central focus of the novel.
The Wolastoqewiyik Traditional Council of Tobic (WTCT) is the traditional governing body of the Wolastoqewiyik Nation. Our people’s Longhouse form of governance goes back thousands of generations and predates the present Indian Act form of governance.
Originally referred to as the Mohawk Tract, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory is
located approximately eight miles east of Belleville and approximately 50 miles west of Kingston.
Tyendinaga, when translated in English, means "placing the wood together." Of special significance, the
name is derived from "Thayendanegea," Captain Joseph Brant's Mohawk name and reflects the belief that
"our strength shall be in unity."
by Kanatiyosh (Barbara Gray)
"In this paper, the Great Law of Peace (also known as the Iroquois Constitution) will be discussed through the perspective of a
Haudenosaunee to show how the Confederacy functions. The influence that the Great Law of Peace had on the founding fathers and on
the United States Constitution, as well as the interaction between the great Mohawk orators and the founding fathers, will be
By Marshal Becker -- The Vatican wampum belt is an interesting and late example of a sub-category of examples that I call Religious, or Ecclesiastical-Convert, wampum belts. Religious Belts are distinct from the normal Secular (Diplomatic-Political) belts in their use, but were produced by native crafters using traditional technology but incorporating religious texts and/or themes that reflect their use within the Catholic church mission system. The first known examples of Religious belts date from the 1650s. The last known example is the Vatican belt that was made at the Lac des Deux Montagnes missionary community near Montreal in 1831 and sent as a gift to Pope Gregory XVI in Rome.
Our present-day community is nestled between Ontario and Michigan at the mouth of the St. Clair River. The modern delta emerged only 6,000 years ago. This place is known to us as Bkejwanong, the-place-where-the waters-divide. It is also known as Walpole Island, named after the "warpoles" which were long wooden starves planted in the ground with the emblems of the First Nations on them. These warpoles were seen by the early visitors. Bkejwanong has been occupied by Aborginal people for thousands of years. It is today home to 3,000.
Waseskun House, incorporated in 1988, is a charitable, non-profit and non-political organization that operates the first and only totally Native community residential centre (CRC) in the province of Quebec for First Nations men.
Wawashkesh Wilderness ATV Tours invite you to our ancestral home, Wikwemikong, Canada’s only officially recognized Unceded Indian Reserve. We are the people of the Three Fires Confederacy, The Ojibwa, known as the faith keepers, the Odawa known as the traders, and the Pottawatomi known as the fire keepers.
Weshtau is a training/development group delivering Leadership, Motivation & Start Your Own Business Programs, for Youth and Adult organizations. We also do Community Strategic Planning and Business Plans for entrepreneurs.
Speech by the President of the Canadian Alliance in Solidarity with the Native Peoples, Kahn-Tineta Horn, January 29, 1999, at the University of Toronto
Faculty of Law "35th Annual Conference on Law and Contemporary Affairs."
Paintings by Anishnabe artist Charlene Vickers. Images that explore dreams and memories of childhood with her birth family and her non- Native adoptive family. Colourful renderings on bedsheets, copper and canvas.