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Gary Wassaykeesic at Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto

Gary Wassaykeesic. Photo by Michael Toledano | Reposted from the blog of Michael Toledano with permission. March 30, 2016. Every day Gary Wassaykeesic climbs onto this statue at Toronto Police headquarters, unfurls the Two Row Wampum, Haudenosaunee Confederacy, and Unity flags, and announces aloud “this is Iroquois land.” For the past…
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Apocalypse and Accountibilty: d’bi.young anitafrika on her new Afro-futurist dub-opera

By Tom Keefer d' anitafrika talks with Real People's Media about Bleeders, her new Afro-futurist dub-opera which is currently playing in the Toronto Summer Works festival. d'bi talks about her creative process, the play's relationship to Indigenous teachings, and why she thinks that this play is the most impactful of…
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Esu Crossing the Middle Passage: An Interview with d’bi young anitafrika

Playwright and poet d'bi young anitafrika speaks to Real Peoples Media about her upcoming play "Esu Crossing the Middle Passage." The show is playing in Toronto from April 4th to April 17th 2016 in Toronto. The interview covers a range of topics from the reaction of the talk back sessions,…
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The Intersection of Black and Native Hip-Hop: Interview with Wasun

Wasun is one of Toronto's most most politically active Hip Hop MCs. In December of 2015 he released a new album entitled "Comrade Music" which features extensive collaborations with Indigenous rappers including James Blood, Sciance, Pete Nyce, and Fresh. Wasun sat down with Real Peoples Media to talk about his…
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Datejie Green on organizing equality

Datejie Green. TORONTO – Datejie Green speaks about her involvement in the major international conference "Organizing Equality" and its possibilities for bringing a wide range of social justice activists together in dialogue and action. The conference will take place between the 24th and 26th of March 2017 in London, Ontario and…
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Maroons, Seminoles, and the Real Resistance to Slavery in North America

The inside of a slave ship. by Russell Maroon Shoatz Long before the founding of the country, Africans were transported to what later became known as the United States of America. Some came as free individuals and companions of the Europeans from Spain and elsewhere. They were ship guides, sailors,…
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