Category: Return to the land

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Elder Vern Harper speaks about his experiences of Alcatraz

TORONTO – On March 21st, 2017 Gary Wassaykeesic continued his ongoing show, “Telling our Stories”. In this episode Gary speaks with Elder Vern Harper in Toronto. They discuss the history and significance of the...

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This 19th-Century Map Shows that Beaver Dams are Built to Last

By Matt Soniak | Atlas Obscura | January 11, 2016 Lewis Henry Morgan did not like the way beavers looked. “The animal has a ratlike appearance about the head and neck,” he wrote in 1868, “and...

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Neecha Dupuis on Nov 21 2016 protest outside of Kenora lawyer Doug Keshen

November 21, 2016 Neecha Dupuis speaks about the protest outside the offices of Doug Keshan, the lawyer for her nation’s government. Neecha and her group are demanding that Keshan and her nation’s leadership share...

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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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Warrior Societies and Land Defence

by SAKEJ WARD (MI’KMAW) | Originally published at The Dominion on August 13, 2016. My name is Sakej. I am Mi’kmaw and a Sma’knis, a traditional Indigenous warrior of the Mi’kmaq Nation. I want to...

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Telling Our Stories: Elder Vern Harper speaks with Gary Wassaykeesic

Elder Vern Harper is a respected Indigenous elder who lives in Toronto. He was interviewed by Gary Wassaykeesic and Zach Ruiter for Real Peoples Media on January 11th of 2017.

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Winter at Unist’ot’en 2016-2017

Check out this new documentary short about the life and purpose of the Unist’ot’en Camp, December 2016, produced by Listening and Remembering.

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Jerry Sandy on Fran’s Earthship

Jerry Sandy is an Onondaga man from Six Nations. He and members of his family put on a feast to feed the 50 or so volunteers that were involved in building the Earthship for...

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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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Island of thieves: A controversy over land and fairness at Shoal Lake 40

Themla Fair is a traditional healer from Shoal Lake 40. In this interview she talks about a local land dispute that she is involved in, and her conflict with the local band office in...