Bear Grease: An Indigenous take on an American musical classic comes to the NAC
As Bear Grease comes to Ottawa, the audience is not just Indigenous people. However, for those who do come from Indigenous communities, the show’s meaning is palpable.
Indigenous sisters hopeful for a better future on National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
Marie and Laura Mapachée, two sisters and Indigenous people of the Abitibiwinni First Nation from the Pikogan reservation in Quebec, drove more than five hours to attend the event.
Orange Shirt Day offers a way for Canadians to reflect on truth and reconciliation
With the third National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day taking place on Sept. 30, local grassroots and government organizations are preparing activities to commemorate the day.
City builder: Kevin Loring is revolutionizing Indigenous theatre in Canada
Loring is best known as the Artistic Director for Indigenous theatre at the National Arts Centre. Recently, he had his term extended into the 2026-2027 season. The Indigenous theatre program at the NAC provides a platform for Indigenous artists to have their work staged and produced.
City builder: Paula MacDonald builds cultural connections in her role as a deaf Indigenous advocate
Paula MacDonald, who is half Cree from Treaty 4, is a deaf Indigenous youth advocate, who is working hard to help deaf Indigenous connect with their communities.
Games to highlight ‘long, rich history’ of Indigenous sport
The Masters Indigenous Games will be held in Ottawa in August giving the community a chance to learn more about Indigenous culture and sport.
The 23rd Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow welcomes everyone back to celebrate First Nations culture
The annual Ottawa Indigenous Children and Youth Pow Wow is back after a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Event organizers stress the importance of fostering community between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
A view from the Arctic: Indigenous film festival opens a window on northern culture
The seventh Unikkaatuarniq: Snowscreen hosted by the Asinabka Film Festival returned to in-person screenings with Winterlude for the first time in three years.
See something say something: Akwesasne wellness team uses conference to raise awareness and combat sex trafficking
The Akwesasne Family Wellness Program hosted an anti-trafficking conference to raise awareness about human trafficking.
‘What can I leave behind for generations to follow me?’ Algonquin mural unveiled at New Edinburgh Park
Entitled “Miskwi” or “Bloodline,” the mural commemorates many parts of Indigenous life. Made up of mixed media, the mural features five ceramic panels made by Doreen, each telling a different part of a larger story, with a painted piece just underneath done by Charlotte.
Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities hope mourning of Queen’s death will spark new era of apologies and social change
On a dreary Monday in downtown Ottawa, mourners recently gathered to mark the death and commemorate the life of Queen Elizabeth II. Members of the RCMP marched down Elgin Street to the steady beat of drums and the piercing timbre of bagpipes. While many are saddened by the Queen’s passing, Ottawa’s Black and Indigenous communities are grappling with complicated emotions…
Two new healing forests aim to promote reconciliation in Ottawa
Navan and Blackburn Hamlet will be home to two new healing forests after successfully receiving grants from the David Suzuki Foundation and the National Healing Forests Initiative.