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Exciting Updates!

Tanisi - Hello! Hey, happy hump day! (published on a Wednesday obviously - hopefully this opening line grabbed your attention instead of losing it, because sometimes I think i'm funny and clever when really I'm not). Moving along, I would just like to do a stream of consciousness, a stream of words typed out onto…

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Reminiscence of the Miss Indian World Contestant experience.

The days of April 25th – May 1st and those leading up were a pure whirlwind that took my world by its roots and nourished them with adoration; a whirlwind that took me to new heights and greater understanding and respect for the world around me. An unforgettable experience that consisted of adrenaline highs, altitude…

Thoughts from the road – Beginnings of the Miss Indian World Experience!

Tansi, Hello readers! Road trips often result in the deepest reflections. Long hours of highways and changing landscapes, delving further into unknowns and driving further away from what we know, who we know and where we come from. On this trip in particular, I have been thinking about each and every one of you. Everyone…

A Start to Twenty Seventeen

Happy New Year to you ,where ever you are in the world! I'm a little late to the game but better late than never to celebrate a brand new year amiright? To celebrate this new year, you have probably already noticed but I have relaunched my website, which is now http://www.anishanaabe.com! I was very excited…

Hoop Dance Championships

Each year, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona hosts the World Hoop Dance Championships where Indigenous hoop dancers from all over the world gather to meet, compete, inspire and represent their home communities. It was my second year attending and representing my Cree and Saulteaux roots from Mathias Colomb Cree Nation and Lake St. Martin…

22 Reasons I Love Travel & Why You Should Too!

Hey Fellow Travellers or future travellers! 😉 I have a list for you today! I am going to assume that there are probably many duplicates of this kind of list already out in the blog world with a wide range of different perspectives. Or not. Maybe I'm the first one! Anyway, I get this question…

What does Dancing Mean to You?

As a hoop dancer and fancy shawl dancer I often get the question, "What does dancing mean to you?" or "What is the meaning behind it?" and my answers usually vary. For myself personally, dancing is very special to me. I was taught that hoop dancing is a form of healing for oneself, for their friends and family…

Winnipeg’s Local Racial Inclusion Summit

Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Centre of Canada and the heart of the prairies. Thriving and bustling with multiculturalism, diversity, economic gain and industry progress. A meeting place of the Red and Assiniboine rivers. However . . . Winnipeg, Manitoba was also given the title of the most racist city in all of Canada while segregation and…

Hoop Dance Portraits

During the spring of 2015 I had the privilege and wonderful opportunity to visit the Avenue Photography Studio in the east side of Winnipeg, Manitoba owned by the creative founder, Robert Dearden. We had the chance to collaborate together in order to capture some shots of dance and "indigenized" portraits. I was very grateful for…

Cottage Living – Betula Lake, MB

 Summer hasn't gone yet folks! I suggest (if you haven't already), planning a visit to a cabin or cottage for however long you are able too. For me personally it's a very invigorating and detoxifying way to escape the city hustle and bustle for a while. Bonus points if your spot is right on the…