Indigenous Canada Blog

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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Embrace Winter in Canada with These Indigenous Experiences

Elsewhere in the world, winter is a time to wrap up and hide from the weather, but in Canada, it’s a season to embrace. And no one know how to have fun in the snow more than Indigenous peoples who have lived on their land for centuries.  Let them share these great ideas about how… 

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VIDEO: Indigenous Voices – Nadya Kwandibens (Nova Scotia & New Brunswick)

The third video from our Indigenous Voices video series features Nadya Kwandibens, an Anishinaabe / Ojibwe photographer who uses her work to tell vibrant and modern stories about Indigenous people from across Canada. In this latest video Nadya visits Mi’kmaq Territory in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to photograph the people and their vibrant culture.… 

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ITINERARY: Atlantic Canada Indigenous Adventures

Discover the Atlantic Canada provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. Embrace the three provinces’ rich First Nations culture and Acadian history, while experiencing the stunning natural beauty of their rugged shorelines, sweeping flatlands, quaint towns, and the magnificent Cape Breton Trail. Since time immemorial, the Mi’kmaq Nation has called the Atlantic… 

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Make For Canada’s North to Marvel at the Aurora Borealis

I’d chased the northern lights for years before I saw them: clouds in Iceland, rain in the Yukon, and just plain bad luck in Norway meant that those magical dancing lights in the sky remained an elusive dream for more than four decades for me. I finally saw them when I was least expecting it;… 

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ITINERARY: A Cultural Adventure to Northern Ontario

The quiet of Northern Ontario is where you will be headed after leaving the bustling streets of Toronto. Drive in to the Algonquin region and enjoy a paddling adventure by kayak or canoe with the Algonquin Canoe company. Afterwards, your journey takes you to Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island. It is also home… 

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VIDEO: Indigenous Voices – Anong Beam (Manitoulin Island, Ontario)

There are six Anishinaabe communities on Manitoulin Island, Ontario, with a deeply rooted history of creativity. In this Indigenous Voices video painter Anong Migwans Beam, from the M’Chigeeng First Nation, shares her passion for creating artwork from the land to convey the experience of being on Manitoulin Island. “It’s amazing to venture out into the… 

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Preparing for the Inuvik Sunrise Festival 2018

I’m fascinated by Canada’s North with its wild, edge-of-danger beauty, and extreme weather. You need skills and strength to live there that I can only dream of possessing. Being a new-ish immigrant who’s still excited by the sight of snow; I have to confess that it’s a treat to even make a phone call to… 

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Welcome to the Indigenous Canada blog! Here you’ll find all the latest news, information, guides, activities and events across the country that celebrates our First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures. We’ll be sharing stories and things to do throughout the year, and want to encourage everyone from all walks of life to engage with the exciting Indigenous tourism industry across Canada.

Be part of the Indigenous Canada story. Share photos of your experiences on social media using the hashtag #IndigenousCanada and we’ll repost our favourites.

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