Category: Culture

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Tehahenteh on Mid-Winter Ceremonies and Their Connection to Standing Rock (in Kanien’keha)

Video by Paulette Moore Tehahenteh is a Six Nations of the Grand River territory language teacher and protector of land, water and culture. He explores how Haudenosaunee/Rotinonshon:ni Mid-Winter ceremonies are connected to water protection...

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Mohawk Ritual and Education

By Ronald L. Grimes Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots), a traditional Mohawk spiritual leader from Akwesasne, discusses ritual, especially the Condolence Ceremony. He is then joined by Philip Otiohkwa Deering, a Mohawk educator and cultural interpreter...

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Removing the Burrs: A Traditional Mohawk Welcoming Ceremony

Using part of the Condolence complex of ceremonies, Ateronhiata:kon (Francis Boots) welcomes Roxana Miranda Rupailaf, a Mapuche poet from Chile. Then he offers healing to Myriam Gonzalez, a Chilean Canadian from Montreal. The ceremony...

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“Idle No More” by Kevin Shaganash

Kevin Shaganash is from Constance Lake First Nation. This is his song “Idle No More”.

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Rez Quest #25 – Reppin the Tribe with Isaac Murdoch

In this episode Wes chills with his brother Isaac Murdoch. The focus is on culture and the Indian Act. Isaac is an artist, activist and all around bushman. You can follow him on Twitter: @IsaacMurdoch1 or...

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Apocalypse and Accountibilty: d’bi.young anitafrika on her new Afro-futurist dub-opera

By Tom Keefer d’bi.young 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...

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Ron Sager, Tyendinaga Carver

Ron Sager is Wolf Clan Mohawk from Tyendinaga. Here he speaks with Real Peoples Media about his life experiences, the nature of of Onkwehon:we spirituality, and the art of carving. The interview was recorded...

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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,...

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The Cycle – feat. Wasun, Fresh, Pete Nyce, TZ. prod. By Classic Roots (J. Depery)

This is the fourth track on Wasun’s new album Comrade Music. This song is called “The Cycle” and features Wasun and a number of Indigenous MCs including Fresh, Pete Nyce, TZ. prod. By Classic...