Month: February 2018

Hockey Comes Home to the Mi’kmaq of Membertou

Hockey is a passion with the Mi’kmaq people, who, I discovered recently, may have had a hand in inventing the game. According to the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society in Windsor, Nova Scotia, it was Mi’kmaq carvers who made the first hockey sticks from Hornbeam trees, and in Silas Tertius Rand’s 1894 book, “Legends of the… 

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Dogsledding Across Northern Canada

For Indigenous people in the north, dog sleds provide not just transportation and companionship, but a way of life. While snowmobiles now offer an alternate mode of transportation across the snow and ice, dogsledding remains an important tradition. Dogsled teams are still used today as an effective and efficient way to get places, go on… 

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Indigenous Music and Musicians

A community’s musicians convey the heart of their culture through their stories and sounds. For Indigenous communities in Canada, music is an essential part of daily life and the backbone of spiritual, cultural and kinship beliefs. But just like Canada’s rich and varied landscapes and its complex linguistic tapestry, with around 60 distinct Indigenous languages… 

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2018 Indigenous Events Across Canada

Here is a list of some of the great Indigenous festivals and events happening across Canada this summer. The 2018 Canada Pow Wow Guide is now complete so you can start planning your summer Pow Wows. Who are we missing? Share a link on our Facebook page! Indigenous Events in Canada Manito Ahbee Festival     … 

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