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  • Canada at 150: Many indigenous people see little reason to celebrate

    Canada at 150: Many indigenous people see little reason to celebrate0

    THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON – After surviving 11 years in a residential school with art as his only escape, 19-year-old Alex Janvier was ready for freedom. But in mid-1950s Canada, freedom still depended on the colour of one’s skin. Janvier was offered a spot at what is now the Ontario College of Art and Design.

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  • Tanya Tagaq pushes Eskimeaux to change name

    Tanya Tagaq pushes Eskimeaux to change name1

    TORONTO — Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq has convinced Brooklyn indie band Eskimeaux to swap out its name for one deemed more culturally sensitive. The Polaris Prize-winner jumped on Twitter last week to call out singer-songwriter Gabrielle Smith for “using slurs to sell music.” “If you want to use the word Eskimo you had better

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