Bad vibes: Critics decry the cultural appropriation of Indigenous plant medicines and smudging￼
It’s a sunny day inside the Garden of Light spiritual shop and magic is in the air. Rays of light bounce off the glinting crystals stationed by the window, brightening the room and entrancing passersby. Past the glimmering crystals, a customer circles the display of metal sound bowls. She picks up a wooden mallet, or ‘striker,’ and gently taps the…
Group opposes Ryerson University rebrand and aims to restore namesake’s reputation
As Ryerson University prepares to announce a new name, a group called The Friends of Egerton Ryerson is working to help restore the reputation of the 19th century educator.
Algonquin elder, Muslim women build bridges through ‘experiences of racism’
Ottawa Muslim Women’s Organization and Algonquin elder Claudette Commanda are building bridges of understanding among marginalized groups.
Winnipeg scraps adult-business licences as sex workers, anti-trafficking advocates unite — for different reasons
Sex workers and anti-human trafficking advocates urge Winnipeg city council to end licensing of sex work.
No revisions planned for Canadian coat of arms despite calls for changes to reflect diverse nation
Some support revising Canada’s coat of arms to represent Indigenous peoples. Canadian Heritage says there are no plans to do so.
New scholarship aims to support uOttawa’s Black and Indigenous student athletes
A fund created by two former uOttawa Gee-Gees aims to help Black and Indigenous student athletes who are juggling school, work and sport.
As Canada’s coat of arms turns 100, Nunavut MP urges redesign to include Indigenous Peoples, Arctic Ocean
As Canada’s coat of arms turns 100, some say it’s worth revising to be more inclusive of Indigenous peoples..
Ottawa police boardroom, city park renamed to honour ground-breaking Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook
A boardroom at Ottawa Police headquarters and a park in the Sandy Hill neighbourhood have been renamed to honour the legacy and life of Inuit artist Annie Pootoogook.
Tagwàgi Festival a first event for new Indigenous cultural attraction in Ottawa
The 2021 Tagwagi Festival at Mādahòkì Farm brought dozens of individuals and families alike together to enjoy some autumn indigenous traditions. Attractions included Ojibwe Spirit Horses, a reconciliation rock station, local artisans and a traditional pow wow dance.
Updated Dark Side of Sandy Hill walking tour acknowledged the role played by politicians in creating residential schools, Indian Act
The walking tour is back for its second year, this time with a stronger emphasis on the federal government’s historic mistreatment of Indigenous peoples.
Hundreds commemorated lives lost at Indian residential schools on National Day
Though hundreds attended the Remember Me event on Sept. 30, a deafening silence filled Ottawa’s downtown core.
Lansdowne offers pop-up space to Indigenous-owned, mother-daughter café and art shop
An Indigenous mother-daughter team will soon open a cafe and art shop in a pop-up space at Lansdowne Park. Capital Current talked to the owners of Beandigen Café.