All posts in Indigenous

  • “Taken” tells the story of Gladys Simon from Elsipogtog
    October 13, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    On Oct. 11, 2017, UNB Fredericton’s Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre hosted a screening of a New Brunswick-based television episode from the acclaimed series “Taken” as part of the third annual Red Shawl […]

  • Sisters in Spirit hold second annual poetry slam
    October 3, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    The second annual Sisters in Spirit poetry slam was held on Oct. 2, 2017, at Kinsella Auditorium at St. Thomas University in Fredericton with much success. The Poetry Slam is […]

  • Pain of Mount Polley spill felt in New Brunswick
    August 18, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    Ekpahak/Fredericton – Jacinda Mack, a Nuxalk and Secwepemc woman from British Columbia, was on the unceded Wolastoq and Passamaquoddy territories in New Brunswick in August to intervene at the annual […]

  • Wolastoqewi Time Immemorial Celebration
    June 29, 2017, by NB Media Co-op

    WOLASTOQEWI TIME IMMEMORIAL CELEBRATION Location: Next the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton on traditional Wolastoq territory Schedule of events *June 27th at 7pm – Measuring out the Longhouse *June 28th at […]

  • Natalie Sappier sings Indigenous reality and survival
    June 23, 2017, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Wolastoqiyik artist Samaqani Cocahq-Natalie Sappier performed at the Beaverbrook Gallery on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, “National Aboriginal Day,” in Fredericton. Sappier’s very intimate performance was offered to the public on [&hellip ...

  • Return of the Wolastoq: Giving a river back its name
    May 26, 2017, by Tracy Glynn

    The Wolastoq Grand Council is supporting their youth’s proposal to change the name of the Saint John River back to its original and proper name, the Wolastoq. Wolastoq means “beautiful […]

  • Jesse Wente assesses Indigenous representation
    December 1, 2016, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Jesse Wente connects his Indigenous family background to contemporary struggles like the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and the Cleveland baseball team brand. On Nov. 30, 2016, the University of New […]

  • Solidarity from Wolastoq to Standing Rock [audio]
    November 16, 2016, by From the Margins

    On November 15, the Wolastoq Grand Council held an action in Fredericton to show solidarity with Indigenous people and allies resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota. Over […]

  • Wolastoq Grand Council on the Mactaquac dam
    July 22, 2016, by Wolastoq Grand Council Chief Ron Tremblay

    Since time immemorial Wolastoqewiyik (Maliseet People) were connected physically and spiritually to the river “Wolastoq” – St. John River, for it provided our people with food, medicine, and was our […]

  • Wolastoq leaders pro-nature, anti-pipeline
    February 11, 2016, by Norm Knight

    Fredericton – A cold wind whistled through the trees and snowflakes danced in the air, but inside the Crown Plaza hotel in Fredericton on February 8th, a group of leaders […]

  • NB Power asked to put conditions on blood coal from Colombia
    November 28, 2015, by Tracy Glynn

    Fredericton – A Colombian union leader, lawyer and survivor of eight assassination attempts told a crowd gathered on November 24 in the province’s capital that New Brunswickers have a responsibility […]

  • Stay human: Bob Lovelace on Gaza Flotilla
    June 26, 2015, by Bob Lovelace

    The Marianne is leaving the harbour at Messina, destination Gaza. We’ve worked hard all day getting the boat equipped and ready to go, fuelled up, fresh water, provisions for the […]

  • Red Head March [video]
    June 10, 2015, by Council of Canadians

    TransCanada wants to build the biggest tar sands pipeline yet, Energy East, from Alberta to Red Head near Saint John, New Brunswick. The 1.1 million barrel per day pipe would […]

  • Pjilasi Mi’kma’ki: On language and education [audio]
    June 10, 2015, by Annie Clair

    Kjipuktuk (Halifax) — In this episode we will be exploring language and education. The reasons why the Mi’kmaq language is in a desperate state are not mysterious. The Mi’kmaq language […]

  • Pjilasi Mi’kma’ki: Surviving the Sixties Scoop [audio]
    June 9, 2015, by Annie Clair

    KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) — Welcome to the first episode of the new bilingual Mi’kmaq/English podcast PJILASI MI’KMA’KI, which in Mi’kmaq means ‘Welcome to Mi’kma’ki.’ In this episode, you’ll be listening ...

  • Debriefing Elsipogtog book tour
    May 25, 2015, by Miles Howe

    Debriefing Elsipogtog is a book about intersections. It is a book about treaty rights and the origins of New Brunswick and colonialism and how a place called Elsipogtog First Nation […]

  • Participants at Inclusive Language Panel speak out
    April 23, 2015, by Sophie M. Lavoie

    Held at Fredericton High School’s Theatre on April 22nd, the Inclusive Language Panel brought together 50 people to learn about and discuss the issue. FHS student Megan Hill organized this […]