Mother-daughter basketball coaching duo leaves it all on the floor at Indigenous Games

Team Ontario won U19 basketball gold at the North American Indigenous Games by defeating Alberta 66-59 on Friday, in Toronto.

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2017 Alberta Indigenous Games August 13-17th it’s a sporting event held every 2-years in Alberta that brings together Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth for a week of competition and culture. 

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Born of Mohawk and Cayuga descent, musical icon Robbie Robertson learned the story of Hiawatha and his spiritual guide, the Peacemaker, as part of the Iroquois oral tradition. Now he shares the same gift of storytelling with a new generation.

Hiawatha was a strong and articulate Mohawk who was chosen to translate the Peacemaker’s message of unity for the five warring Iroquois nations during the 14th century. This message not only succeeded in uniting the tribes but also forever changed how the Iroquois governed themselves—a blueprint for democracy that would later inspire the authors of the U.S. Constitution.

Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, Robertson and Shannon have crafted a new children’s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages.

Includes a CD featuring a new, original song written and performed by Robbie Robertson.

“Expressive, handsome, and well-documented.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“Shannon’s penetrating oil paintings expressively capture the initial tension and uncertainty with which these messengers of peace are met, and the tranquility that replaces it…a CD that includes a song written and performed by Robertson underscore the author’s evident emotional connection to this story and passion for passing it on.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Robertson offers a beautifully retold version of this tale…[t]he bright colors of Shannon’s full-page spreads add depth and volume, giving readers greater understanding.”
—School Library Journal

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The search for Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick

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Laurie Odjick holds a sign with a photo of her missing daughter, Maisy, who was last seen in 2008 at age 16. Shannon Alexander (right) went missing the same night.




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Singer-songwriter Iskwé (pronounced iss-kway, meaning “Woman” in her native language) draws upon her Cree/Dene (Aboriginal) and Irish roots to produce a sound filled with booming bass lines and heavy beats, defining her distinctive offering of Alternative RnB/TripHop.
She has recently been listed by the CBC “Top 10 Canadian Musicians You Need to Know” and twice by The Grid TO as “One to Watch”.





Investing in I

Investing in Indigenous language revitalization

July 25, 2017

Kindergarten to Grade 12 students will have greater access to Indigenous language learning and teaching in their communities, thanks to support from the Alberta government.


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Indigenous and non-Indigenous paddlers pushing towards reconciliation




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