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  • Concert Series highlights indigenous contributions to music

    Concert Series highlights indigenous contributions to music0

    “Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World” is putting on a concert series bringing the songs from the film to the stage. The concert is being put on by Rezolution Pictures and tours across Ontario this month with an upcoming stop at Brantford’s Sanderson Centre. The show reveals the contributions indigenous artists have made to

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  • Ancient quinoa seeds unearthed in Brantford

    Ancient quinoa seeds unearthed in Brantford0

    BRANTFORD — A mass of quinoa seeds excavated from an archeological dig at a Brantford construction site has been identified as being 3,000 years old. The discovery made in 2010 has since been raising questions about the extent of trade among Indigenous peoples at the time — something that oral history has said was extremely

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  • Cottagers and Indians: a food fight for the ages

    Cottagers and Indians: a food fight for the ages0

    By J.P. Antonacci “I hope you’ll be ignited by our play, and enjoy the great spirit of its humour” — Dew Hayden Taylor PORT DOVER — Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor has created a play that highlights a topical narrative that unfolds each day across Canada in other forms. The play will be shown at

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  • Searching for water: the gifts of the water witcher

    Searching for water: the gifts of the water witcher1

    Ancient skills lead indigenous people to water beneath the earth Whether it is an inherited gift or a trick used to decide chance, the quest of witching for water is one that has crossed millennia. Dowsing, witching, divining; although the name of water witching may have changed in different cultures and eras, the techniques have

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  • Midnight Shine adds Cree verse to spice up an oldie

    Midnight Shine adds Cree verse to spice up an oldie0

    The indigenous rockers of Midnight Shine have added fresh glitter to Neil Young’s “Heart of Gold” with a new version that features a verse in Mushkegowuk Cree. The Attawapiskat band released a music video for their cover that is filmed entirely in their northern Ontario community and features lead singer Adrian Sutherland playing guitar and

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  • A Winter Story

    A Winter Story0

    As the earth is usually covered in a blanket of snow by this time of year, the winter months are and have always been garnered as the season ripe for storytelling. Begging older relatives for stories during the summer was usually met with “there is enough to do,” as stories told during the winter were

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